Sunday, December 02, 2007

Small presses hold Saturday Manhattan event

There was a great writers event in Manhattan yesterday, on 6th Avenue at the historic Mechanics and Tradesmen Building. A small press fair brought out a big crowd to look at some of the best happening in books today.

There was a perspective there for everyone, from New Age to Feminist. I thought the work from History Publishing LLC. was interesting. They have a new book out from an FBI analyst that give new insights into the War on Terror. I spoke to HPC owner Don Bracken, who talked a little about the extensive work that goes into his company's work.

Soft Skull Press was present at the event. Soft Skull Press is well known as a quality publishing house that presents the latest and greatest in literary fiction these days. Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz and Shappy Seasholtz were there representing their company.

A particularly good exhibit was presented by the National Writers Union, which was holding a petition drive following a recent Federal Court decision quashing the rights of freelance writers. Call (212) 254-0279 to find out more about the decision, or E-mail them at

Captions: 3rd from bottom: Don Bracken from the History Publishing Company, Palisades, NY. Bottom: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz and Shappy Seasholtz from Soft Skull Press, Manhattan, NY.

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