As part of National Novel Writing Month at the Claremont Branch, Peter Goodman from Stone Bridge Press (Albany, CA), Jennifer Joseph from Manic D Press (San Francisco), and Sharon Coleman from Berkeley City College will explain the process of publishing and distribution. Bring your questions!
Sharon Coleman writes for Poetry Flash, co-curates the reading series Lyrics & Dirges, co-directs the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She’s the author of a chapbook Half Circle and a book of micro-fiction, Paris Blinks. She’s taught composition, poetry writing, creative writing, and production & publication at Berkeley City College for 17 years and directs their art and literary journal, Milvia Street.
Peter Goodman is president and publisher of Stone Bridge Press. He established Stone Bridge in 1989 which specializes in books about Asia and was Board Chair of the Independent Books Publishers Association from 2015-2017. His podcast Independent Publishing Today can be found at https://insideindependentpublishingwithibpa.simplecast.fm/.
Jennifer Joseph has been publisher/editor of award-winning, internationally distributed Manic D Press since its founding in 1984. She has been a guest lecturer at the Library of Congress, the AWP Conference, Rice University, CalArts, Mills College, and San Francisco State University. She has also appeared on CSPAN’s BookTV discussing West Coast publishing and on Michael Krasny’s Forum on KQED radio.