“…clearly the problem of distribution (especially for smaller publishers & author/publishers) needs a lot more discussion & inventive thinking. Institutions like the Rainbow Book Fair can be crucial in developing community institutions so I hope this discussion will continue there in the Spring.”
Ian Young, Ian Young Books, Toronto
Looking forward to March! The book fair is always a highlight of my year. Hell, everything started for me at the RBF 2010. It will always be my favorite.
Bryan Borland, Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC
“Thank you so much for inviting me to be on the panel and to vend at such a wonderful event. I had a great time, met some fantastic people, saw some old friends and best of all sold 31 copies of MAN: BLACK!”
Michael-Christopher, author/photographer, Man: Black, Images of Black Male Beauty
“I had a great time, sold lots of books, had terrific conversations with readers and got an invitation to do a reading at SAGE. Look for me back next year.”
Hugh Hagius, Bibliogay Publications
“Thank you for organizing this
year’s Fair. Having exhibited every
year since the very first Fair, I can
see with my own eyes the Fair’s
increasing importance for
the LGBT community.”
Jee Leong Koh, Bench Press
“The energy was great!”
Sandy Karp, The Graeae Press
“Based on what I’m seeing, I think the future for gay/lesbian
authors and publishing very good and going very strong. At the recent Rainbow Book Fair in Manhattan, where mostly GLBT independent publishers and groups are represented, it was packed with people from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And it was freezing outside. People were buying lots of books too. Based on that I think our literature is healthy. I think we’ve discovered that we don’t need the major publishing houses—which are in constantly crisis right now, anyway. We can do a lot on our own—and let’s recall that how gay and lesbian literature began in the 1970s in small presses.”
Felice Picano in the new edition of Chelsea Stations, a gay lit magazine from Chelsea Stations Press.
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