Sunday, April 29, 2012

This Month's Meeting: An Introduction to ISBNs

As an author or small publisher, it is sometimes difficult to understand the vocabulary of the book industry. This presentation will cover some basics that you need to know to get started such as What is an ISBN? Further, it will discuss how to obtain one and how to use it to make your title more discoverable. 

Ralph Coviello, a twenty year veteran of the publishing industry, will be presenting this important issue to us at the May meeting.  Coviello's current role at Bowker focuses on educating publishers about ebook metadata in order to improve the discoverability of their titles. Ralph also has experience in many other facets of publishing, including print production and distribution, and is always looking to learn more.  He has written blog and newsletter articles, and has been a radio reporter. Coviello has a BA in History from Syracuse University and an MBA from Centenary College in New Jersey. Still, the great American novel eludes him.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Recent Highlights from Francine L. Trevens

Francine L. Trevens, prolific author, publisher, and founding member of GNYIPA, has been honored with being a judge for second year in a row of Global ebook awards in three categories.

Francine was also interviewed on Listen to it at

And she has an upcoming blogtalkradio interview on May 22 at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. EDT) on conscious discussions at She will discuss fighting illiteracy and getting kids hooked on books early in life.

Francine can be reached at TNT is publisher of PIXIE TALES named one of the 25 best books of 2011 by Free Book Reviews.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Norman Beim's New Book Available Now!

Norman Beim’s new book, Touring With Stalin, is now in print. The official publication date is June 15th. Copies can be purchased directly thru the website:

Touring With Stalin is a Tale of Two Worlds: the story of a company of actors touring cross country in 1951-52 in a production of Darkness At Noon, and the story of Stalin, a fascinating and bloody tale.