Michele Karlsberg Marketing and Management

Michele Karlsberg Marketing and Management Michele Karlsberg brings a unique combination of skills to effectively carry out publicity/marketing campaigns for authors, organizations and film/theater
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Michele Karlsberg brings a unique combination of skills to effectively carry out publicity/marketing campaigns for authors, organizations and film/theater professionals. She has also worn many hats in her twenty six-year book Publishing career. Michele was one of the founders of Amethyst Press where she published literary giants like Dennis Cooper, Mark Ameen, Kevin Killian and Patrick Moore. As curator of Outspoken, a nationwide GLBT literary series, she helps new and established voices reach a wider audience. Michele also served as Publisher of Bywater Books and published many award winning authors in those years. In 1989 along with the Publishing Triangle Michele launched Lesbian and Gay Book Month. She was recently presented with the Publishing Triangle Leadership Award which along with Michael Denneny was the first co-chairs of the Triangle. She worked with David Rosen and The Book Of The Month Club/Quality Paperback Books on their GLBT Book Club Insight/Out along with the Triangle Classic series. She was also inducted in the Saints and Sinners Literary Hall Of Fame in New Orleans, LA. She produced Holland America cruise lines first BOOK EXPO along with Olivia Travel. In 2010 she produced BACK 2 BACK at the St George Theater in NY with Lily Tomlin and Kate Clinton She is the author of Self Publishing GLBT Books and is the co-editor of To Be Continued and To Be Continued: Take Two. Her non-fiction piece entitled The Isle Of Staten will appear in the book Love, Christopher Street. (Vantage Point Press ). Her column WORDS appears in the San Francisco Bay Times. In June she will receive the One Island/One Pride Award from the S.I. LGBT Community Center. Her activism includes working with many organizations but not limited to CHASI, Lambda Literary Foundation, Soulforce, The Publishing Triangle, GLAAD, New York City GLBT Center, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Project Hospitality, SAGE, Helping Our Women and God's Love We Deliver. She is most proud of her dedication to building community.

Mission: To help new and established voices reach a wider audience.

“How We Fight for Our Lives” and “Cantoras” win 2020 Stonewall Adult Awards  http://www.ala.org/news/2020/01/stonewall-b...
01/31/2020
“How We Fight for Our Lives” and “Cantoras” win 2020 Stonewall Adult Awards

“How We Fight for Our Lives” and “Cantoras” win 2020 Stonewall Adult Awards http://www.ala.org/news/2020/01/stonewall-book-awards-announced-literature-nonfiction

PHILADELPHIA -- Two of the 2020 Stonewall Book Awards were announced Sunday, Jan. 26 by the Rainbow Round Table (RRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits, held January 24-28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project committee introduces new name and top ten feminist books for young readers  http://ww...
01/31/2020
2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project committee introduces new name and top ten feminist books for young readers

2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project committee introduces new name and top ten feminist books for young readers http://www.ala.org/news/2019/1/rise-feminist-titles-2020

PHILADELPHIA -- The Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18 committee (formerly known as the Amelia Bloomer Project), a subgroup of the Feminist Task Force (FTF) of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), selected its top ten books for 2020. Each year, the....

2020 Over the Rainbow Book List features 70 titles for adult readers http://www.ala.org/news/2020/01/over-the-rainbow-70...
01/31/2020
2020 Over the Rainbow Book List features 70 titles for adult readers

2020 Over the Rainbow Book List features 70 titles for adult readers http://www.ala.org/news/2020/01/over-the-rainbow-70-titles-selected

PHILADELPHIA -- The Over the Rainbow Book List Committee of the American Library Association's Rainbow Roundtable (RRT) gave careful consideration to 324 books this year, 152 fiction and 172 nonfiction. Choosing 32 fiction titles and 38 nonfiction titles to make up the complete 2020 Over the Rainbow...

