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Former Alyson Books Editor Don Weise Launches Magnus Books

One month after leaving Alyson Books, editor Don Weise has launched Magnus Books– “an independently owned publisher of LGBT literature.”

The new press will publish 15 to 20 books a year, and will be based in New York City. The first titles will arrive in fall 2011.  Weise had this statement: “As owner and publisher of Magnus I have complete freedom for the first time in my career, working entirely on my own and independent of parent companies or affiliations. I’m tremendously excited by this long-awaited opportunity. With 18 years in the business, the majority of that devoted to LGBT books, the path has been pointed in this direction for quite some time.”

After struggling financially the last few years, the gay and lesbian publisher Alyson Books switched to an eBook-only model in October.

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