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Silent Second Launch & L.A. Times Press Roundup!

What a week we've had! We officially launched The Silent Second at Vroman's on Monday, 8/21, and it was packed! Everyone enjoyed author Adam Walker Phillip's hilarious Powerpoint, and fellow PPB author Naomi Hirahara was there to ask him some…

To Hell with LaLa Land—L.A. Is Book Land

Enough with the clichés about L.A. being only about movies, TV, and juice cleanses. We're here to report that our city's small-press scene has been exploding. Check out Eagle Rock–based Unnamed Press, which is rocketing to success with…
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L.A. Mexicano: A Celebration of Food and Culture

Bringing delicious food and fun to every event! We recently launched the title L.A. Mexicano, author Bill Esparza's very own love letter to Mexican cuisine and culinary community in Los Angeles. The book, a cross between a cookbook and…
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Prospect Park Books at ALA Chicago!

  Prospect Park's ALA Debut!  We're headed to Chicago this weekend for the world's #1 library trade show—The American Library Association's Annual Conference & Exhibition! There's going to be tons of booth, exhibitors, speaking…
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Life is a Narrow Bridge

Hear the music that made our book launch such a hit! If you'll recall, earlier this year we launched the debut fiction novel by J.J. Gesher, titled A Narrow Bridge, at the fabulous Chevalier's Books in Larchmont. It was an incredible event,…
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Prospect Park Books at LitFest Pasadena!

It's finally here! Pasadena's own Literary Festival is right around the corner, and Prospect Park Books is thrilled to have our authors speaking at three different panels this year! Panels are spread all throughout Pasadena, so be sure to check…

Prospect Park Books at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

It's that time of year...  Spring is in the air, and books are on our mind! One of the biggest book festivals in the world (and the largest in the United States!) is right around the corner, and many of PPB's authors will be in attendance—both…
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Welcome to A Narrow Bridge

J.J. Gesher's Debut Release Over the last couple of weeks, Joyce Gittlin and Janet Fattal have faced large and enthusiastic crowds to celebrate the publication of their debut novel, A Narrow Bridge. Released under their collaborative pen…

Malcolm Margolin: Publishing Hero of the Week

Because it's Prospect Park's tenth anniversary, I've been thinking a lot about how I got here, and how my co-workers, authors, and I have navigated the many, many obstacles that make book publishing one of the most challenging businesses out…

10 Lessons From 10 Years of Running a Small Press

When I first began Prospect Park Books ten years ago, not for a minute did I imagine it would still be in business today, let alone have grown from a regional guidebook publisher into a national house focusing on fiction, cookbooks, and gift…