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.

Operating as usual

Pamela Means
09/25/2020

Pamela Means

Watch and live chat with me!
YouTube Premiere FRI SEP 25 (4pm EST)

Here: https://youtu.be/AwmAudpyoMw

Let’s watch the premiere of my (prerecorded) set celebrating the 50th anniv of the UMass Amherst Augusta Savage Gallery!

It was recorded before the particular grief and anxiety this country is currently facing. Yet still during the grief and anxiety of its own moment.

I’ll be there. Glad to gather, chat and connect. And cherish an hour of community.

Photo by Julian Parker-Burns

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09/22/2020
Bring is Backstage: A Poem By Jewelle Gomez

Bring is Backstage: A Poem By Jewelle Gomez

Playwright Jewelle Gomez is a writer and activist who wrote the double Lambda Award-winning novel, "The Gilda Stories", among many other published works. Her...

09/21/2020
Dr Naomi Wolf

Facebook Live with Dr Naomi Wolf Today @12:30pm EST.

At 12:30 EST, I'll do a Facebook Live in which I read from the section of Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love -- a book that was cancelled by its initial publisher last Spring and which librarians were asked to destroy -- about how contagious diseases in Britain in the 1840s gave the secular state tools to justify cracking down on privacy and liberty. These tools were later used by the state to dictate with whom we can sleep and what we can say. The US, observing these power grabs, copied them int he 19th century. These power grabs that allows the state to manage our most personal lives, derived from somewhere -- Outrages explains how cholera and typhus epidemics and other infectious disease outbreaks allowed the early modern secular state a rationale for deciding everyone's personal life and managing what had been private decisions.

09/20/2020
Bodies and Barriers: Editor Adrian Shanker in Conversation with Contributors

Just in case you missed Bureau of General Services-Queer Division's Night with Bodies and Barriers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkZ0togblQQ

Please use the link to purchase Bodies and Barriers from the Bureau:

https://bgsqd.com/store/#!/Bodies-and-Barriers-Queer-Activists-on-Health/p/233824366/category=0

Video of the Zoom event that the Bureau hosted on September 17, 2020. Named by NBC News as one of “10 LGBTQ Books to watch out for in 2020” and by Book Riot ...

Should cover redesigns for classic novels refine their predecessors, or completely reimagine them?https://spinemagazine....
09/20/2020
SPINE-George Orwell's Animal Farm gets Revamped for its 75th Anniversary

Should cover redesigns for classic novels refine their predecessors, or completely reimagine them?https://spinemagazine.co/articles/animal-farm-repackage

George Orwell's classic Animal Farm became 75 years old in August 2020. To celebrate this milestone, Berkley Books and Signet Classics have given their mass market and trade paperback editions some brand new covers. The equally seminal 1984 has had its editions revamped as well.

Golden Crown Literary Society
09/18/2020

Golden Crown Literary Society

The GCLS Writing Academy welcomes RJ Samuel as a guest instructor today.

The plot and the structure form the glue that hold a novel together. Without a strong plot, a novel can fall apart. On Saturday, September 19th, award-winning author of books like, 'An Outsider Inside,' RJ Samuel will join the Writing Academy to teach the ins and outs of creating a strong structure for your novel.

#GCLS2020 #GCLS2021 #WritingAcademy

Tonights big event Bureau of General Services-Queer Division with Bodies and Barriers. Still time to rsvp. Liz Margolies...
09/17/2020
A Diverse, Collaborative Look at LGBTQ Health

Tonights big event Bureau of General Services-Queer Division with Bodies and Barriers. Still time to rsvp. Liz Margolies, the founder and executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network who writes about cancer among community members; Atticus Ranck, a health program education coordinator at the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute who writes about addiction and recovery; and the president of Mary’s House for Older Adults in Washington who writes about health and housing for LGBTQ elders. https://www.gaycitynews.com/a-diverse-collaborative-look-at-lgbtq-health/

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the release of a critically acclaimed new anthology, “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health,” out now from PM Press, a Bay Area independent publisher, is timely — with essays by 26 queer activists from around the world.

