These come from a forum member who was the exclusive representative of BSP to the book trade in the mid-Atlantic (New York City to Washington, DC) territory. Maybe you'll find some of these interesting.
Yeah, I'm going by what Mr. Whitaker told me. Maybe they got NYC after proving their worth everywhere around it. Who knows. 30 years is a long time.If you read the first letter, mjp, John Martin specifically excluded NYC from this seller's territory.
Probably about 10 minutes. ;)From May 1st 2002 I wonder how long it took JM to decide to close BSP?
[...] I was surprised to read him claim that as one of the deciding factors.
As he said, he was 71 years old, Bukowski was long dead, where to go? I know he published hundreds of writers, but no Bukowski = no BSP, period. Closing up shop was inevitable. He must have felt like he won the lottery when the interest came from HarperCollins.
Well now that's interesting. I wonder why would Martin want to prevent Capra form growing. Did you distribute Paget Press books? They also has a tie-in to BSP...The Noel Young letter of JM re Noel's Capra Press and our representation thereof referred to in the NM archives, http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU/nmu1#mss313bc/, of BSP correspondence is a surprise as I have the original sent to me by JM in confidence. At the time JM was concerned about a dissolution of our efforts if we took on Capra Press and most politely asked us to decline representation.