Monday, July 28, 2008

Mountains & Plains Booksellers Show

Mountains & Plains Booksellers Show:

Must Reserve Your Space Now!

Your best opportunity to show your titles to independent bookstore owners from throughout the region is unquestionably the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Trade Show.
Mountains & Plains Booksellers Show
It’s one of the most active in the country and takes place this September 19-20 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs. But space filling fast and we need to hear from you now if you’re going to have a chance to be in the show and catalog. Space is very limited!

NMBA has invited the New Mexico Book Coop to join us there. Our joint booth will be bannered "New Mexico Authors and Publishers Showcase." Here’s how you get in:

First, email me now ( ) to tell NMBA you want to be in the show. Next, send in your participation fee: It’s just $60 for a single book. And $20 for each additional title shown. Your check to NMBA, PO Box 1285, Santa Fe 87504, secures your reservation. The fee includes your 8.5"x11" page in the catalog.

By August 22 we need to have two copies of your book and a PDF of your page for the special New Mexico Authors and Publishers Catalog that we’re planning just for this show. (We can also scan from your printed page if necessary).

Yes, there will be opportunity for author appearances -- we encourage them!

Contact Richard Polese (505) 231-1755, or Jim Mafchir, (505) 988-7214 if you have any further questions. Last year’s MPIBA was a strong success, with much bookseller interest in New Mexico’s literary offerings!

A Few News Bits!

>> First NMBA Publishers and Authors Round Table Happy Hour! Thursday, August 14 at 5:30pm at Santa Fe Bar and Grill in DeVargas Mall will be the debut of this new NMBA offering for our members. The NMBA board created this as an informal social gathering of literary spirits (pardon the pun!). Come, relax, and imbibe if you’d like, enjoy the company and the conversation!

>> Next Networking Luncheon is Friday, August 8 from 11:30am to 1:15pm at the Writers Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey in Santa Fe. We’ll explore dealing with holiday season sales or continue our discussion how to set up your own publishing imprint. Juice and cookies provided, but please bring your own lunch--and bring a friend. It’s free. (Need directions? Call 505.231-1755.)

>> NMBA Welcomes Linda Whittenberg to our growing membership of book professionals. Linda is a published poet who lives in Santa Fe.

>> Translation Grant: Lumen Books has received a $22,000 grant from the Spanish Ministry of Culture to support the translation into English of two works: Juan Goytisolo's Campos de Nijár, translated by Peter Bush, and Álvaro Pombo's Contra Natura, translated by Ronald Christ.

Calendar Update!

July 21-25: "Writing Women’s Lives," Southwest Literary Center writers conference, Hotel St. Francis, Santa Fe, $575 for all five days. (505) 982-9301,

July 24: Ana Mariella Bacigalupo, Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power and Healing Among Chilean Mapuche, booksigning at Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 5-6pm. (505) 986-0151. Visit for more in-store events!

Aug. 8: NMBA Networking Luncheon: "Preparing for Holiday Selling," The Writers Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am, free. (505) 231-1755.

Aug. 9: Lisa Dale Norton: Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir (St. Martin's Press), workshop and booksigning, Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, 3-4 p.m., free! Information: (505) 986-0151, or

Aug. 9: Frank Murphy: The Spirit of Tea, booksigning at Tattered Cover, Denver, 2pm. (505) 982-0874 for details.

Aug. 22: DEADLINE! Books and PDF file for our New Mexico Authors & Publishers Showcase at the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Trade Show. We need a PDF of your page for the catalog and two copies of each title by this date! Contact Jim Mafchir,, (505) 988-7214.

Sept. 9: Dan Poynter Professional Development Workshop: "Guerrilla Marketing for Small Presses and Self-Published Authors," sponsored by NMBA & SouthWest Writers, New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank N.E., Albuquerque, $25 for NMBA and SWW members, $35 non-members. Contact Rob Spiegel in Albuquerque (505) 275-2556, or Jim Mafchir in Santa Fe (505) 988-7214,

Sept. 19-20: Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association Trade Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Sept. 27: First New Mexico Women Authors Book Festival, Milner Plaza (Museum Hill), Santa Fe. Contact John Stafford at Museum of New Mexico Foundation,

Oct. 18: Penny Sansevieri Professional Workshop: "Red Hot Internet Marketing for Authors & Publishers," sponsored by NMBA and SouthWest Writers, New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank N.E., Albuquerque, 9am–4:30pm. NMBA and SWW members $79 (includes Penny's book, Red Hot Internet Publicity, and lunch!). Reserve your spot now! Rob Spiegel (505) 275-2556, or Karen Villanueva (505) 764-8323,

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