June 3, 2021 – New York, New York – Liberty Island Media Group announced today that David M. Swindle, an editor for the publishing company since 2015, is taking over operations as the new owner, Editor-in-Chief, and Publisher.

Liberty Island was launched in 2013 as an online magazine featuring conservative and libertarian-inspired creative writing. The following year it began publishing books, primarily novels, ranging from serious literary works (Red Line Blues, The Undergraduate, the Mad Jones, Heretic trilogy) to genre-based thrillers (The Secret of Fatima, Pulse of the Goddess) to offbeat nonfiction titles (We Can Be Heroes: The Radical Individualism of David Bowie). In seeking to create a platform for right-of-center creatives, Liberty Island aspired to follow the late Andrew Breitbart’s insight that “politics is downstream from culture.”

Swindle says, regarding future plans for Liberty Island, “I’m very excited to build on the foundation which our founders Adam Bellow and David Bernstein have built. They brought together such a wide range of voices telling all sorts of stories across genres and styles – I really want to nurture that for the future.”

The first title coming from Liberty Island this year is Tom Cosentino’s hilarious and heartwarming comedic literary novel The Art of Looking for Trouble, releasing on June 23 and now available for pre-order.

Alec Ott’s Perdicion: The Other Blue Planet, the first in an exciting science fiction trilogy, will be released next in July. Fred Tribuzzo’s Doorway and Heaven by Morning, the concluding two volumes of his five-book American Blackout near-apocalyptic thriller series, follow this fall, release dates to be announced soon. Liberty Island will also publish a new nonfiction title, Chris Queen’s Neon Crosses & Magic Kingdoms: A Native Son’s Guide to the South.

Swindle has recruited a team of editors to acquire fresh titles, each with their own specialties and interests: Jay Merwin, Oren Litwin, Jamie Wilson, Robert Arrington, Jon Bishop, Susan L.M. Goldberg, Audie Cockings, Rhonda Robinson, Tom Weiss, Alex Himebaugh, Bill Walsh, Ott, and Cosentino. Liberty Island is currently considering submissions. Guidelines with each editor’s focuses can be read here.

Liberty Island Media Group is now based in Burbank, California, but will maintain its New York City-inspired name and spirit.


For more information about Liberty Island Media Group and Liberty Island’s books please visit www.LibertyIslandMag.com or contact David M. Swindle at: [email protected].