Panel Description

Reaching Our Readers: A Panel on Independent Publishing

Nic Esposito,
The Head and the Hand Press: It Takes a Community to Publish a
Book
Nic’s talk will focus on the community- based approach The Head & The Hand Press uses to find authors, produce their work, and promote their books to a dedicated and widespread audience.

Bathsheba Monk,
Blue Heron Book Works: Next Generation Publishing
The traditional model of agent shopping, then agent shopping your product, then publishing house seizing control of your work is not the only legitimate option authors have. Smaller publishers using ebooks and print-on-demand (POD) can offer more focused editorial help and promotion of your work because they are not encumbered with the tasks—production, inventory control, remainders—that consume traditional publishers.

Nate Pritts,
H_NGM_N: Publishing Poetry—the Nexus of Old and New
Nate Pritts founded the small literary press H_NGM_N in 2001 as a mimeographed magazine. These days, the press has national distribution, publishes 6 full-length titles per year in addition to an online magazine, and has gotten mentions and reviews from Poets & Writers, the Huffington Post, the Poetry Foundation, Publishers Weekly, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets.

Moderator: Mark Harris