Literary Salon: Peter Goodman

LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON:  Peter Goodman, Stone Bridge Press, President and Publisher



Peter Goodman

Monday, October 4, 2010 || 7pm

Book Passage || Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera ||

What’s new and exciting in the book biz? The advent of the internet, Amazon, e-books, social networking and more has certainly thrown the book industry into a state of flux. Where is it going? What do we do? No need to stagger about aimlessly. Join Stone Bridge Press president and publisher Peter Goodman as he talks about “How Not to Be a Publishing Zombie.”

Peter Goodman is a graduate of Cornell University and lived in Tokyo for ten years, where he worked as an editor for English-language publishers Charles E. Tuttle and Kodansha International before returning to the United States in 1985. He has served as in-house editor, ghost writer, translator, and project manager on nearly 200 Japan- and Asia-related titles. Peter established Stone Bridge in 1989 and in 2005 sold it to Yohan, Inc. of Japan, and then reacquired the company in December 2009. He is past president of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (formerly MSPA).

Peter is the publisher of Linda Watanabe McFerrin’s popular new novel, Dead Love, a story about Japan and zombies.