23 Things to Do for Small Press Month

March 2000
by Jan Nathan, PMA Executive Director

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Contact your local bookstore or library and suggest they put together a special display for Small Press Month. You can obtain posters and bookmarks from PMA. Order from lisapma@aol.com.

Suggest that your local bookstore offer a discount on small press titles this month. Offer a special 20% discount on all your titles.

Hold a seminar on “How to Get Published” or on a subject related to your books. You might wish to cooperate with other small presses in your area to get this event off to a roaring start. You might wish to charge a nominal fee for the seminar.

Contact the book review editor at your daily newspaper about any events that you plan, and the calendar editor, if your paper has one. Also speak to the features editor. The business editor is always interested in a successful publishing story.

Send PMA a list of participating bookstores and libraries. We can send them display materials.

Be sure to inform PMA directly about any activities you have planned for Small Press Month so that we can include your plans in our national database and mention them when talking to the media.

Get in touch with any weekly papers in your area about events listings.

Approach an interviewer at a local radio station about airing a segment regarding the problems and rewards of running a small press, or set one up for an author.

Make arrangements for special displays with local nonbookstore outlets IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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