Friday, July 11, 2008

New Mexico Book Association News

Setting Up Your Own Imprint

> Ask questions, bring answers! Today (Friday) from 11:30am to 1:15pm at NMBA’s July Networking Luncheon we will explore how to avoid POD pitfalls by setting up your own imprint (publishing company name). Come to the Writers Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey in Santa Fe. Bring a bag lunch and a curious friend. It is free. We’ll have cookies and juice available (and perhaps a glass of wine). Need directions? Call (505) 231-1755.

> Amazon and Us: The NMBA Board will meet next Wednesday, July 16 at the Writers Room. We will consider joining in a group response to Amazon’s new policy for buying only those POD books produced by their own publishing arm. SPAN and other small press advocates are offering strong objections to Amazon’s bid to control this marketplace.

> Image Print: Jim Holefka announced recently that Batson Printing is now Image Print Group. Bring your requests for quotations to Jim at (734) 475-5785, or reach him at

> Lumen’s Award: ForeWord Magazine announced at BookExpo in Los Angeles that Ron Christ’s translation of Altimirano’s El Zarco: The Blue Eyed Bandit) won a Bronze Book of the Year Award for Translation. Lumen Books of Santa Fe published the book.

> NMBA Welcomes Bridgeworks (Lanny Goodman) to our growing membership. Bridgeworks of Albuquerque publishes books and manuals in business, women’s health and how-to. Visit

> Pick Up Show Books! Checks have been sent to all participants whose books found buyers at the New Mexico Library Association Conference and the Border Book Festival. Please pick up returned books at our office. If you are at today’s luncheon, you can retrieve them easily. Our office is next to the Writers Room.

Calendar Update!

July 11: NMBA Networking Luncheon, The Writer’s Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am, free. (505) 231-1755.

July 11-13: “Getting the Guts to Say It” with Cindy Bellinger, Narrative Arts Center weekend intensive. (505) 988-5185

July 12: Ellen Barone: “Turn Your Adventures Into Travel Writing” (the first of five WordHarvest one day writing workshops), Santa Fe, 9am-4pm. (505) 471-1565,

July 17: Valerie Plame Wilson, Fair Game, Page One Bookstore, Albuquerque, 7pm.

July 19: Lisa Fox and Richard Harris, Artisan Farming, booksigning at Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe, 9am-noon.

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 Writer’s Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am, free. (505) 231-1755.

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

Aug. 29: DEADLINE! Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Trade Show. NMBA will need a PDF of your page for the catalog, two copies of each title, and $60 for participation. 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. 17-20: 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, non-members $99 (includes Penny's book, Red Hot Internet Publicity, and lunch!). Reserve your spot now! Contact: Rob Spiegel (505) 275-2556, or Karen Villanueva (505) 764-8323,

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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

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at

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