Who we are
2Leaf Press is an imprint of the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), a New York-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy. 2Leaf Press challenges the status quo by publishing alternative fiction, non‐fiction, poetry and bilingual works by activists, academics, poets and authors. We are especially dedicated to publishing scholarship regarding diversity and social justice that is accessible to the general public.
2Leaf Press’ mission is to foster a universal passion for reading by partnering with multicultural poets, authors, artists, activists and scholars who communicate stories and ideas that inform, entertain, educate, inspire, and connect them to readers everywhere.
What we do
2Leaf Press produces high quality and beautifully produced hardcover and paperback print editions, and eBooks. We also publish books through our series: 2LP EXPLORATIONS IN DIVERSITY, 2LP TRANSLATIONS, NUYORICAN WORLD SERIES, 2LP CLASSICS, and 2LP CURRENT AFFAIRS, CULTURE & POLITICS.
By using our global reach, embracing new technologies, and collaborating with authors at every stage of the publishing process, from design and editorial, to sales and marketing, to production and distribution, we wish to provide them with the greatest platform possible. At the same time, we fiercely protect our authors’ intellectual property and champion freedom of expression, ensuring that their voices carry beyond the page and into the folds of societies and communities around the globe. Our professional team of publishing professionals are committed to helping authors realize their very best work and to finding innovative new ways of bringing stories and ideas to audiences worldwide.
What makes us unique is that 2Leaf Press is totally enmeshed in the digital world by taking full advantage of today’s technology. We publish print books using print-on-demand (POD), and create high quality eBooks that meets EPUB 3.0 and W3C XHTML standards that are available in ePub and Kindle formats. 2Leaf Press’ print books are primarily available online at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Alibris, Abe Books, Chapters/Indigo and Powells. Our eBooks are available on all major outlets, including Amazon, Nook, KOBO, Google Play, and iTunes/iBookstore.
Besides creating great books with well-designed covers, we also create the occasional promotional book videos, which are produced and directed by Vagabond Beaumont. Vagabond also has designed several book covers, photographed and filmed 2Leaf Press events, as well as done publicity photos of some of our authors in the New York City area. Kudos also goes to Jeff Akers and Sam Lahoz for great video and photographs, their input always makes a difference.
Our end game
2Leaf Press is strongly attached to its home in New York City, its native language and landscape, and its vast richness of cultures, so we consider ourselves “local internationalists,” committed to bringing readers an eclectic mixture of multicultural writers. As a small press, we publish a limited number of original titles (approximately 10 books per year) during Spring and Fall, so we’re only committed to publishing the highest quality writing with an original approach in concept and execution that can make a difference.