Anna Faktorovich


Anna Faktorovich is the Director and Founder of the Anaphora Literary Press. Faktorovich has over three years of full-time college English teaching experience. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature and Criticism and an M.A. in Comparative Literature. Her Rebellion as Genre in the Novels of Scott, Dickens and Stevenson critical book has been published with McFarland in February, 2013. Her new book, The Formulas of Popular Fiction: Elements of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Religious and Mystery Novels, is completed and will be released with McFarland in October, 2014. Two additional critical books are forthcoming with Anaphora: Gender Bias in Mystery and Romance Novel Publishing: Mimicking Masculinity and Femininity and Wendell Berry’s New Agrarianism and Beyond; for the latter she received a Kentucky Historical Society fellowship. She published two poetry collections Improvisational Arguments (Fomite Press, 2011) and Battle for Athens (Anaphora, 2012). The first novel in her Anaphora historical novels series is forthcoming 9/12/2014, The Romances of George Sand; the second novel in this series is nearing completion, The Battle for Democracy. She published two fantasy novellas with Grim’s Labyrinth Publishing: The Great Love of Queen Margaret, the Vampire and The Campaigns against the Olden. She illustrated, designed and wrote the poetry for an illustrated children’s book, The Sloths and I (Anaphora, 2013).

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How do you approach cover design?
I have designed over 100 book covers for as many different authors as part of my duties as the owner and director of Anaphora Literary Press ( I try to come up with a new innovative design that uses a new trick that I haven't used before for each new cover. It's my hope that my designs are evolving through the 6+ years I've been at it. The central part is finding great free cover art, and I spend at least a couple of hours for each cover browsing through various public domain content websites. Once the images are chosen, the lettering and colors usually suggest themselves. I typically do a very heavy Photoshop edit on the edit with heavy painting filters and the like because I like covers that have an artistic feel to them.
Describe your desk
That's a funny question. There are currently 2 open laptops in front of me, and there's a frozen image of a bike jumper on the TV screen behind them that's showing a Netflix "Strength in Numbers" documentary. I was mostly listening to it as I worked on marketing research lists before I started writing this interview. My desk is a simple black folding table, and it's covered with my 10+ USB drives and a compartment for them. There is a secondary desk that's really a folding bench behind this desk that holds the printer, scanner, mailing supplies, etc. etc. - the essentials I need for my home publishing business. There are three windows behind these that make up my sunroom. I like this minimalist arrangement and there's much better light and spacing here than in my old apartment. I work here from the moment I wake up until I go to sleep with occasional interruptions for food or swimming. It's great to have a job where I can have everything I need within reach and don't need to commute to a cubicle.
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Trailer: "Romances of George Sand"
"The Romances of George Sand": The story is full of military battles, coup d'etat maneuvers, duels, malevolent plots, infidelity, artistic discussions, monumental legal cases, and reflections on the nature of love, family, romance, rebellion, and femininity. Website:

Radical Agrarian Economics: Trailer
A book trailer for Anna Faktorovich's Anaphora Literary Press textbook, "Radical Agrarian Economics: Wendell Berry and Beyond" (Release: 1/2015).


The House of Order
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,070. Language: American English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Biographical
The first collection of composite stories by John Paul Jaramillo, presents a stark vision of American childhood and family. Set in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, Manito’s only access to his lost family’s story is his uncle, the unreliable Neto Ortiz. Manito sorts family truth from legend as broken as the steel industry and the rusting vehicles that line Spruce Street.
Book Production Guide
Price: Free! Words: 23,580. Language: American English. Published: September 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Explains all of the steps involved in creating a book for today's publishing industry, including design, marketing, formatting and editing.
The Romances of George Sand
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,920. Language: American English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Biographical
“What a read! Not lacking in action and very imaginative.” -Belinda Jack, University of Oxford. It is also about George’s involvement in violent, political revolutions of her time, including the July and June Revolutions and 1848 Revolution; in the latter, she served as the unofficial Minister of Propaganda. The story is full of military battles, coup d’etat maneuvers, duels and malevolent plots.

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