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Tips from an Industry Pro: How One Indie Press Builds Book Buzz
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

When it comes to book marketing, who promotes what, where, when, and how? Chris Fischbach, Publisher of Coffee House Press, can answer that. He knows pretty much everything about how indie presses and authors can work together to bring their…


CLMP’s 50th Anniversary Gala Retrospective, from a Spelling Savant
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

CLMP’s 50th Anniversary gala took place on November 8, 2017 at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant in New York City. Ben Greenman, a CLMP Spelling Bee triple-crown holder, and the host of this year’s Spelling Bee part of the evening, wrote a recap of the…


Meet the First Readers: Raquel Penzo
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Before submitting to a literary contest, it’s often recommended that you look into the publications and literary interests of the judges. But what about the first readers? First readers are some of the unsung heroes of the literary community—passionate lovers…


Tips From an Industry Pro: Get Your Book into Readers’ Hands
Thursday, October 19th, 2017

“Publishing” means “to make public.” But how do indie authors and presses actually do that? Recently, CLMP was fortunate to host Nicole Dewey, Managing Director at the legendary Shreve Williams Public Relations firm and Co-Chair of the CLMP board, to…



James Sherry on CLMP’s 50th
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Forty years ago, I started Roof, a small press dedicated to publishing new writing. I lucked out and found a ready-made generation of poets ready to revise the accepted standards of American verse culture. Today those writers have succeeded in…


Landing an Agent at LWC}NYC
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Jennifer Kitses, author of SMALL HOURS, met her agent, Lisa Grubka, at LWC}NYC 2015. Jennifer reflects on her experience of two years ago in anticipation of returning to LWC}NYC in 2017—this time as a featured speaker. Two years ago, I…


Welcome to the CLMP Blog
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

In celebration of CLMP’s 50th anniversary year, you’re invited to join us on this new digital platform for all things independent publishing. An extension of the news and commentary provided through Fresh Pressed, our monthly e-newsletter, the CLMP blog will…