Running a Small Press (Crash Course)


  • Ben Fama
7/20/2022 7-9 pm
7/27/2022 7-9 pm

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Running a Small Press (Crash Course)

This 2-session class is dedicated to supporting the authors your press will publish in both marketing and editorial terms. The marketing session will focus on how to bring attention to new work with a small (possibly nonexistent) budget, the logistics of scheduling readings, events at literary conferences, and if and when to work with a distributor. The editorial session will focus on the soft skills needed on the journey of turning an accepted manuscript into a published book. Real-life case studies will be shared throughout.


This course is part of our Small Press Series. To learn more about the Small Press Series classes, click here!

About Ben Fama

Ben Fama is a writer based in New York City. He is the author of Deathwish (Newest York, 2019), Fantasy (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), and the chapbooksOdalisque (Bloof, 2014), Cool Memories (Spork, 2013), New Waves (Minutes Books, 2011), and Aquarius Rising (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010). He is also the author of the artist book Mall Witch (Wonder, 2012). He is the cofounder of Wonder.

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Running a Small Press (Crash Course)

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