March 13, 2013
SLIDESHOW: Scenes from AWP 2013 in Boston
by Claire Kelley
Last week, Melville House staffers Claire Kelley and Dustin Kurtz, and publishers Valerie Merians and Dennis Johnson, braved the storm that dumped a foot of snow on Boston to travel there for the annual Associated Writing Programs Conference. And it was definitely worth it! We saw future Melville House authors Rachel Cantor and Jeremy Bushnell, we fanned the flames of novella fever, publisher Dennis Johnson spoke on two panels about independent publishing, and we loved meeting so many Melville House maniacs — thank you so much for coming by our booth. Below are a few scenes from the conference for anyone who was there and in case you didn’t make it.
And it’s not too late!
If you’d like to sign up for our writing list, you can do so here.
And if you’d like a novella poster that we were giving away, you can still request one here.
Of course, if you still want an “I would prefer not to” t-shirt that we ran out of so quickly, you can order one here.
See you next year in Seattle!
Zoe Boucher, daughter of How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive author Chris Boucher, pitches a book to Melville House publisher Dennis Johnson.
The Melville House booth was nestled in between Murray State University and Bucknell University.
The Melville House booth was crowded on Thursday afternoon.
Breaking Digital Ground: E-Books and Independent Literary Publishing
(from left to right) Dennis Johnson, co-founder and publisher of Melville House, John Oakes, co-publisher of O/R Books, moderator Craig Morgan Teicher of Publishers Weekly, and Fiona McCrae, publisher of Gray Wolf Press. Amelia Robertson, ebook coordinator for Copper Canyon is sitting to the right of McCrae.
Titles on display in the Melville House booth.
The Last Interview Series and Melville House International Crime.
The Neversink Library. Mary MacLane’s I Await the Devil’s Coming was one of the most popular titles at AWP this year.
It’s not too late to sign up for our newsletter! You can do so here.
Congratulations to Lisa Solomon, who won our AWP raffle, and will receive a bag of books in the mail.
The Business of Publishing Your First Novel: Author and Publisher Perspectives (from left to right) panelists/authors Vanessa Veselka, Christopher Boucher, Emily St. John Mandel, and moderator Dennis Johnson, publisher of Melville House.
The AWP nightly dance parties lived up to their legendary reputation.
Claire Kelley is a the former Director of Library and Academic Marketing.