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.

Poverty & Reading: The Sad and Troubling Loss of School Libraries and Real Librarianshttps://nancyebailey.com/2018/04/21...
08/06/2019
Poverty & Reading: The Sad and Troubling Loss of School Libraries and Real Librarians

Poverty & Reading: The Sad and Troubling Loss of School Libraries and Real Librarians
https://nancyebailey.com/2018/04/21/poverty-reading-the-sad-and-troubling-loss-of-school-libraries-and-real-librarians/

My last post listed reasons why many children don’t learn to read. Poverty was behind many of the items. Poor students attend poor schools where they miss out on the arts, a whole curriculum, even …

A lot has changed in book publishing in the last ten years. https://www.idealog.com/blog/a-lot-has-changed-in-book-publi...
08/05/2019
A lot has changed in book publishing in the last ten years | The Idea Logical Company

A lot has changed in book publishing in the last ten years. https://www.idealog.com/blog/a-lot-has-changed-in-book-publishing-in-the-last-ten-years/

I am returning this September to speak at Digital Book World, a conference I helped to found and then programmed for its first seven years. (One motivation to go back is to promote my new book.) The occasion calls for some reflection. DBW itself has changed, having passed from book publishing compan...

Will E-Books Feed University Presses — Or Eat Them?  Part One https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/07/30/what-is-the...
08/05/2019
Will E-Books Feed University Presses — Or Eat Them? Part One

Will E-Books Feed University Presses — Or Eat Them? Part One https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/07/30/what-is-the-role-of-e-books-in-scholarly-disciplines-for-which-books-are-a-primary-often-the-apex-scholarly-form/

What roles are e-books now playing, and what roles will they play, in scholarly disciplines for which books are a primary, often the apex, scholarly form? The first of two posts about e-books and university presses.

Washington, District of Columbia OutWrite STARTS NOW! Head on over to http://thedccenter.org/outwrite/
08/02/2019
OutWrite

Washington, District of Columbia OutWrite STARTS NOW! Head on over to http://thedccenter.org/outwrite/

OutWrite is DC’s annual LGBTQ literary festival. OutWrite 2019 will be from Friday August 2nd to Sunday August 4th. Our three featured authors at #OutWrite2019 are Kristen Arnett, Jericho Br…

#BARDYKES
07/31/2019
TOSOS

#BARDYKES

The RAVE Reviews are still coming in as we are in the final week of #BARDYKES. "Beautifully directed by Virginia Baeta and Mark Robert Finley" "Brilliantly acted by Amy Bizjak Kiebpoli Calnek Ure Egbuho Alex Guhde Brooke M. Haney Azalea Lewis Kimberly Singh @Moira Stone Angie Tennant Emily Verla and Jeanette Villafane , the cast shines in a true ensemble performance." Thank you to The Advocate David Artavia for coming on out to the Bar. https://www.advocate.com/theater/2019/7/31/bar-dykes-dives-lesbian-life-1950s

Thank you for all you do Gay Star News. #LGBTQIAPress #International Scott Nunn Tris Reid-Smith
07/30/2019
Gay Star News

Thank you for all you do Gay Star News. #LGBTQIAPress #International Scott Nunn Tris Reid-Smith

An open letter from co-founders, Tris Reid-Smith and Scott Nunn.

Do you want to LOL. Tune into  Eric Poole on Queer Words podcast
07/25/2019

Do you want to LOL. Tune into Eric Poole on Queer Words podcast

Have you ever wanted to throw a colorful, chenille bedspread over you and pretend you're Endora from "Bewitched"? That's what got Eric Poole started in his fabulous life of writing memoirs and television commercials. Listen to his story this week on Queer Words Podcasts wherever you find fine podcasts or directly at the website: www.queerwords.org

In this month's WORDS column in the SF Bay Times I cover the The Publishing Triangle Awards. Carol Rosenfeld Trent Duffy...
07/25/2019

In this month's WORDS column in the SF Bay Times I cover the The Publishing Triangle Awards. Carol Rosenfeld Trent Duffy Rob Byrnes David Groff John R Gordon Joseph Cassara @Margaree Little Hieu Minh Nguyen Ely Shipley Imani Perry Alexander Chee Jaime Manrique Julian David Randall and Paul Willis.

07/25/2019

In 2018, the top young adult category (SciFi/Fantasy/Magic) rebounded after a significant drop-off in sales in 2017.

