snowy mountain framed by evergreens
Glacier National Park
summer 2011

Jak Koke

January 2012

  1. Per Aspera Press Reboot

    30 January 2012

    There’s an old joke among publishers. Question: “How do you make a small fortune in publishing?” Answer: “Start with a large fortune.”

    We didn’t have a large fortune when we launched Per Aspera back in 2003. We started with time and determination, but not much else. We funded our lives and our nascent press on credit cards and the belief that what we were doing was worthwhile. We wanted to publish books that were overlooked by traditional publishing for one reason or another, and prove that they could succeed both artistically and commercially.

  2. Ghosts of Christmas

    20 January 2012

    In 2011, we made a conscious decision to have a frugal Christmas. This resulted in some unexpected benefits, and also unearthed some deep-seated emotions.

  3. Look – Shiny New Site!

    17 January 2012

    Welcome to my brand-spanking new website. Isn’t it gorgeous? And slick? Yeah, I think so, too.

    How did this come to be? How did my simple little website transform into this aesthetic wonder and practical powerhouse?

    In an effort of near-Sisyphean proportions, my partner and web guru extraordinaire—Karawynn Long—designed and coded it for me. Here’s the 100% complete and true story: