08 February 2007

Small Press Month (US Style)

[Wouldn't it be wise, smart, fun, proud, worthwhile . . . if we had one of these celebrations here in Canada. Sure would make sense, consider the smaller size of many Canadian small presses, and the number of them here    —Broken Joe]
National Small Press Month March 2007

A National Initiative to Promote Independent Publishers
Jointly Sponsored by PMA, CLMP, and the SPC.

Small Press Month Coordinator: mark.kohut@gmail.com www.smallpressmonth.org

Small Press Month, now in its 11th year, is a nationwide promotion that takes place in March, highlighting the valuable work produced by independent publishers. An annual celebration of the independent spirit of small publishers, Small Press Month is an effort to showcase the diverse, unique, and often most significant voices being published today. This year's slogan is Celebrate Great Writing.

You can promote your press or journal, and generate publicity and sales, by taking an active part in Small Press Month. To this end, we are encouraging publishers across the country to arrange special events in March. For more information on upcoming SPM initiatives, please visit www.smallpressmonth.org. You can also find 31 suggestions of different ways to promote National Small Press Month, by visiting, smallpressmonth.org/2007/thingstodo.asp.

To help publicize any events you are organizing, you can request the eye-catching SPM posters, which are free of charge, by contacting lisa@pma-online.org. Posters are available in units of five. This year, Alice Walker, who recently published her latest book with the independent publisher, The New Press, has graciously allowed her portrait to be used on the Small Press Month posters.

We encourage you to e-mail Mark Kohut, the SPM Coordinator, at mark.kohut@gmail.com to let us know about your events and publicity that you receive, and we will see if we can use this information in our national campaign. We can post your March events and readings on the Small Press Month web site, www.smallpressmonth.org, as we are made aware of them.

Contact PMA, The Independent Book Publishers Association.
Email: lisa@pma-online. Posters available in units of five.

Or mail this form to: Small Press Month Poster Coordinator / PMA, The Independent Book Publishers Association / 627 Aviation Way / Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 [USA].

Name: ________________________
Publisher: ________________________
Address: ___________________________
City: _______________________ State: _____ Zip: __________
Tel: ______________________________
Number of Poster Units:______________________
Small Press Month is co-sponsored by the Small Press Center: the New York Center for Independent Publishing; PMA, The Independent Book Publishers Association; and Council of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP]. Additional support has been provided by Book Sense; American Booksellers Association; The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen; Publishers Group West; The New Press; and Small Press Distribution. We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Ingram Publisher Services, Selfpublishing.com, Lulu.com, and BookExpo America, the largest English language book and publishing event in the world. Special thanks to Alice Walker.

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