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Readers, Welcome to Zorba Press!

Zorba Press is an independent publisher of books (paperbacks), ebooks, audio books, and films on DVDs.

From the gorgeous gorges of Ithaca, New York (in the USA), we publish the paperback books The Zorba Anthology of Love Stories, The Ithaca Manual of Style, and a wild novel about love and eros (for adults) Thoreau Bound: A Utopian Romance in the Isles of Greece. We sponsor the blogs BookLovers Review, Epublishers Weekly (about technology and culture), and Youthtopia (launching soon), devoted to women, children and the sustainable lifestyle.

Our recent publication, in paperback and ebook formats (PDF and EPUB) is 50 Benefits of Ebooks: A Thinking Person’s Guide to the Digital Reading Revolution. In March 2010 we published the first ebook edition of a modern classic, Michael Tobias’s extraordinary novel, The Adventures of Mr Marigold. This was the first in our series of more than ten ebooks written by the renowned Tobias — as part of a unique Ebook Exhibition — many of these works have never before been published in any format.

What’s new at Zorba Press ? … The Earth-friendly work The Terrestrial Gospel of Nikos Kazantzakis by Thanasis Maskaleris. A free ebook edition of God’s Country: The New Zealand Factor. A paen to the passionate magic of Greek culture by Maria Hnaraki, Sing In Me, Muse and Through Me Tell The Story. And an astonishing autobiography by Michael Charles Tobias, Biotopia.


Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant, and interesting.

Aldous Huxley blessed us with those words and in radiant novels such as Brave New World and Island, he offers guidance for these hopefully changing times.

Dare to be bold, be free, be truthful. The great books (and their authors) help us to affirm our genuine selves: they give us courage to be unique.“Life’s opportunities shrink or expand,” said Anais Nin, “in proportion to one’s courage.” And e.e. cummings agreed: “To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

Zorba’s mission is to promote the innovative ideas and the daring books that renew our belief in Love and kindness, nourish the creativity of children and childhood, nurture a culture of non-violence and co-operation between “the West” and “the East”, create an environmentally sustainable future, and point the way to a new world of sincerity, compassion, happiness, and peace.

Michael Pastore
Publisher, Zorba Press
Ithaca, New York, USA
2014 January 01

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