A day for the small press

In honor of the Small Press Center’s 20th anniversary, yesterday was Small Press Center Day in New York City. The mayor’s proclamation read:

From Leaves of Grass to Ulysses, some of history’s most important books have been produced and distributed by small publishers. For twenty years, the Small Press Center has provided crucial support to an estimated 50,000 small American presses, enhancing their ability to reach their readers, many of whom have special interests not met by larger publishers.

On Saturday afternoon at 5, I’m participating in an event at the center’s Independent and Small Press Book Fair with Dennis Loy Johnson, Sarah Weinman, and Ron Hogan. The event is called “Is Blogging Dead?” This was a surprise to me. The topic, I mean. Not the question, which is fair enough.


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