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On Publishing & Selling Poetry
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On Publishing & Selling Poetry

Of late, the book selling industry is seeing some shifts in where the growth is, and happily the growth has been in independent bookstores! Central Avenue is a proud supporter of Binc (a charitable organization that supports booksellers) and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many independent booksellers over the years. However, there have been...

How Can We Support Writers – From The Publisher
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How Can We Support Writers – From The Publisher

Publishing books is a tough gig. It’s a roller coaster of Everest-highs of getting a bestseller to Marianas Trench-lows of variable cash flow or lost deals. I weather those ups and downs much better than when I first started, mainly because I now have so many books to worry about that my brain and heart...

A Look at the Publishing Process – From the Publisher
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A Look at the Publishing Process – From the Publisher

In large companies, employees have pretty specific jobs: legal, sales, production, etc. In small businesses, there are just a few people who wear many hats, and we have to find a way to fit so many tasks into a week. The past year, I’ve been working with a few colleagues on some webinars designed to...

2021 Was Our Best Year Yet – From the Publisher
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2021 Was Our Best Year Yet – From the Publisher

As the year winds down, I want to take this opportunity to send out a few thank yous. I’ll keep it short: First, to all the authors and editors I get to work with. We published 15 books this year – a record for Central Avenue. I live vicariously through you and your talent. Second,...

The 2021 All-Stars
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The 2021 All-Stars

2021 was Central Avenue’s best year in our twelve year history! We are proud to have worked with dozens of authors and published almost 200 books over those years. This year, we celebrate every single one of those books, and shout out our bestselling titles for the year. In alphabetical order, the Top 10 selling...

Molly Ringle at Jolabokaflod PDX
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Molly Ringle at Jolabokaflod PDX

What is Jolabokaflod, you ask? Well it’s the annual celebration of Jolabokaflod, the Icelandic Yule Book Flood! While Icelanders celebrate on Christmas Eve, Portland will be celebrating on December 12th! They are back in person with their awesome book fair and at Urbanite PDX in conjunction with the Portland Flea’s Holiday Makers’ Market! The event...

Why Libraries are Important – From the Publisher
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Why Libraries are Important – From the Publisher

I sometimes get comments from authors who are surprised to learn that they make money when libraries support their books, so it made me think that perhaps I should spend a few hundred words talking about libraries. I’d like to preface this by first saying that I am not an expert on them — at...

Get a Free Gift When You Pre-Order our Fall Titles
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Get a Free Gift When You Pre-Order our Fall Titles

This season, there’s a ton of swag to be had! When you pre-order the print edition of these books, you’ll get free stuff! Just send your mailing address and receipt to info@centralavenuepublishing.com Murmuration: Get an exclusive pdf ebook of poems by Blake Auden that appear nowhere except in this special edition just for you! Open...

Workshop with Jennifer Haupt at Imprint Bookstore
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Workshop with Jennifer Haupt at Imprint Bookstore

Whether you are trying to secure an agent for your book or querying small publishers directly, sending a stand-out query letter is essential. You only have one shot so make it count with a concise, intriguing, and description of your book as well as a bio that puts you in the best light possible. This...