Aurore Press: Publishing Dissenting Views in Cincinnati since 2007


About Aurore Press


Aurore Press catalog | photo courtesy of Dave "Wicky" FishwickAurore Press began publishing as an independent press in 2007.

Headquartered in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, Aurore Press is the sweat of co-publishers Betsy Young and Chuck Byrd who felt after many drunken, but dead serious, conversations with the most amazing and creative people we knew there was a definite need to showcase some of these unique viewpoints, ideas and talents stewing in Cincinnati's creative scene on any given time (and not just when the media decides Cincinnati is "in").

A few of our proudest moments are our readings and books release events with talented local artists, our annual Jockey Club "Reunion" shows at the Southgate House, and our events with Cheetah Chrome in April, 2011 and Alice Bag in June, 2012 and July 23, 2015 at The Comet. But just to make sure we have our heads screwed on right at all times, to date Aurore Press have donated over $4,000 to local charities from the proceeds of their combined catalog.

Betsy Young

Chuck Byrd

Media/general information

We do not accept unsolicited works. However, if you have a great idea that may be a good fit for Aurore Press, feel free to send an inquiry only to any of the emails above. If you must send a manuscript, mail to the the address below.

Aurore Press
4243 Kirby Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223

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"Aurore Press’ story might begin on a night in 1984, when then-new-to-town Betsy Young was driving around Newport Ky with an address written on a piece of paper, stopping people on the street to ask if they knew where to find a place called the Jockey Club. Or it may begin two years earlier, when a 15-year-old named Chuck Byrd was digging through the punk section at a local record store and got invited to his first show there." -- Soapbox Cincinnati

"Every person has the ability to take action and make a difference in the fashion that the founders of Aurore (Press) have achieved. Nobody is powerless. Think about the way that you can best contribute. Don’t let the Tea Party and our most regressive people define our futures." -- Neil Aquino, Texas Liberal: All People Matter

"The folks at local independent publisher Aurore Press have done more than almost anyone to keep alive the legend of The Jockey Club, the ’80s Punk Rock venue in Newport that put the allegedly behind-the-times Cincinnati on the Punk map and helped foster a strong local Punk scene that lives on to this day." -- Cincinnati CityBeat



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