To produce limited edition, high quality books, with great attention to detail, by first-time authors with something important to express; something magical or mysterious or monumental, yet always rooted in the human experience.
At Liquid Gravity Publishing, Joey Robert Parks handpicks first-time authors who are filled with large ambitions, but lack the resources, knowledge, or confidence for the long-game required to attain a literary agent and New York trade publisher.
Joey started LGP in 2002 when he self-published his first novel by preselling 500 books at $26.95/each while he was still writing the book. He raised $14,000 to print 1,000 hardcover books with dust jackets, launch the first version of this website, and throw a book release party. In addition to the limited releases below, Joey also uses LGP as a ghostpublisher for his clients who desire self-publishing, but wants an expert to manage the project and set up their book up on Amazon.
In Break Time at Ernie's, (ghost-published by Liquid Gravity Publishing) you'll learn about Ernie Adams, the originator of the Dwarf car race car and Dwarf car cruiser. In this soft-cover coffee table book, you'll find over 200 gorgeous full-color photos and detailed information by his son, Kevin, all about Ernie's adventures in learning to build Dwarf cars from scratch. Just one Dwarf car, an exact replica of the full size car, but at 11/16 scale, takes Ernie about five years to build.
He's been doing it for 40 years; painstakingly recreating homemade versions of classic cars at a miniature, yet street legal size. Ernie makes every part from flat sheet metal or stainless steel: fenders, doors, hoods, rims, steering wheels, dashboards, grilles, side trim, headlights, tail lights, parking lights, emblems, and more. Break time at Ernie's is the perfect introduction to the nine Dwarf cars currently housed at Ernie's Dwarf Car Museum in Maricopa, AZ.
Igor Brezhnev's dearest void contains short prose poems and a couple short stories located somewhere between the mystical and the mundane, death and love, hope and despair, magic and reality, humanity and otherness. It is a kind of travel diary, with entries arranged not by date or place, but some arcane measure of encountered feeling. dearest void will bring light, understanding, and wonder into your life.
You will ask yourself how author Igor Brezhnev can have eyes as seeing as telescopes and a heart as big as the earth. Upon reading, you will have touched the void and you, too, will call it dear.