Publishing panel at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Library

Dan and I got home from New York last night at straight-up midnight. I can’t express what an awesome time we had…thank you Amazon!

The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen building on West 44th St in Manhattan

On Tuesday (May 24), I had the privilege of participating, with writer/editor Amy Rogers, in a publishing panel – Let’s Talk Literature in a Precarious Publishing Environment – that was held at the beautiful General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Library in Manhattan, moderated by Carol Hoenig. It was part of a guest lecture series being sponsored by the GSMT and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Amy talked about her experience in starting up Novello Festival Press, and I spoke about my journey from self-publishing to publishing with AmazonEncore. The attendees included writers, publishers, photographers, book lovers, art lovers. They were a genuinely nice group of people who asked LOTS of questions – a couple of the questions were tough, which we loved.

Amy Rogers, myself, Carol Hoenig

Afterward, there was a lovely reception, and we had the opportunity to talk to people one-on-one.

And did I mention what a beautiful building this is? I should have said gorgeous. And, like Amy aptly said, it smells like history! (Click photos to enlarge.)


It was such an amazing evening! I got to talk about writing and publishing and books – the stuff I love more than pretty much anything in the world – and to meet some truly fun and interesting people. A hearty thanks to Carol and to the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen! And don’t forget to support your local library.

3 thoughts on “Publishing panel at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Library

  1. Great job, Kel, capturing the event and the wonderful group who hosted it. I was honored to share the bill with you.

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