Be proactive in listening to and responding to your online communityDid you know that 83% of your Facebook fans, and 71%...
01/28/2020

Be proactive in listening to and responding to your online community

Did you know that 83% of your Facebook fans, and 71% of your Twitter followers, now expect a response from you on the same day that they pose a question on each respective platform?

In fact, 32% of Twitter users now expect a response within just 30 minutes.

Give your followers a fantastic user experience on social by being exceptionally responsive. Listen to their needs, and respond accordingly.

You should also look to publicly recognize people who retweet, favorite, and mention your organization on Twitter, and thank users who comment on Instagram and YouTube.

When you make your online community feel heard and acknowledged, they're more likely to become raving fans, and your most loyal social media ambassadors.

2019 Barbara Gittings Literature Award and Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award of the Stonewall Book Awards Announced  http...
01/28/2020
2019 Barbara Gittings Literature Award and Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award of the Stonewall Book Awards Announced

2019 Barbara Gittings Literature Award and Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award of the Stonewall Book Awards Announced http://www.ala.org/news/2019/01/2019-stonewall-book-awards-announced-literature-nonfiction

SEATTLE - Two of the 2019 Stonewall Book Awards were announced Sunday, Jan. 27th by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits, held Jan. 25-29 in Seattle, Washington.

Left Bank Books Cancels Cummins Appearance for 'American Dirt'
01/27/2020
Left Bank Books Cancels Cummins Appearance for 'American Dirt'

Left Bank Books Cancels Cummins Appearance for 'American Dirt'

Citing customer concerns and demands on social media to cancel, Left Bank Books in St. Louis cancelled an offsite author event featuring Jeanine Cummins speaking about 'American Dirt' less than 24 hours before it was set to start on Sunday.

See you at the show. Thank you Ann Northrop for coming out to see Leaving The Blues by Jewelle Gomez. GAY USA TV
01/24/2020

See you at the show. Thank you Ann Northrop for coming out to see Leaving The Blues by Jewelle Gomez. GAY USA TV

TGIF. Thank you to all that came out last night fo Leaving The Blues by Jewelle Gomez and we can't wait to meet and greet tonights audience. A shout-out to GAY USA TV's Ann Northrop along with TOSOS Board President Michael Zegarski and Board Secretary Chris Andersson- Gay USA Coverage at 51.57 into the show. www. gayusatv.org TICKETS AVAILABLE at
https://www.tososnyc.org/events/leaving-the-blues

Are you familiar with Impeachment Now! the newest and ninth independent release from Pamela Means, is a 5-song EP (all p...
01/24/2020
Impeachment Now! EP

Are you familiar with Impeachment Now! the newest and ninth independent release from Pamela Means, is a 5-song EP (all political tunes!) featuring two studio tracks (Impeachment Now!,Barack) and three live concert tracks (Color of the Skin, James Madison, Hands Up) $10 includes free domestic shipping! http://www.pamelameans.com/store/p22/Impeachment_Now%21_EP.html

Impeachment Now! the newest and ninth independent release from Pamela Means, is a 5-song EP (all political tunes!) featuring two studio tracks (Impeachment Now!,Barack) and three live concert tracks (Color of the Skin, James Madison, Hands Up) $10 includes free domestic shipping!

OverDrive saw record borrowing in 2019.https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/8212...
01/24/2020
OverDrive Reports Record Digital Borrowing in 2019

OverDrive saw record borrowing in 2019.https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/82129-overdrive-reports-record-digital-borrowing-in-2019.html

Public libraries around the world generated a record level of digital content circulation in 2019, providing patrons access to more than 326 million e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines, according to a report by Rakuten OverDrive, a digital distribution vendor for libraries.

