Thursday, March 6, 2008

New Mexico Book CoOp News

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 mothers, women, and poetry. If you have a book that fits in any of these categories and that has been published in the last 12 months (since January 2007) 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, March 11, 2008. Send all submissions by email only to

Amador Publishers is having a Mother’s Day Book Bash and everyone is welcome. Sunday May 11, 2008, 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Art is... OK & Company Gallery & Sculpture Plaza
3301 Menaul Blvd. N.E., Suite 28, Albuquerque
Celebrating the reprint of MORE GIFTS FROM A SOUTHWEST KITCHEN by Adela Amador, illustrated by Claiborne O'Connor
more info: Come meet Adela Amador and artist Claiborne (a.k.a. "Mike") O'Connor. Bring Mom! Taste pies and other treats from Adela's collection of family recipes!

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; reservations after April 15 are $99 each. That cost includes: Registration and Welcome Gift, Welcome Reception Tea, a special Friday evening event, 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. Application forms are available at

The New Mexico Book Co-op and the New Mexico Book Association have teamed together to sponsor the Mother’s Day Book Fair at The Village in Eldorado, on the east side of Santa Fe on Saturday, May 10 from 10am to 3pm. The Mother’s Day Book Fair will feature authors and publishers from all across New Mexico. The book fair will be held indoors in The Village at Eldorado (there are two buildings of shops) on Caliente Road and Avenida Vista Grande across from the supermarket just off U.S. 285. Participants can provide their own tables and chairs or they can be provided by the fair sponsors. In addition to the Book Fair, there will be a Growers Market and music and entertainment outdoors. The Vista Grande Public Library will be involved in the promotion for the event. The fee to participate in this book fair is $10 if you provide you own table (6-foot max.) and chairs; it is $20 if you want the sponsors to provide the table (6-foot) and two chairs. There are also a few tables that are smaller and they are available at $15 for a 40-inch round table (with 1 chair) or $10 for a 1-foot x 2-foot table (with 1 chair); these smaller tables are perfect to display one or two books. If you provide your own 6-foot table or get one from the fair sponsors you may share with one other author/publisher. Space will be assigned for tables in advance based on when you submit your reservation. All monies generated from the fees will be used to promote the book fair. Application forms are available 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
Paul Rhetts
LPD Press & Rio Grande Books
925 Salamanca NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107
FAX 505/345-5129

Connie Gotsch Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available

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