Monday, February 11, 2008

NM Book CoOp News on Write On Four Corners Blog KSJE Farmington NM

Space is still available to participate in the Meet the Author Book Fair.
The NM Book Co-op is working with the Holy Ghost School in Albuquerque to organize a Meet the Author Book Fair event on Sat. March 8 from 10-5pm in celebration of the opening of the their new school library. About 30 authors have signed up and there is space for a few more if you hurry. There will be live entertainment and ethnic food available. The event is free to the public. Authors and publishers can sell books and have book signings. In addition, opportunities exist for book talks and book readings. The cost is $20 for each table. To sign up and to get more information go to

The Albuquerque Alibi and New Mexico PrimeTime are running a series of columns featuring new local books.
They are looking for new books published in the last 12 months on political, current events, and reference books. If you have a book that fits in any of these categories and that has been published in the last 12 months (since December 2006) please send us a cover image (300 dpi jpeg, 5x6 inches), title, author name, publisher, hard or softcover, price, and a max 50-word description of the book — any entries for books outside the required pub date, with a description over 50 words, or with cover images not as 300 dpi jpegs (5x6) will not be considered for inclusion. Please indicate which category (above) your book is in. The book listings have a maximum of 5 books, so the first five books that fit the listing themes will be accepted. Books for consideration must be received no later than Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. Send all submissions by email only to

The next Co-op meeting will be February 22 and will feature local libraries and book acquisition programs. The meeting begins at 11:30 and will be at the HomeTown Buffet at 9261 Coors Blvd in Albuquerque. Cost is $8.29 plus tax and tip. Email to reserve a seat at the meeting.

The 2008 New Mexico Book Awards have been announced and there has been a ground-swell of support for this year’s program. There have already been 8 entries for the 2008 awards and the deadline is still 4-1/2 months away. And even more gratifying, there are twenty-three sponsors this year for the awards categories. The sponsors this year are Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System and the Friends of the Albuquerque Public Library, Around 505 Magazine, Camera Arts Magazine, Hastings-Juan Tabo, Hastings-Wyoming, Ironic Horse Studios, Land of Enchantment Romance Authors, New Mexico Book Association, New Mexico Kids Magazine, New Mexico State Library, PageOne Books, Pen New Mexico, Portales Public Library, ReadWest, Rio Rancho Public Library, Santa Fe Public Library, SouthWest Writers, Sunbelt Shows/Fiery Foods, and WordHarvest Writers Workshop. Check out our sponsors at

Last year, Lavender in the Village brought thousands of people to the Village of Los Ranchos. It was a two day event and because it was such a great opportunity last year for book and authors, the New Mexico Book Co-op is opening the event up to authors from the village. This year’s Lavender festival is set for July 11- 13. LPD Press and the New Mexico Book Co-op, both located in Los Ranchos, are organizing a couple of booths that will cater to local authors who want to sell their books. There are also spaces for signings. Join in the fun and be a part of the largest activity in the Village. We want books that appeal to kids, adults, cookbooks, histories, novels, and of course lavender books! But keep the books family friendly. If you have any questions call 344-9382. The opportunity is first-come, first-served. Authors who live in the Village of Los Ranchos will have a chance to sign up first. Local authors will be the first to sign up but they must sign up before April 1, 2008. To sign up email

The Chama Book Fair will be Saturday, June 7th at Cookin' Books from 10 AM to 3 PM. The keynote author this year is John Nichols, author of Milagro Bean Field War among other books. His sidekick author will be Taylor Streit, fly fishing guide and author of several fishing books. The author's seminar will take place from Friday, June 6th to Sunday June 8th. It will continue to be available to all authors at a cost of $75. That cost includes: Registration and Welcome Gift, Welcome Reception Tea, a Friday evening event (tbd), a shared table(with one other author) at the Book Fair, 100% retention of all sales at the Book Fair, ticket to the Author's Seminar, which will be presented by John Nichols, and one ticket to the EHL Chuckwagon Suppershow. Guests are welcome to the Chuckwagon for an additional fee. There will be various lodging options available in Chama as well, with discounted author rates. Taylor Streit will also be offering at a cost a fly fishing class on the Rio Chama on Sunday morning, which is an optional event. Of course there are many other optional activities available as well, like the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, horseback riding etc. --all available in the area either pre or post the Seminar. For more information, anyone can contact Jill Lane at 505 220-4933 or via e-mail at jill.lane@jillevents.

Paul Rhetts
LPD Press & Rio Grande Books
925 Salamanca NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107
FAX 505/345-5129

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