Indie Publishers Storm Manhattan

So while mainstream publishing burns, indie publishing houses are enjoying an unprecedented opportunity to convince people they are the next wave.

The movement continues this weekend at the 2008 Independent and Small Press Book Fair at the General Society building (20 W 44th Street). Lots and lots of indie houses — over 150 to be vaguely exact — will shop their wares. Also, there are 12 free programs about book publishing, so you can start your own house and join the revolution. Or at least get some Christmas shopping done.

More deets after the jump.

The 2008 Independent and Small Press Book Fair is practically here! This weekend (Saturday, December 6, 10-6, and Sunday, December 7, 11-5) the historic General Society building will fill with publishers, writers, bake sale cookies, and even a fortune teller, all celebrating the art of independent publishing.

The Fair takes place in Manhattan at 20 West 44th Street and will feature over 150 cutting-edge indie presses (a perfect way to to get some holiday shopping done) and twelve free programs including: How to Publish Your Own Book with Ellen Lupton; How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye with Katharine Sands, The Art of the Memoir: How to Tell and Sell your Life Story with David Henry Sterry, and a Literary Trivia Smackdown! We will also host panels on the Future of Publishing, authors including Kelly Link, Kate Christensen, Arthur Nersesian, David Rees, and so much more…………

Admission is free!

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