Lambda Literary
07/24/2019
Lambda Literary

Lambda Literary

CALL FOR SUBMISSION: LGBTQ Anthology! Belt Publishing is publishing an anthology of LGBTQ stories from the Midwest and Appalachia in Fall 2020. They're looking for creative nonfiction stories, essays, reportage, poetry, and more by Oct 1st, 2019!

Details:

After 6 years of growth the print market has started to decline as e-books continue to see attrition. High-profile title...
07/24/2019

After 6 years of growth the print market has started to decline as e-books continue to see attrition. High-profile titles drove growth in '18 while backlist gained market share, squeezing the midlist
Political fatigue may be setting in, whereas lifestyle themes remain on trend.

In the 1st q '19, compared to the 1st q '18 most fiction categories for print books decreased in sales w/ print adult fi...
07/23/2019

In the 1st q '19, compared to the 1st q '18 most fiction categories for print books decreased in sales w/ print adult fiction declining 6% & the biggest decreases in Sci-Fi Fi and religion The general fiction, romance, and suspense/thriller categories showed the highest sales.

We are now accepting submissions for our Annual Fiction Contest! One grand prize of $500 and two second place prizes of ...
07/22/2019

We are now accepting submissions for our Annual Fiction Contest!
One grand prize of $500 and two second place prizes of $100 will be awarded.
The top stories will be published in an anthology from BOLD STROKES BOOKS.
There will be a book release party and reading held during #SAS20.
A list of the top ten finalists will be posted on our website and in our e-newsletter.

Learn more & submit here: http://bit.ly/2vFLi7s

Adult categories drove backlist books sales in 2018. The top five adult category drivers in 2018 were all nonfiction; in...
07/22/2019

Adult categories drove backlist books sales in 2018. The top five adult category drivers in 2018 were all nonfiction; in fiction, there was significant growth in the suspense/thriller category.

Call for Submissions
07/21/2019

Call for Submissions

YA Twitter Can Be Toxic, But It Also Points Out Real ProblemsWhen critics on social media “cancel” a YA writer or book, ...
07/19/2019
YA Twitter Can Be Toxic, But It Also Points Out Real Problems

YA Twitter Can Be Toxic, But It Also Points Out Real Problems
When critics on social media “cancel” a YA writer or book, it’s really about ongoing frustrations with an overwhelmingly white publishing industry. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollytempleton/ya-twitter-books-publishing-amelie-wen-zhao-social-media

When critics on social media “cancel” a YA writer or book, it’s really about ongoing frustrations with an overwhelmingly white publishing industry.

PODCAST ALERT: Ali Sands, author, speaker, consultant, founder of “Illuminating Identity.” She kept a journal throughout...
07/19/2019
Ali Sands

PODCAST ALERT: Ali Sands, author, speaker, consultant, founder of “Illuminating Identity.” She kept a journal throughout her partner’s transition, which became the basis of her book “I Know Who You Are, But What Am I?” Queer Words Ali Sands https://queerwords.org/2019/07/16/ali-sands/

Wayne Goodman in conversation with Ali Sands, author, speaker, consultant, founder of “Illuminating Identity”

Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) has released its 13th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey® report. https://survey.communi...
07/19/2019
LGBTQ Report Download

Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) has released its 13th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey® report. https://survey.communitymarketinginc.com/se/359D342B55C3C803

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While the overall e-book is in decline, political e-books are doing well. 16% more frontlist political books were publis...
07/19/2019

While the overall e-book is in decline, political e-books are doing well. 16% more frontlist political books were published in print in the1st 1/4 of '19 versus first 1/4 2018, there was a 38% decrease in political book sales in the 1st q compared to the 1st q of 2018.

Golden Crown Literary Society releases GOLDIE Award Winners. PR Newswire for Journalists Winners Announced for 15th Annu...
07/18/2019
Winners Announced for 15th Annual Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) Awards

Golden Crown Literary Society releases GOLDIE Award Winners. PR Newswire for Journalists Winners Announced for 15th Annual Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) Awards Winners Include: Ann Allen Shockley and Sandra Scoppettone https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/winners-announced-for-15th-annual-golden-crown-literary-society-gcls-awards-300884535.html

PITTSBURGH, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, July 13, 2019, the Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS), the nation's only lesbian literary organization ...

Will diverse romances prove to be more than a trend?https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/books/article/Rom-Com...
07/18/2019
Rom Coms Rising: Welcome to a new golden age of romantic comedies

Will diverse romances prove to be more than a trend?https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/books/article/Rom-Coms-Rising-Welcome-to-a-new-golden-age-of-14070481.php

Cathy Berner first noticed it in the beginning of 2018: Readers at Blue Willow Bookshop, where she has worked for the better part of two decades, were scouring the shelves for contemporary romance titles with a fervor she hasn’t seen since the pinnacle of the chick lit era in the early 2000s, whic...

