From the Publisher’s Desk: PW Star Watch

  You know those dreams about the industry, the magical ones about how we think publishing should work? Earlier this month–after a hectic summer–I went to New York City for a few days to attend the Publishers Weekly Star Watch party, since I am a 2017 honoree. Rosanne Parry, the bookseller and awesome middle-grade author, […]

Laura Stanfill in Publishers Weekly

Laura Stanfill, publisher of Forest Avenue Press, was recognized in today’s Publishers Weekly for helping to increase PubWest membership since attending her first conference a year ago. At last year’s PubWest conference, Laura Stanfill, founder of Forest Avenue Press was a first-time attendee. According to Watson, in the year that has elapsed since, Stanfill has brought many new […]

Go Away I’m Reading

Publisher Laura Stanfill talks shop–including what it was like to tour the Ingram warehouse, the founding of Forest Avenue, how she reads as a publisher, acquisitions insights (and secrets), and metadata–with Michelle and Isaac of Go Away I’m Reading. This hour-long podcast is as close as one comes to sitting down and having coffee with […]

PubWest Board of Directors

Laura Stanfill, publisher of Forest Avenue Press, has been elected to the PubWest Board of directors. She attended her first PubWest conference in Santa Fe in February. “I continue to be amazed at how the relationships formed in Santa Fe earlier this year have added an extra, joy-filled spark—not to mention knowledge and other resources—to […]

Read all about it in Entropy Magazine!

Entropy Magazine interviewed Publisher Laura Stanfill for its Small Press Database series. Forest Avenue is interview #102 of this thoughtful project that is an intensely useful resource for authors and readers. Here’s a taste: We feel very strongly about publishing debut novels, especially because we have the ability to get them into independent bookstores across the […]