A distinguished panel of publishing entrepreneurs will launch, on Tuesday,
February 17, 1998, a series of seven workshops on independent publishing at
the Small Press Center, 20 West 44th Street, New York City (212) 764-7021.
Sponsored by The New York Times, the first workshop, Meet Successful
Independent Publishers, will be moderated by John F. Baker, Editorial
Director, Publishers Weekly.

Panelists will include: Peter Mayer, Overlook Press; John Oakes, Four
Walls Eight Windows; Nick Lyons, The Lyons Press; Eileen Gardner, Italica
Press; and Cheryl Hudson, Just Us Books.

The workshop will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and will be followed
by an informal reception.

The speakers will discuss how they started their companies and describe their
editorial and marketing philosophies, as well as provide insights into what it
takes to be a successful publisher and business person. The panelists will
deal with real-life problems and answer specific questions presented by
workshop participants.

The second workshop in the series, Legal and Business Basics for Smaller
Publishers, will be held Tuesday, March 3, 1998, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
at the Small Press Center.

Individual workshops: $25.00 (non-members); $15.00 (Small Press Center
members). Series subscription: $125.00 (non-members). Advance registration
is encouraged.

For reservations and membership information, please call (212) 764-7021.

THE SMALL PRESS CENTER. At the center of the small press movement since its
founding in 1984 by Whitney North Seymour, Jr., the Small Press Center is
located in a literary landmark building, at 20 West 44th Street, in the shadow
of the New Yorker and the Algonquin Hotel. For more than thirteen years, the
Small Press Center has served as a resource for independent publishers,
writers and other creators, encouraging excellence in publishing and the book
arts. The Center offers educational programs, sponsors the Small Press Book
Fair, and maintains a resource library for members at its mid-Manhattan
location. The Center is co-founder, with the Publishers Marketing Association
(PMA), of Small Press Month (March 1998). A nonprofit membership
organization, the Center is an educational program of the General Society of
Mechanics & Tradesman of the City of New York.

The Small Press Center, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
(212) 764-7021 (tel) (212) 354-5365 (fax) E-mail: [email protected]