Book Launch

On April 20, 2016, Shel Horowitz good friend of Amherst Area Publications will be honored at Odyssey Books in South Hadley, MA at 7 pm.  His new book, Guerilla Marketing to Heal the World, will be introduced and celebrated. The public is very welcome to attend.


Third Annual Publishing Fair June 13, 2015

We are excited to announce that our 2015 Publishing Fair will be at Amherst’s Jones Library, 43 Main Street, Amherst MA 01002, on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Save the date!

There will be two workshops included in the $10 admission:

10:30 am  How to Sell Your Self-Published Book to a Larger Publisher. Shel Horowitz, marketing consultant and award-winning author, will share some of his ethical marketing strategies.

1:00 pm Using the Jones Library for Researching Your Project. Cynthia Harbeson, Head of Special Collections at the Jones Library, will provide an overview of the wealth of local history, genealogy, and other unique resources available at the library.

Email us at for more information and to pre-register. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Thoughts about 2015

We, at Amherst Area Publications, are planning our third annual Amherst Area Publishing Fair. This event will take place in the late spring of 2015 rather than in the fall. The purpose of the fair is to encourage individuals and organizations to publish their works to preserve our local cultural history. We are also working to develop a network for people who want to publish and those who can help them do so. One does not have to go far to find professional editors, book shepherds, printers, artists, web designers, memoirists, agents or any other help one may need.

Amherst Area Publications is a charitable corporation dedicated to saving and sharing our area’s rich history. We are NOT a press in competition with others or a foundation providing grants for projects. We are simply a small group of people with professional experience who want to extend a helping hand where needed. Happy New Year from all of us!

Publishing Fair Update

Amherst’s Publishing Fair on September 28, 2013, was a rousing success. More than one hundred people attended. Many completed the exit survey to let us know that they felt it well worth attending. We all learned much, had fun, and made valuable connections to people of the area’s cultural community.

Many thanks to everyone who provided support for this highly successful networking event.

If you missed the authors fireside ..

If you missed the Authors Fireside and Wine Tasting event at the Amherst Farm Winery, you missed a good event. Attendees had fun talking and sipping. Some bought wine and some bought HARVESTING HISTORY books. Please watch this blog for upcoming events.