Aionios Books, LLC

Publisher of young adult, fantasy, and science fiction novels

About Us

​​Aionios Books is a boutique publishing house in Carlsbad, California. Our mission is to publish the works of up and coming writers of young-adult, fantasy, and science fiction novels. We select only one or two books for publication each year, and we shoulder all publication costs (for details, read our FAQs ) in an effort support and champion the worksof novelists in our favorite genres. ​​​​

Gerardeen M. Santiago, Ph.D.

Daniel G. Primbs

Gerri brings over twenty-five years of experience from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Worth Publishers (Macmillan Learning), Scholastic Inc., and medical education and communication. She is honored to have been part of the McGraw-Hill team to win CODiE awards for educational web-based books and e-learning.

Gerri earned her doctorate from Columbia University while working her first job in publishing. She is a licensed pilot and has penned a small book of poems, Shouldering Infinity , the first book published by Aionios Books.
Formerly an economist and teacher, Dan decided to take his love of books into publishing, focusing on manuscript assessment and designing aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly e-books.

In Partnership with San Diego State University

Aionios Books, LLC, thanks the graduates of the Poetry International publishing internship program at San Diego State University. Our work would not be possible without the creative efforts of these talented and dedicated individuals. A grateful shout-out from all of us to:

Jennifer Minniti-Shippey
SDSU Professor & Internship Coordinator

Quito Barajas

Quito is a native San Diegan—how rare a creature! He’s also a published author who sometimes enjoys reading and writing when he’s not fueling his obsession with the stock market, mobile technologies, anime, or craft beer. He’s finishing up his major in English at San Diego State University and hopes one day to teach nontraditional literary forms of storytelling at the university level. He’s also left-handed, making him an even rarer creature, and will ask to befriend you if you are too. So if you’re ever here in Sunny Sandy Eggo, you might just happen to catch a rare sighting of him in one of his habitats, either a brewery or a library. He’s approachable, so don’t be afraid to say hi!
Jennifer Minniti-Shippey is the Managing Editor of Poetry International literary journal, Director of Poetic Youth programs, and a professor at San Diego State University. She is the author of Done Dating DJs, winner of the 2009 Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition, presented by the Munster Literature Centre; Earth’s Horses & Boys, from Finishing Line Press; and After the Tour, from Calypso Editions. Her writing has appeared in Salamander, Spillway, Cider Press Review, Tar River Poetry, and others.