Indie and Small Press Book Fair in NYC this weekend!

In addition to all the great art fairs in NYC, the Center for Independent Publishing is hosting the 22nd Annual Indie and Small Press Book Fair.  Don’t miss “Making The Pitch” and other educational offerings too!

March 6th & 7th from 10:00 – 5:00

General Society Library

20 West 44th Street
(btw. 5th & 6th Aves.)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm both days

Admission is free!

Room 404 will feature great programming including:
Saturday, March 6th:

11:30 – 12:00 PM
Maria Filice of  Food & Fate Publishing will presents Breaking Bread in L’Aquila, reviewed in Library Journal as a “wonderful book…will appeal to foodies and cooks looking for effortless Italian cooking.”

12:00-1:00 PM
“It’s Easier Than You Think: Raising A Passionate Reader” with Nancy Newman
In this informal workshop, Nancy Newman will share simple but effective parenting “secrets” that help all children – pre-readers, precocious readers and dyslexics – become skilled avid readers.

1:00-2:00 PM
“Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye”
New York literary agent Katharine Sands takes participants step-by-step through the success checklist for getting-published.

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Strangers Gate Books presents Uyghur Poet Aisha Kashgari
Three Rooms Press presents Peter Carlaftes, with “A Year on Facebook,” and poets George Wallace (“Poppin’ Johnny”) and Jane Ormerod (“Recreational Vehicles on Fire”)
Brown Paper Publishing presents Goodloe Byron
Colin Broderick (praised by Colum McCann as “one of those younger writers who make sense of where we are right now”) reads from his memoir Orangutan.

4:00 PM
“Presses in Transition”
Lawrence Soehnel of People’s Pages/Coral Press will facilitate a discussion of the realities of technological change for independent publishing. Audience participation is encouraged.

Sunday, March 7th:

12:00 – 12:30
Fractious Press presents Buzz Poole
Greenpoint Press will present Mark Goldblatt, reading from his novel Sloth.

12:30 – 1:00
GNYIPA presents:
Norm Beim
Kay Williams
Francine L. Trevens, TnT Classic Books, speaks on art/aches of doing an anthology.

1:00 – 2:00
Golden Heritage presentation on Margaret Fuller
Intima Press presents on the typesetting of the Declaration of Independence, which was originally printed by Mary Katharine Goddard.

2:00-3:00 PM
David Mathison, author of Be the Media, will discuss how authors and media creators can use social media to promote their work.

3:00-4:00 PM
William Powers ( will talk about his environmental and aid work that led to the booksWhispering in the Giant’s Ear, an account of his life and activism in Bolivia, and the forthcoming Twelve by Twelve: A One Room Cabin Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream, about an American physician’s efforts at creating a sustainable life.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the New York State Council for the Arts. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York Council for the Humanities.


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