Publerati was founded in 2011 by Caleb Mason, who serves as Publisher. The company exclusively publishes literary fiction based on artistic merits and is highly selective. Publerati pays its authors the bulk of the royalties received and also donates to literacy charities such as Worldreader.
Publerati was founded to help works of literary fiction continue to find their way to readers using emerging channels, realizing that editorial decisions made by large publishers are chiefly concerned with commercial potential through existing channels.
Caleb has a diverse background spanning the book and technology industries and has been instrumental in launching new groundbreaking businesses and products within the book publishing, photography, and GPS/mapping industries.
His publishing experience includes managing bookstores; working at Little, Brown and Company; co-founding Salem House Publishers (sold to News Corp.), and editing and writing.
"From my first encounter with Caleb Mason, I was drawn to his vision of a small press publishing literary fiction in the new world of ebooks and by his tenacity in realizing this vision. As an editor, I found him equally enthusiastic toward my own novel, Dancing in the Kitchen. He understood and respected my intentions for the novel, and by giving me time and the benefit of his own insights, helped me explore my characters and their dilemmas more deeply."
"I have been so fortunate to have Caleb Mason working with me as my editor and publisher. He is a consummate professional. He pays attention to detail, is patient and guided by standards of integrity and precise editing that are becoming harder and harder to find. Never has the work we've shared been about his personal gain. It has always been about what's best for the book I've written, my long-term career, and the integrity of his press, Publerati. Added to this, he's developed Publerati as a press that seeks to increase literacy around the globe. I am honored to be part of the good work that he is doing."
"Working with Caleb has been a pleasure in every possible way. He has an unerring sense both for the superfluous in a sentence and for the larger structure of a novel, while always keeping the author's voice front and center. We've been through several passes with Tatiana's Wedding, and with each one, narrative arcs have been tightened, voices have been clarified, and sentences have been snapped into shape. Caleb is a patient and dedicated curator and editor of his fine collection of fiction, treating each work like a jewel to be meticulously cut and polished before presenting to the world."