Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Mexico Book CoOp News

March 10, 2009
March Lunch Meeting
At the next lunch meeting of the NM Book Coop, Sabra Steinsiek, of Reading New Mexico, Erin Adair-Hodges, Alibi (tentative confirmation), and Barbe Awalt, of Tradicion Revista magazine will be our guests to talk about book reviews and sell sheets. Friday, March 27, 11:30 a.m. Golden Corral Buffet, 3401 NW Hwy 528 (just west of the intersection of Coors and Alameda) Cost is $7.49 plus tax and tip. Call 505/344-9382 or email info@nmbookcoop.com to reserve a seat.
Space Available for Book Market -- Sign Up Now!
There are still spaces available for the March 21 Book Market at Clear Light Book Gallery in Santa Fe. This is organized cooperatively between Clear Light Books and the NM Book Co-op. There is a great write up on the book market in the Santa Fe New Mexican today. Check it out HERE!
Below is the schedule for these events. If you are interested in participating in any of these please contact me so we can put you on the list.
March 21 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (Literacy Volunteers and books)
April 25 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (environmental books)
June 20 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (2nd Street merchants)
September 26 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (cookbooks)
October 24 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (all books)
November 28 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (all books)
December 12 -- Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, Santa Fe (all books)
To sign up to participate email me at info@nmbookcoop.com. Make sure you include your name and which dates you are interested in.
If you have any suggestions for no-cost promotion and marketing of this great opportunity please let me know.
PrimeTime 50+ Expo
There are a few spaces left for the PrimeTime 50+ Expo -- but don't wait!
The NM Book Co-op will have a book booth at the PrimeTime 50+ Expo on March 21. We want books that would appeal to older audiences, self help, health, history. The cost to display books is $10 per title. To sign up CLICK HERE!
NM Library Association Book Booth
The New Mexico Library Association 2009 Convention will be held in Albuquerque (April 22-24) -- The Book Coop will have a book booth at the convention and you can display your books at the show. We are looking for new books that would appeal to libraries. The cost to display books is $10 per title. To sign up CLICK HERE!
In addition, we will be putting together information packets on books that may appeal to libraries. Sabra Brown Stienseck is coordinating this information -- these will include books that are in the booth for sale as well as others that are not on display. The cost to be included in the information packets is $3.00 plus you need to provide 200 copies of a flier on your book(s). You must deliver your fliers to Sabra at the March 27 meeting to be included.
Co-op Member on National TV
The Discovery Channel's new series-UNDERCOVER: Double Life will be featuring Tym Burkey and Dave Hall (authors of Into The Devil's Den, on March 24, 2009 Please check your local listings for the hour.
Dave Hall - Aryan Nation: After being arrested for his role in a drug deal, a former biker from Ohio decides to make a deal with the FBI, and learns there is a price to pay when you take on a role as an undercover informant.
Check the schedule HERE!
The Faces Of Co-opers In ABQ The Magazine
The March issue of Albuquerque The Magazine features 24 NM Book Co-op members who attended the NM Book Awards banquet. Included in the full page spread are: Anne Hillerman, David Morrell, Charles Wheeler, Daniel Zolinsky, Ruthe Francis, Richard Polese, Denise Chavez, Marla Diener, Faride Conway, Ann Beyke, Cindy Ortega, Melody Groves, Hal Simmons, Ina Simmons, Sherri Burr, Philip Gonzales, Goldie Garcia, Lisa Smith, Johnny Boggs, Marcie Shaw, Steve Shaw, Don Bullis, and Tym Burkey.
Special Workshop with Ruthe Francis
"Give Me a Book I Can Sell!" declares marketing and publicity expert Ruthie Francis. Ask her how at the NMBA Professional Development Workshop on March 19. The Writers Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 6:30-8:30pm, $15 members, $20 non-members. Contact Paula Lozar now: (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com
Calling All Women Authors in NM
The second New Mexico Women Authors’ Book Festival will be held Saturday, September 26, 2009 beginning at 11:00AM and closing at 5:00PM at Milner Plaza on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During the event 50-60 New Mexican women authors will be speaking about their work or their craft in seven different presentation pavilions. These pavilions are listed below with the number authors that will be chosen in each category:
