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New Jewish Publishing House To Launch in 2015

Tablet Magazine - June 11, 2014

“Would-be novelists of the Jewish American experience, rejoice! There will soon be a new place to shop your brilliant manuscripts (or to have them join a slush pile of wannabe best-sellers). Fig Tree Books is launching in March 2015 as a venue for ‘original high quality literary fiction’ and the revival of the classics, according […]

The Whole Megillah

The Whole Megillah - June 8, 2014

Editor’s Notebook | Michelle Caplan, Editor-in-Chief, Fig Tree Books Posted on June 8, 2014 by Barbara Krasner  The Whole Megillah (TWM): What is Fig Tree Books and what is your specific role? Michelle Caplan (MC): Fig Tree Books is a new literary publishing house founded by Fredric Price, a successful entrepreneur in the orphan drug industry […]

Print is Dead

Lilith - February 20, 2014

Print is dead, or so the pundits have been telling us. And yet, in this electronic age when reading matter has been whittled down to fit on a smart phone, along comes Fig Tree Books, a brand new print publisher whose focus is the Jewish American experience. A blend of original titles and revered classics, Fig Tree is the brainchild of Fredric Price, a drug developer, and it will be launching in early 2015. Lilith’s fiction editor, Yona Zeldis McDonough, talks to Fig Tree senior editor Michelle Caplan about Fig Tree’s goals, ambitions and how this “nimble” imprint plans to take advantage of “the new normal.” –