Site Map Amador Home Page
An Award-Winning Humanist Press — Independent Publishers Since 1986

Who Are We?
AMADOR PUBLISHERS specializes in fiction and biography of unique worth and appeal, outside the purview of mainstream publishing. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the press started as a self-publishing venture when Harry Willson received the following letter from a New York literary agent: "This is fresh and new and heartfelt, and the world needs it, and I'm not going to do it." So, who needs New York? Harry and his wife Adela Amador decided they didn't, and they published DUKE CITY TALES themselves. Its release was met with a flood of manuscripts from other aspiring authors, a few too good to turn away.

Authors Of Altitude

And so a new publishing company was born. Since its inception, Amador has published more than 30 titles from over 15 authors, all touching in one way or another on humanist themes and principles important to Harry and Adela -- peace, equality, respect for all cultures and preservation of the Biosphere.

In Memoriam: Harry Willson

Passing the Baton

As of January 1, 2010, author-artist Zelda Gordon (a.k.a. Zelda Leah Gatuskin) has taken the reins of Amador Publishers, LLC as owner and Editor in Chief. Zelda's goal is to bring Amador into the digital age while staying true to Harry and Adela's humanist ideals and original mission — to provide a venue for authors unable or unwilling to fold themselves into the narrow slots assigned by the conglomerate of national presses and distributors.
Zelda Gatuskin

Amador's Authors Amador Books Amador Home page