Email Marketing Do's and Don'ts
09/17/2020

Email Marketing Do's and Don'ts

09/17/2020

Facebook Advertising- After announcing a coming limit on how many ads a business Page can run at any given time in November last year, Facebook has now outlined exactly how its new regulations will apply, with four tiers of advertiser categories that will define how many ads each can run concurrently. Which, Facebook says, will help maximize ad performance.

If not a member- join on in.  Dear Members, Golden Crown Literary SocietyThe first Goldie deadline is approaching.Books ...
09/16/2020
Golden Crown Literary Society

If not a member- join on in.
Dear Members, Golden Crown Literary Society

The first Goldie deadline is approaching.

Books published between January 1 and August 31, 2020 should be submitted for nomination by Wednesday, September 30.

If you're new to the Goldie Awards, be sure to read our guidelines in detail. You can find those HERE.

If you're a veteran of the Goldie Awards, but need a quick refresher, check out our "TL;DR - Guideline Highlights" page. (Please note: This does not relieve you of your responsibility to read the full guidelines. This is merely a refresher.)

If you would like to see the books that have already been nominated, you can view them on the Nominations page. This page is updated frequently, so be sure to check back often. (This is a good place to find your next book to read. Simply click on the "Buy" link if you want to make a purchase.)

DON'T FORGET! Get those nominations in. Mark your calendars. Our judges are primed and ready to read YOUR book!

As always, if you have questions, visit our FAQ page or send an email to [email protected].

https://www.goldencrown.org/page/AWARDS-Landing



Best,

Carleen Spry
Awards Administrator
[email protected]


P.S. Remember, you can also submit nominations for the Trailblazer, Lee Lynch Classic, and Directors' Awards.

The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to increase the visibility and integrity of lesbian-themed literature.

Writers, SAS needs you more than ever. We need your wildest dreams and most fervent prayers put down on the page because...
09/16/2020

Writers, SAS needs you more than ever. We need your wildest dreams and most fervent prayers put down on the page because our Fiction & Poetry Contests both close in a few short weeks! Below we offer some sources of inspiration from a SAS Hall of Fame member, True Crime in New Orleans, and fairytales.

SAS is welcoming Fiction Contest submissions through October 1, then it is Judge Salem West's turn to take the wheel. The winner will receive $500 and the two runners-up will each receive $100. A list of the finalists will be shared on our site and in an e-newsletter just like this one.

Poets, you have until October 15 to get your love poems in. The one and only Jewelle Gomez is ready to judge the inaugural SAS Poetry Contest. The winner will receive $500 and the two runners-up will each receive $100. A list of the finalists will be shared on our site and in an e-newsletter. The theme for the Poetry Contest is LOVE. Saints & Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret turns 50. Just think back then folks were asking if this book is capable of being i...
09/15/2020

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret turns 50. Just think back then folks were asking if this book is capable of being in print for at twenty 20 years. Judy Blume

What have we learned about the efficacy of virtual events?https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/boo...
09/15/2020
Pros and Cons of Virtual Events Weighed by Publishers, Booksellers

What have we learned about the efficacy of virtual events?https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/84285-publishers-discuss-virtual-events-with-midwest-booksellers.html

Three representatives from major publishing companies discussed the logistics of sponsoring virtual author events and best practices with Midwest booksellers on a September 8 panel that is part of the Heartland Fall Forum program.

Is it time for a better platform than Goodreads?https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/social-media/2020/08/better-go...
09/15/2020
Why Goodreads is bad for books

Is it time for a better platform than Goodreads?https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/social-media/2020/08/better-goodreads-possible-bad-for-books-storygraph-amazon

On a typical day, a long-time user of Goodreads, the world's largest community for reviewing and recommending books, will feel like they're losing their mind. After numerous frustrated attempts to find a major new release, to like, comment on, or reply to messages and reviews, to add what they've re...

Kate Kendell Adrian Shanker in this months SF Bay Times WORDS column. #BodiesAndBarriers
09/10/2020

Kate Kendell Adrian Shanker in this months SF Bay Times WORDS column. #BodiesAndBarriers

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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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