Poetry – 11 Poets (there will also be a “Poetry Out Loud” reading session for additional poets)
Fiction – 10 Authors
Creative Arts – 10 Authors
History and Biography – 10 Authors
Health, Home and Family – 10 Authors
Children – 9 Authors
To apply contact John Stafford at john@museumfoundation.org and request an application.
New Mexico Library Foundation Donations Sought
The non-profit New Mexico Library Foundation (NMLF) supports libraries in New Mexico by allocating funds to libraries of all types and to non-profit organizations that directly benefit libraries. The NMLF is holding a couple of fund-raising events in April. One will be a raffle at the New Mexico Library Association (NMLA) annual conference being held in Albuquerque April 22-24, and the other will be a silent auction at a reception at the LOEX International Conference being held at the Hyatt in Albuquerque April 30. (LOEX is a professional organization for individuals in the world of library instruction and information literacy). Kathy Barco (NM Book Co-op member and vice-chair of the NMLF Board of Trustees) is asking Co-op members to donate signed copies of their books for these fund-raising events. The books will be on display for conference attendees to look at prior to the raffle and silent auction. Books can be passed along to Kathy at the March Co-op meeting (Friday, March 27, Golden Corral). For more information, or alternate methods of getting the books to Kathy, e-mail her at barcok@newmexico.com If you make a donation, please include your mailing address and the value of the book, and don’t forget to sign your book! Your name will appear in the list of Donors in an upcoming NMLF newsletter and you will receive a thank-you note detailing your donation.
Musing With Ruthe Francis
Our friend and colleague Ruthe Francis will share some of her thoughts in a regular column here in NM Book Co-op News. Here are some new thoughts and observations about books:
Larry McMurtry recently published a memoir on books entitled Books. (I just had to write that sentence.) For those of us who are interested in where used books end up, this is a tale of McMurtry's joyous journey in the art of scouting, buying, and selling books for the past half-century. He now has over 300,000 volumes in his business in Archer City, Texas. He also documents the changes that publishing has gone through, especially the rapidity of change during these past few years.
Book TV covers non-fiction authors on the week-ends on cspan. If you have acesss to this channel I highly recommend it for recently publlished books, author information, book panels, and articles about the book business. This past week-end they high-lighted Wonder Book used books in Maryland. The warehouse has over one million books that are sold through their website (wonderbook.com), Amazon and e-bay. They even sell used books by color: a shelf of yellow books anyone? Booktv.org lists each week-end's lineup.
Other Book News
More Borders Cuts: 742 Store Managers and Supervisors Nationwide
Borders is cutting "less than 3 percent" of their in-store workforce across the country, eliminating 679 jobs at their superstores, mostly by "reducing the number of manager and supervisor positions." They note that "no changes were made at the general manager level--the top position in each store--but in the majority of Borders locations, one or two other leadership positions, such as sales managers, inventory managers, training supervisors and merchandise supervisors, were eliminated as the company resets its superstore management structure to correspond to sales volume on a store-by-store basis." Similar changes to manager and supervision positions at Waldenbooks are eliminating another 63 positions. CEO Ron Marshall calls it "a necessary step as we streamline and focus our payroll investment on the sales floor" and "making sure that payroll investments align with the reality of sales."
Barnes & Noble Acquires Fictionwise
Barnes & Noble has acquired Chatham, N.J.-based e-book retailer Fictionwise Inc., which owns and operates Fictionwise.com and eReader.com, for $15.7 million in cash. Barnes & Noble said it plans to use Fictionwise as part of its overall digital strategy.
Ten Speed Press Acquired By Random House
Ten Speed Press, a Berkeley, Calif.-based independent publisher of nonfiction books, has been acquired by Random House Inc. The purchase was completed late last month and the terms of the agreement between the two companies.

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

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

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