The Publishing Triangle is hosting a night at The Flea Theater to see what all the rave reviews are about for the produc...
07/18/2019

The Publishing Triangle is hosting a night at The Flea Theater to see what all the rave reviews are about for the production BAR DYKES. Join the Triangle on July 26th for a night to remember and join them at the bar. Carol Rosenfeld Trent Duffy David Groff Seth J. Bookey Rob Byrnes Michelle Kristel Sarah Van Arsdale A dedicated night highlighting the Publishing Triangle, a meet and greet with the cast and photo-ops galore. Nothing like getting out of the heat with great people for this special performance. PHOTO CREDIT: Mikiodo Media tososnyc.org If you are not a member of the Publishing Triangle and are part of the LGBTQIA plus literary community - Head on over and become a member now.

n 2018, compared to 2017, most adult nonfiction categories for print books increased in sales, with the highest growth s...
07/18/2019

n 2018, compared to 2017, most adult nonfiction categories for print books increased in sales, with the highest growth seen in cooking/entertainment, self-help, and political science and history.

Digital audiobook revenue grew 37% year over year through November 2018. Digital audio growth is currently outpacing the...
07/17/2019

Digital audiobook revenue grew 37% year over year through November 2018. Digital audio growth is currently outpacing the decline in e-book sales, which decreased by 3% in 2018.
Adult nonfiction and children’s books have driven market growth for print books from 2015 to 2019.

FUN FACT: Backlist is accounting for a higher percentage of sales than in prior years. In the first quarter of 2019, bac...
07/16/2019

FUN FACT: Backlist is accounting for a higher percentage of sales than in prior years. In the first quarter of 2019, backlist made up 64% of book sales (up from 58% in 2015), while frontlist made up 36%.

Generation Z
07/15/2019

Generation Z

Bar Dykes: The Panel TONIGHT after the SOLD OUT show. tosonyc.org
07/12/2019

Bar Dykes: The Panel TONIGHT after the SOLD OUT show. tosonyc.org

Immediately after the show this evening join us for BAR DYKES: The Panel. Cassandra Langer ( Moderator) Rena Carney Rose Norman and Merril Mushroom (Playwright) via phone. The is sure to be a lively discussion around the play. We are looking forward to seeing everyone. Rena Carney Cassandra Langer Rose Norman Curve Magazine Merryn Johns Winnie McCroy Ann Northrop Brandon Voss

Oh What a night.... late September back in '58 tosonyc.org
07/12/2019

Oh What a night.... late September back in '58 tosonyc.org

Last nights first preview The Flea Theater was incredible. The year is 1958. Bar Dykes, Femmes and KiKi's. Who wouldn't want to be in that Bar. TONIGHT IS SOLD OUT - Saturday night is opening night and we have a few tickets left and then into next week 7/17, 7/18, /7/19 and 7/20. Whose in? #BarDykes Jeanette Villafane Ure Egbuho Kiebpoli Calnek Kimberly Singh Alex Guhde Amy Bizjak Azalea Lewis Angie Tennant Emily Verla Brooke M. Haney PHOTO CREDIT: Mikiodo Media Mike Chiodo https://ci.ovationtix.com/14/production/1010811

Tonight at 7pm join TOSOS  for PREVIEW #2 The Flea Theater of #BARDYKES and stay for #BarDykes THE PANEL after the show....
07/12/2019

Tonight at 7pm join TOSOS for PREVIEW #2 The Flea Theater of #BARDYKES and stay for #BarDykes THE PANEL after the show. Don't miss this summer production.

Before Stonewall, There Was a BookstoreNetworks of activists transformed Stonewall from an isolated event into a turning...
07/12/2019

Before Stonewall, There Was a Bookstore
Networks of activists transformed Stonewall from an isolated event into a turning point in the struggle for gay power. CRAIG RODWELL( Great Guy - I can still see us sitting in the back office at the store which was also packed with books, books, books) AND Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookstore LINK BELOW

PREVIEW #1 TONIGHT 7pm #BarDykes @TheFleaTheater  TOSOS #Broadway #WorldPride #Stonewall50 https://www.tososnyc.org
07/11/2019

PREVIEW #1 TONIGHT 7pm #BarDykes @TheFleaTheater TOSOS #Broadway #WorldPride #Stonewall50 https://www.tososnyc.org

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