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Best Seller: February

Congratulations to our February Best Seller, Paul O’Brien. Voice from Room Six has only been on the market a week and has already had dazzling results!

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TU Article: Many authors find self-publishing works just fine

In changed book world, many authors find self-publishing works just fine By Elizabeth Floyd Mair Special to the Times Union More and more established writers who have previously worked with traditional publishing houses have begun to turn, whether by choice or from necessity, to self-publishing. Prominent writers, one after another, have announced recently that they […]

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The Troy Book Makers visit

TU Article: A business role reversal

TROY — The movers and shakers in this Victorian city’s commercial district increasingly are women. There seems to be no one reason why nearly 60 shops, cafes and other businesses are headed by women and if you ask the owners themselves, they’ll come up with a range of answers. Melissa Mykal Batalin, who manages The Troy Book Makers on […]

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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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