Lunita Hispanic Press
Our debut release is The Music of Jimmy Ojotriste in both an Adult and a school appropriate student edition, An East L.A. love story about a flamenco dancer and a scarred street mariachi with a sad and bewitched glass eye.
Please visit jimmyojotriste.com for the books dedicated site.
Adilene Ceballos is preparing Fun Family Spanish for publication. A unique series where parent and child learn Spanish in 15 minute activities. As a group, we are also preparing Teaching Gang Youth: Urban, Rural & Indian country.
Lunita utilizes the creative services of artists Matheo Cadena and Esmeralda Piza. Both are skilled in digital, paper and mixed media. They bring their youth and ample talents to bear on our book covers, logo and design needs.
Lunita is its first year, a response to a growing need for publishers devoted to Hispanic literature. We are an imprint of Luna Triste Press, LLC. Our motto, “Indigena – Mestiza – Ibera” indicates our understanding that the Hispanic voice can be based in the European, Indigenous or in the mixed ethnicities of the Americas. The "cosmic race" of Octavio Paz.
We are starting small. We are being careful and inventive. As an artist collective, writers become members of the house. Our writers share editing duties and their experience in marketing. This keeps our costs limited while enhancing our mutual expertise.
Aly Isamar Paniagua is currently contributing time to phones and email and serving as marketing liaison, She is also completing drawings for her upcoming children's series.
Our press publishes in both ebook and print. We distribute through Ingram, Baker & Taylor and Amazon. Yes, we do accept bookstore returns.