Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Mexico Book Association News

NMBA FlashNews: Non-Traditional Publishing Thursday!

• Feb. 19: "Non-Traditional Publishing," NMBA Professional Development Workshop.
• Feb. 26: NMBA Round Table Happy Hour, Santa Fe.
• March 19: "Give Me a Book I Can Sell" (Ruth Francis Shares All about Book Marketing and Publicity), NMBA Professional Development Workshop.
• April 10: "How Digital Printing and ebooks Affect Our Future," Professional Development Luncheon, Santa Fe.
• April 25: "Not Just for Screenwriters" with Rick Reichman, Professional Development Workshop.
• April 22-24: New Mexico Library Association Trade Show, Albuquerque.

How to attend NMBA’s Professional Development Workshops: All take place at the Writer’s Room, upstairs at 826 Camino del Monte Rey in Santa Fe. This Thursday’s great session all about "Non-Traditional Publishing" features Richard Harris, Paul Rhetts and Jim Mafchir, a trio of the best-informed experts in the state. Space is filling fast, but you still might get in. Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Cost is just $25 for NMBA members, $35 non-members. Call Paula Lozar to tell her you will be there, please. Pay at the door. Reach Paula at (505) 473-3479, or email lozarpaula@cs.com for information and reservations for all our Professional Development programs.

Here’s more details!

1. "Give Me a Book I Can Sell" NMBA Professional Development Workshop with Ruthie Francis will take place Thursday evening, March 19 (6:30-8:30 pm, $25 and $35). Again, it’s at the congenial Writers Room in Santa Fe. Again please call Paula Lozar for reservations.

2. BookMobile President Don Leeper speaks on "How Digital Printing and ebooks Affect Our Future" at our NMBA Networking Luncheon on Friday, April 10. It’s free to NMBA members, $5 for guests. 11:30am to 1pm at The Writers Room, Santa Fe. (BookMobile is one of the most highly-regarded digital printers in the U.S. Don will share all the ins and outs during this much lauded 40-minute presentation.

3. "Writing a Great Screenplay (or Novel)" with award winning scriptwriter Rick Reichman (NMBA Professional Development Workshop) takes place Thursday, April 25 at the Writers Room (6:30-8:30pm). Again, please call or email Paula Lozar to reserve your place!

4. New Mexico Library Association Convention and Book Show. NMBA’s table will feature your books at NMLA in Albuquerque April 22-24. If you took part in our IBPA or earlier shows in 2008, the cost to display and sell your book is only $10. If you did not, you get in for just $15. We can use 40 copies of a flyer about a new or unlisted book to insert as a supplement in our 2008-2009 New Mexico Publishers & Authors Showcase Catalog, if it’s not in there already. Additional titles: $10. For details, contact Richard Polese, (505) 231-1755 or richard@oceantree.com.

Lynn Thompson Baca, co-publisher at SAR Press is our new NMBA At Large Board member. She will serve with us for the next six months.

Congratulations to Victor di Suvero and Pennywhistle Press for March 2 being designated "We Came to Santa Fe Day" by Proclamation of Mayor David Coss. We understand this is the first time a book alone has been honored with a City of Santa Fe proclamation. The booklaunch takes place the same day at Museo Cultural in Santa Fe.

Border Book Festival will not hold its customary outdoor book sale this spring, according to Denise Chavez. However, we can look forward to a BBF book trade show on Mesilla Plaza come October, marking the fifteenth anniversary of the popular festival. Stay tuned!
Visit www.nmbook.org for more news of book events in New Mexico!

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com
Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

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