I basically started Scrambler because I have always like to read and write. In college I was influenced and read a lot about the history of publishing and especially how independent publishers such as Sylvia Beach and Lawrence Ferlinghetti started out. After I graduated from college and all that history of publishing stuff had sunk in for a few years, I decided that I wanted to somehow publish and edit something and that something has become Scrambler Books.
I admire the hell out of how Barney Rosset ran Grove back in the day. He took risks for literature—much bigger risks than I’m taking now. It is that blood-in dedication to brave books that I want Sator to embody, regardless of scale. Since the press is basically a one-man operation, Sator’s aesthetic is my aesthetic, and so is as mutative and day-to-day as my tastes.