As a companion to Indie Innovators, a special section on groundbreaking presses and magazines, we demonstrate how to make a pocket-size book. View the accompanying slideshow for information on formatting your book in Microsoft Word.
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Video from Poets & Writers Magazine
Jofie Ferrari-Adler is back with another installment of his series of interviews with publishing professionals. For the September/October 2009 issue, he visited legendary agent Georges Borchardt at his New York City office and talked with him about changes in the publishing industry, the importance of independent presses, and the question facing readers everywhere: Should I switch to a Sony Reader or Kindle?
Scenes from the You Are Not Alone event on May 30: SMITH magazine’s Six-Word Memoirists read from Love and Heartbreak; Matthew Caws of Nada Surf performs the band’s song “Weightless”; and Amy Tan explores the nuances of the e-mail sign-off.
Scenes from the second-annual Lit Crawl NYC on May 13: Cofounder Todd Zuniga talks about why the event is important; two BOMB-aoke! performers act out an interview between artists Kiki Smith and Chuck Close; author Tao Lin discusses the fine art of making smoothies during the Gigantic magazine microreading; and Gigantic coeditor James Yeh points out the ingredients that make Lit Crawl NYC such a success.
Mondays at Skimmilk: 30 Years of Writers at Work, a documentary film directed by Ken Browne, is being aired on public television stations across the country during National Poetry Month. The half-hour film tells the story of late New Hampshire poet Jean Pedrick, who died in July 2006 at the age of eighty-three, and the workshop she hosted at Skimmilk Farm, an abandoned colonial-era dairy farm that her family bought as a summer home in the 1950s.