Tonight 7pm Join the The Publishing Triangle. tososnyc.org
01/23/2020

Tonight 7pm Join the The Publishing Triangle. tososnyc.org

"This two-act, eight-actor, multi-character drama with songs is a stunner, redolent with musical numbers, behind-the-scenes jealousies, sexual tension, deception, sacrifice and uncertainty. " Curve Magazine Photo: Mikiodo Media

Thank you to all that came out to last night's performance. Join the The Publishing Triangle at tonight's show. Ben Mapp Ameerah Briggs Rosalind Brown Joy Allegan Erik Jareth Ransom Tsebiyah Mishael Derry Michael Lynch Cooper Sutton tososnyc.org

Jacqueline Woodson: ‘It’s important to know that whatever moment we’re in, it's not the first time'With more than 30 chi...
01/21/2020
Jacqueline Woodson: ‘It’s important to know that whatever moment we’re in, it's not the first time'

Jacqueline Woodson: ‘It’s important to know that whatever moment we’re in, it's not the first time'

With more than 30 children’s books to her name and Judy Blume and the Obamas as fans, the US bestseller has written a book for adults. She explains why. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/18/jacqueline-woodson-its-important-to-know-that-whatever-moment-were-in-its-not-the-first-time?fbclid=IwAR2Jpky1Nk4BvM1LwTALALJe5hzHvakVIdtiEBaIRMpyyif28OyjL7NRPnQ

With more than 30 children’s books to her name and Judy Blume and the Obamas as fans, the US bestseller has written a book for adults. She explains why

01/20/2020
Bookish: Reading the Queer Subject (Trailer)

Congratulations Steven F. Dansky Las Vegas, Nevada (January 20, 2020) – Outspoken Films announced today the release of Bookish: Reading the Queer Subject, a new full-length docufiction film, which is immediately available for streaming at
the link below.
Bookish: Reading the Queer Subject is about art, love, and the queer diaspora. It follows the journey
an artist (William Bond Walker) and his subject (John Balkema) from their meeting in 1950s middle-America to
their migration to the gay metropolis of New York City and rural Columbia County in upstate New York. They
were life-partners for more than sixty years before they both died in 2017.
Bookish: Reading the Queer Subject – Trailers

https://vimeo.com/376708418

https://vimeo.com/385152036

Bookish: Reading the Queer Subject - Full-Length Film
https://vimeo.com/377425559

This is "Bookish: Reading the Queer Subject (Trailer)" by Steven F. Dansky on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Ilovemywife podcast with the always wonderful Kelli Carpenter and Anne Steele as they interview Rosalind Brown from Leav...
01/20/2020
EP 104: Broadway's Rosalind Brown chats about starring in the new show "Leaving the Blues"

Ilovemywife podcast with the always wonderful Kelli Carpenter and Anne Steele as they interview Rosalind Brown from Leaving The Blues by Jewelle Gomez. Tune in. Don't forget to subscribe while there so you can get all podcasts before they are released to the general public. https://soundcloud.com/user-190389348/ep-104-broadways-rosalind

Join Kelli and Anne for their 104th LIVE episode! They begin this episode by talking about traveling to Dallas for Anne’s concert, The Packers playoff win against Seattle, The LSU Championship win aga

The Jewish Book Council offers the opportunity to introduce authors of current books of Jewish interest to representativ...
01/20/2020
JBC Authors

The Jewish Book Council offers the opportunity to introduce authors of current books of Jewish interest to representatives of over 130 Jewish book festivals and programs through the upcoming JBC Network season.

 https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/jbc-authors

Through the JBC Network and Read On programs, Jewish Book Council coordinates over 1,100 literary events each year across North America.

Lesbian History Project
01/13/2020
Lesbian History Project

Lesbian History Project

If you like/love this show, sign the change.org petition protesting GLAAD's unforgivably leaving it off from it's best drama list for 2019. How is the L Word better than this? Or rather, why is it too much to have two lesbian-centric shows???

Previews for Leaving The Blues starts next week. Do you have your show ticket yet? Song and Dance what else can you ask ...
01/12/2020

Previews for Leaving The Blues starts next week. Do you have your show ticket yet? Song and Dance what else can you ask for? www. tososnyc.org $30 for a 2 1/2 hour show - beyond a bargain for an extraordinary play.

