Hey, y’all!

That’s it! #AWPvirtualbookfair has come to a close. Thanks to everyone who participated. From publishers to book lovers it was amazing to see our community come together.

While I have no read on what, if any, kind of sales each press saw and whether it made any real impact on the costs incurred by presses who didn’t make it to AWP due to coronavirus concerns, I CAN say it was amazing to see how people responded and understood the needs we have as small presses and indie publishers.

For anyone interested in final numbers:

216 publishers and lit mags participated!

271 pages of books and deals!

Was it messy? Sure. Did it work? Who knows. All I know is I’m glad we tried, y’all. Thanks for trying this with me.


Trevor Ketner


Skull + Wind Press