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Listing Announcement (fwd)


Peter Verheyen, Conservation Librarian
Syracuse University Library, Syracuse, NY 13244
315.443.9937 <wk> 315.443.9510 <fax>

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Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 06:14:52 EST
From: Copylaw <Copylaw@aol.com>
To: pdverhey@dreamscape.com
Subject: Listing Announcement

Contact: Karin Taylor
(212) 764-7021


     The New York Times will sponsor, and Publishers Weekly participate in, a
series of seven workshops for small press publishing entrepreneurs, aspiring
publishers, writers and those interested in learning how publishing works.
The workshop series, which begins February 17, 1998, will be held at the Small
Press Center, 20 West 44th Street, New York City (212) 764-7021.  The series
will cover the entire publishing process including business formation, legal
aspects, editing, design, book distribution, advertising,  promotion and

     According to Karin Taylor, Executive Director of the Small Press Center,
"The series will be aimed at both aspiring and established small press
publishers who would like advice on how to publish better books successfully,
and writers who like to be better informed about the publishing process."  The
workshops will be led
by successful independent publishers, working professionals from major New
York publishing houses, as well as prominent legal, editorial, sales and
marketing personnel.  Speakers include Charles McGrath, Editor, The New York
Times Book Review; Richard Marek, Executive Editor, Kirkus Reviews; Andrew
Carpenter, Art Director, Random House; James Fitzgerald, Executive Editor, St.
Martin's Press; Marcella Smith, Small Press Manager, Barnes and Noble; and
Judith Appelbaum, bestselling author of How to Get Happily Published.  Each
panel will deal with practical real-life problems, answer specific questions
and analyze problems presented by workshop participants.   The workshops will
guide the participants through every step -- from the basics of starting and
organizing a small press to the point of getting books off the shelves and
into the hands of readers.  All phases of publishing, from finding a
distinctive niche to getting your title reviewed will be covered.

Workshops, which will be held on Tuesdays, will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30
pm., followed by an informal reception.  Individual workshops: $25.00 (non-
members); $15.00 (Small Press Center members).  Series subscription: $125.00
(non-members).  Early registration is encouraged.

Workshop 1:
Meet with Successful Independent Publishers         Tuesday, February 17, 1998

Workshop 2:
Legal and Business Basics for Smaller Publishers   Tuesday, March 3, 1998

Workshop 3:
Reviewers on Reviewing                                         Tuesday, March
10, 1998

Workshop 4:
Editors on Editing                                                 Tuesday,
March 24, 1998

Workshop 5:
Designing Better Books and Book Jackets              Tuesday, April 14, 1998

Workshop 6:
Selling Your Books: Working with Chain Stores,      Tuesday, May 12, 1998
          Distributors and Wholesalers

Workshop 7:
Book Advertising, Promotion and Publicity               Tuesday, June 9, 1998

The first workshop, Meet with Successful Independent Publishers, which takes
place on February 17, 1998, will be moderated by John F. Baker, Editorial
Director, Publishers Weekly.  Panelists will include Peter Mayer, Overlook
Press; John Oakes, Four Walls Eight Windows; Nick Lyons, The Lyons Press;
Eileen Gardner,
Italica Press; and Cheryl Hudson, Just Us Books.


THE SMALL PRESS CENTER.  At the center of the small press movement since its
founding in 1984 by Whitney North Seymour, Jr., the Small Press Center is
located in a literary landmark building at 20 West 44th Street, in the shadow
of the New Yorker and the Algonquin Hotel.   For over thirteen years, the
Small Press Center has served as a resource for independent publishers,
writers and other creators, encouraging excellence in publishing and the book
arts.  The Center offers educational programs, sponsors the annual Small Press
Book Fair and maintains a resource libradry for members at its mid-Manhattan
location.  The Center is co-founder, with the Publishers Marketing Association
(PMA), of Small Press Month (March, 1998).  A non-profit membership
organization, the Center is an educational program of the General Society of
Mechanics & Tradesman of the City of New York.

The Small Press Center gratefully acknowledges the support of The New York
Times Company and Publishers Weekly, without whose assistance this program
would not be possible.

The Small Press Center, 20 West 44th Street, NY, NY 10036, (212) 764-7021
(tel.)  (212) 354-5365 (fax)  E-mail:   smallpress@aol.com

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