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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,...