20th Anniversary Independent and Small Press Book Fair, December 1st and 2nd

The New York Center for Independent Publishing announces the 20th Anniversary Independent and Small Press Book Fair, to be held Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd.

Come be a part of history in the making by taking part in this spectacular literary in the heart of Midtown Manhattan! This year’s program highlights include In the Flesh: Writing and Publishing Erotica, moderated by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Ian MacKaye on Independent Culture, a Q&A session with an introduction by Ian Svenonius, an interview with photographer Glen Friedman with a slide show presentation, and Tama Janowitz and Arthur Nersesian read from their iconic 1980s novels.

If you’d like to know more about publicity, we’ll have a discussion among book publicists from a variety of backgrounds about the book industry today. Want to make the perfect pitch? Katharine Sands shows us How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye.

But that’s not all! Amiri Baraka, Hattie Gossett, and Aaron Petrovich will give rugged and raw, cutting-edge urban readings, we’ll discuss permissibility in translation, self-publishing options, hear from a great list of independent authors, and witness the earth-shaking battle of wits between The New York Review of Books and A Public Space.

Come get your fortune read or visit the cooperative exhibit filled with the best titles, both on the second floor!

For a full list of programs, including days and times, visit http://nycip.wordpress.com/category/2007-book-fair