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BEA 2010

Hello from The Troy Book Makers! After 4 successful years, we’ve decided it’s finally time to start blogging. Publishing has taken some pretty radical twists and turns recently, so we’d like this blog to be a place self-publishers can come for (1) news and info about trends affecting you; (2) educational links and comments about the […]

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We were profiled on All Over Albany

By Jessica Pasko The Troy Book Makers’ name sounds a little like it’s run by guys who’ll give you odds at Saratoga. No, they don’t make book. They make books. Let’s say you’ve always dreamed of publishing your novel. You could spend lots of frustrating time pitching it to various publishers and feeling the sting […]

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Memoirs are no bygone memory

Memoirs are no bygone memory

By PAUL GRONDAHL, Staff writer GUILDERLAND — Literary critics who have been predicting the death of the memoir for many years now haven’t met Vicki Schacter or visited the packed workshops of the Memoir Project at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. After taking a writing workshop from Marion Roach Smith at the […]

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No author need go unheard

No author need go unheard

By Will Whitehorn 
will (at) berkshirerecord.net

   GREAT BARRINGTON-For anyone planning to write that classic American novel, one local publisher is taking at least some of the difficulty out of the equation. The Bookloft, in collaboration with the Book House of Stueyvesant Plaza in Albany, N.Y., is beginning its first year as an independent, digital […]

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Independent booksellers invest in Troy print-on-demand company

by Michael DeMasi The Business Review   Two independent booksellers invested about $50,000 to start a digital, print-on-demand company in downtown Troy, N.Y., that will offer writers a low-cost way of getting books published. The Troy Book Makers at 3 Third St. is a joint venture of The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Guilderland […]

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A place to publish your book, in limited quantities

by Eric Anderson, Deputy business editor   The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza has formed a partnership with The Bookloft in Great Barrington, Mass., to launch a digital print-on-demand service for authors who’d like to see their works in print. The endeavour is called “The Troy Book Makers,” and it’s located in downtown Troy, next […]

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Booksellers Grow Publishing Efforts

by Judith Rosen One year and 70 books later, the Troy Book Makers in Troy, N.Y., a small-scale Print-on-Demand venture started last summer by Eric Wilska, owner of the Bookloft in Great Barrington, Mass., and Susan Novotny, owner of the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, N.Y., is about to expand. It will double […]

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This shop is one for the books

Troy Book Makers markets to people looking to publish as few as 10 copies of their own work or an old favorite By TIM O’BRIEN, Staff writer   TROY — There is a new bookmaking operation in downtown Troy. No, it’s not an illegal gambling enterprise. It’s a new business that is betting there is […]

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More Booksellers Turn to Publishing

New sideline: print on demand by Judith Rosen     Forget gifts and cards. In a time of flattening sales, longtime booksellers Eric Wilska, owner of the Bookloft in Great Barrington, Mass., and Susan Novotny, owner of the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, N.Y., have found what could be the ultimate sideline business, printing […]

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