GIG PowHer Press is a black-owned, woman-owned bespoke handbound book and eBook publisher.
- Women’s fiction (GiG PowHer series)
- African American fiction (Natural Sistahs series)
- Devotionals aka eBook Freevotionals
- Handmade handbound books by African Americans in Project Gutenberg
Books about intelligent women for readers looking for more than the mainstream industry formulas. While some of the major characters in the GIG PowHer signature series are women of faith, they’re not religious. They’re God-inspired.
African American fiction
Books by an African American woman for African American readers about the vast experiences shared by people of African descent. African Americans are not a monolith, and neither are the stories shared by GIG PowHer Press.
Diamond Butterfly devotionals provide women looking for life-applicable, straight forward prose on healing from the past to have your best future. God laid it on my heart to make devotionals in eBook format free, so I did. Fiction series based devotionals are from the character’s perspective as part of character development.
Handmade Handbound Journals
Many readers also love writing in journals, drawing, sketching, and composing poetry. GIG PowHer Press will offer journals with blank pages, grid interiors, and lined interiors.
Handmade Handbound Public Domain Books
Authors of African American works in Project Gutenberg aren’t easy to find by book artisans who specialize in hand binding and selling classics. Readers who want to read classics from authors like Phyliss Wheatley, Ann Harriet Jacobs, and Zora Neale Hurston can order their handbound works from GIG PowHer Press in 2024.
What is the difference between traditional printing, print-on-demand, and handbound book production?
Traditional Offset Printing
Commercial offset printing uses metal plates to transfer the information from the plates to the paper. You can read a fullexplanation of the different types of offset printing here.
Digital printing replaces the need for creating metal plates. First, by using technological advances to decide what is printed on paper based on the document’s design. Next, computer software communicates where to put the ink on the paper. Here is a morein-depth explanation from a company that has some experience with digital printing.
HandBound Book Production
Handbound book production is the process of hand binding a book’s cover and interior together by hand. I do this using archival safe, non-toxic adhesive, and/or sewing.
Here at GIG PowHer Press, laser printers produce the interiors. Inkjet/photo printers produce paperback covers. I then assemble the book by hand with love, thread, and/or non-toxic adhesive.