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Welcome to Dapper Press


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Welcome to Dapper Press


Welcome to Dapper Press

an experimental workshop dedicated to the mission of inspiring literary creativity, excitement, and delight

 

Our goal is nothing less than to inspire greatness in the world of literary fandom. Are you a writer? A reader? Someone who's a little on the fence about novels but really likes the beauty of a good book cover? That's so great! Books are the best, and we're making it our goal to make you a better, more prolific writer; an active, wholly immersed reader; an aesthetically-pleased literary art lover.

You love books, and we love that.

And we think that together, we can make great things happen.

 
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Grab Your Lab Coat


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Grab Your Lab Coat


Grab your lab coat

It's about to get experimental in here

 

We're cooking up all sorts of weird ideas to help you deepen your love of literature. Part publisher, part science lab, part literary carnival funhouse, Dapper Press is tinkering with beakers, blowing stuff up, and having a blast, all in the name of greatness. (Your greatness, specifically.)

 

So what the heck does that mean?

We're taking a three-pronged approach to creative encouragement:

 

1. The Workshop

This is the official Dapper Press laboratory, where we throw a bunch of ideas at the wall and see what explodes. We're brewing up games, inventions, experiments, design projects, and all sorts of fun nonsense to help you embrace your love of writing and reading. And the most fun thing about our workshop?

It's crowdsourced.

That means you get to help decide which of our harebrained ideas should get pushed to production! We post the big projects on the workshop page, and below each one, you'll find a very short survey. That's your chance to tell us if we should pursue that particular experiment, or move on to something else! Get over there and see what's bubbling up today!

2. The Books

The gents at Dapper Press are, first and foremost, writers. We're always working on our own books, and we're developing a small, terribly intimate crew of other indie authors who are writing books we think you'll love. Our authors represent some of the best in the business, and we're staking our reputation on them by stamping them with the official Dapper Press monocle of approval.

Buy these books for yourself, give them as gifts, or just throw money at them to support independent art! But mostly, we hope you'll find your own inspiration and untold delight within the pages of these Dapper Press books. 

Head on over to our Library to see what's for sale! 

3. The Blog

You'll find a wild hodgepodge of wonder in the Dapper Press Study. As our little experiment in inspiration grows, so will our blog. We plan on filling it with words, drawings, videos, and definitely a mustache or two. You'll get a peek behind the curtain at what makes the folks at Dapper Press the folks at Dapper Press. That includes our writers, too!

So what exactly should you expect to find on the blog? Oh, you know...writing tips, self-publishing suggestions, updates on our mad literary science, updates on our projects, and just plain old fun notes on what we're loving in the land of literature these days; you'll find it all on the Dapper Press blog! So stop on in and see what's new!

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The Mad Scientists


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The Mad Scientists


Meet the Mad Scientists

But don't say we didn't warn you

 

The Dapper gents--Steven Luna and Clayton Smith, in order of ascending height--are both writers who are just mad for good books. We seem to have made it our mission in life to work to encourage literary greatness wherever we can.

We want you to write that novel! We want you to get lost in that book! We want you to proclaim to the world, "I'm a book nerd, and it's the best possible thing to be!" 

And we want to have fun while doing it.

 
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Join the Newsletter!


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we want to connect with you!

What are you working on? What are your biggest obstacles? What sort of books do you love to read? What flavor popsicle is your favorite? Which Muppet would win in a no-holds-barred dance-off? We want to know! Connect with us on social media, send us an email, and, most importantly, join our newsletter! We'll let you know when new experiments go live in the Workshop, when we publish new books, and when we need some guidance from lit lovers like you. Sign up below to join the Dapper family!