Publishing Stocks Fell in 2019
01/09/2020
Publishing Stocks Fell in 2019

Publishing Stocks Fell in 2019

After beginning 2019 with 10 companies, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index was down to only eight members at the close of the year, losing Barnes & Noble and Simon & Schuster. The remaining companies saw their combined stock price decline by 9%.

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Michele Karlsberg shows how ordinary people make extraordinary contributions to their communities. Her philosophy is simple: “It is our giving that makes us strong, not our receiving.” Bottom line, she loves what she does. She is grateful for her beloved mentors, some of whom are Nancy Bereano, Sasha Alyson, Barbara Grier, Richard Labonte, Carol Seajay, Roz Parr who helped her gain knowledge and confidence in the book publishing industry.

She has worn many hats in her twenty-nine year career.

As a publicist, she brings a unique combination of skills to effectively carry out publicity/marketing campaigns for authors, organizations, events, comedians, musicians and film/theater professionals. Her list of clients has included Katherine Forrest, Felice Picano, Kate Clinton, Stephen Fry, Jewelle Gomez, Assotto Saint, Dorothy Allison, Martin Duberman, Judy Grahn and Minnie Bruce Pratt to name a few. From her home office stateside, Michele represented many International Publishing companies: Spinifex Press (Australia), Second Story Press (Canada), Bruno Gmunder (Germany) and Creation Books (UK). She generously speaks at many conferences about the business of publishing, publicity and marketing. When she gets to share what she knows about marketing and publicity in the world of publishing, she is one happy woman.

She is one of the founders/publishers of Amethyst Press, home of groundbreaking authors Dennis Cooper, Kevin Killian, Mark Ameen, Stan Leventhal and Patrick Moore. She is a strong advocate for independent booksellers and worked with Carol Seajay on the Feminist Bookstore Network. She is a curator of Outspoken, a nationwide LGBTQI literary series that helps new and established voices reach a wider audience. As publisher at Bywater Books, she published many award winning authors.

She is an innovator and in 1989 along with the Publishing Triangle, Michele launched Lesbian and Gay Book Month. Along with Michael Denneny she was the first co-chair of the Publishing Triangle and is still active today. She worked with The Book Of The Month Club/Quality Paperback Books to launch their LGBT Book Club InsightOut along with the Triangle Classic series.

She is a passionate advocate for the Pride Center on Staten Island, whether it was to help supply books to build their library, participate in the LGBTQI Pride celebrations, helping build visibility for the Pride Center or helping other LGBTQI people in need. In 1991 she was part of the team that opened the Pat Parker/Vito Russo Library at the NYC LGBTQI Community Center. For many years she also worked with the Astraea Writers Awards and The Lesbian Herstory Archives.

She is a producer:she produced Holland America Cruise Lines’ first BOOK EXPO along with Olivia Travel. In 2010 she produced BACK 2 BACK at the St George Theater in NY with Lily Tomlin and Kate Clinton. She is most proud of producing events to honor the passing of Audre Lorde, Melvin Dixon, Stan Leventhal and John Preston.

As literary executor for Assotto Saint, Roy Gonsalves and Stan Leventhal, Michele manages their creative works for publication today.

Michele is a planner; she has been instrumental in planning the programming of many conferences and festivals such as OUTWRITE, Saints and Sinners, San Francisco Book Festival, BookExpo America, In Our Own Write, Behind Our Masks, GCLS, Readers and Writers and the Gay Games Cultural Festival.

She is an author; her non-fiction piece entitled The Isle Of Staten appears in the book Love, Christopher Street (Chelsea House Editions). Her WORDS column appears monthly in the San Francisco Bay Times. She wrote Self Publishing LGBTQI Books and is the co-editor of the Lambda Literary Award finalist To Be Continued and To Be Continued: Take Two (Firebrand Books).

She is an awardee: Publishing Triangle Leadership Award. Community Health Action Advocacy Award. Saints and Sinners Literary Hall Of Fame. One Island/One Pride Award from the S.I. LGBT Community Center.

When Michele is not focusing on the visibility of the LGBTQI community she persists to resist the current administration.

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