Manchester Independent Publishers Book Market
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Author:  Roy [ Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:56 pm ]
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Win a mini library from the Manchester Book (and Art) Market
From mystery to autobiography, they’re giving away a library for book lovers, all to celebrate the Manchester Independent Book Market.
A great opportunity for aspiring writers to network, and make face-to-face contact with representatives from the North’s independent publishers – including Comma Press, Tindall Street, Carcanet, Route Books, Crocus, Flax Books, and Inpress. There’ll be live readings on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June, from 12pm – 5pm, compèred by the incomparable Gerry Potter.
Line up and reading times.
The market’s a great place to browse, grab a coffee, listen to live readings from a selection of talented performance poets and authors, browse art and craft stalls and find the perfect gift for the author or book lover in your life. There will be plenty of food and drink including Mango Rays, Leonis Latin Cellar, I love Spanish Food and the Lakeland Picnic Company to keep you going ...

Author:  Roy [ Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:47 pm ]
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Manchester Independent Book Markets live readings; Friday and Saturday, from 12pm – 5pm:

Julian Daniel, Mike Duff, Dinesh Allirajah, Rameeza Mehmud, Paul Sutherland, Tim Lees, Amanda Milligan, Nick Murgatroyd

Dominic Berry, Rosie Garland (aka Rosie Lugosi), Jackie Hagan, Helen Thomas, Sabeen Hussein, John G Hall, Linda Chase, Alice Lenkiewicz, Gerry Potter

Muli Amaye, Zoe Lambert, Chinyere Nwakanma, Kim Wiltshire, Helen Clare

Penultimate - Ali Gadema (aka Frisko Dan), Ben Mellor, Martin Stannage (aka Visceral), Niven Ganner and Samira Arhin-Acquaah (aka Lucidity). Nicholas Royle, Gift Nyoni, Akiel Chinelo, Zahid Hussein

Marvin Cheeseman, Ed Kangai, Eleanor Rees, Nabila Suriya, Edmund Prestwich, Conor Aylwood, Conrad Williams, Polly Atkin, Fergus Evans

Chris Jam, Annie Clarkson, Sian Cummins, Alicia Stubbersfield, Steph Pike.

Carcanet, Comma, Crocus, Dreamcatcher, Flapjack, Flax, Dewi Lewis, Nightjar, Route Publishing, Smokestack Books, Satchel/Suitcase, Thanatos Books, Tindal Street, TTA, Bewilderbliss, and Inpress Books (which features over 50 independents including Bloodaxe, Flambard, and many others).

Author:  Roy [ Thu May 26, 2011 10:20 pm ]
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It's on again this year and TTA will be there with IZ, Black Static and other goodies. Manchester Book Market 17 & 18 June in St Ann's Square outside the Royal Exchange Theatre. TTA published authors will be included in the readers and it is a good opportunity to meet local publishers.

Author:  Roy [ Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:41 pm ]
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It's on again June 8/9 2012 and TTA intend to be there.There will be readings by TTA authors.

Author:  Roy [ Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:07 pm ]
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Manchester Book Market, 8/9 June 2012 St Ann's Square. Interzone will be there, Black Static will be there, Crimewave will be there - how about you? A slight change is that Simon Kurt Unsworth will be reading; Friday 8th at 3pm, Simon Bestwick will be reading; Saturday 9th at 1:37pm. This is a reversal of the earlier timings. Less than a week to go now.
For authors a chance to network with independant publishers in the region, for readers a chance to get some good stuff.

Author:  Roy [ Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:19 am ]
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Tomorrow is the first day for those of you in the vicinity. Finishes Saturday 9th June.

Author:  Ali_L [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:32 pm ]
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Hope all went well!

Author:  Roy [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:34 pm ]
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Horrible wet weather so a wet weekend selling magazines on Manchester book market.
Miserable, damp, cold and slow sales. Why do I do it?
Sold more Black Statics than Interzones. Unusual.
Emma Audsley was a big help on Friday.
Croatia was a much better choice.
Onward to Derby for Edge-Lit

Author:  Ali_L [ Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:48 am ]
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Argh, sorry to hear - shame. :(

Hope Derby goes better. Not sure whether I'm off to that one yet. I was sorry not to see you at Alt.Fiction in Leicester, but the dealer room there was very small and a bit tucked away - only 2 tables there.

Author:  Roy [ Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:50 pm ]
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Alt fiction too close to Eastercon.

Author:  Pete [ Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:45 am ]
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There's a sampler from the Manchester Independent Book Market, currently available for free download:- ... -wear/0/5/

Author:  Roy [ Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:50 pm ]
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Manchester Council have agreed to let Comma organise another Manchester Book Market this year which will be on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June. The market will still be on St Anne's Square but inside a marquee this time.
I'll be TTA's representative all being well.
If you are a publisher and want your own stand for the whole weekend it will cost £45.
As always, if you have a poet/writer you'd like to put forward for the performance area, please let us know who it is and if they have a preferred performance time and day. The performances will run from 12 noon until 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Everyone gets 8-10 minutes max.

So volunteer readers wanted and volunteer helpers on our stand wanted. If the weather is nice its good fun, but if not its not. All authors should have a go at selling their wares and we usually find space for authors to have their own books on display/sale.

Author:  Roy [ Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:58 pm ]
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2014 Market

Meanwhile, the Orangery will be home to the Manchester Independent Book Market – Over the course of two days, the public will have the chance to sample some of the work from a variety of independent publishers selling high-quality fiction, poetry, novels, short stories, and magazines. There will also be live back-to-back performances and readings from poets, novelists and short fiction writers.

The dates are June 7/8 and who fancies a performance? Let me know if you want your 5 minutes. Let me know soon if you want me to publicize it at all.

Author:  Roy [ Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:56 pm ]
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Simon Kurt Unsworth said he would do a reading on the Sunday, June 8.

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