Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Mexico Book Association News

NMBA Networking Luncheon this Friday, April 10:
Leap to POD Digital Printing with Don Leeper!

LEARN THE INSIDE STORY about quality book digital printing (and more), with Don Leeper, CEO of BookMobile, a major national digital press. It’s free for all NMBA members, at the Writers Room in Santa Fe, this Friday, April 10, 11:30 am. (Guests $5, which will help us take Don to lunch afterwards.) If low cost, short runs, and high quality spark your attention, you won’t want to miss this presentation. (Apologies to Don for the typo in his name that appeared in our April Events calendar – By any name, we’re assured that his presentation is one of the very best!) Contact: Paula Lozar for further information:
BRING YOUR BOOKS! Three to five copies of each title you’d like us to show and sell to New Mexico’s librarians at the NMLA Trade Show in Albuquerque (April 22-24). It’s a great deal: $10 for one title, $5 for additional titles and you keep the proceeds from sales we may make. If your book wasn’t in the 2008-09 New Mexico Showcase Catalog, bring along 50 copies of a flyer (an 8 X 10 page which includes a description of your book and ordering information complete with ISBN# and retail price) we can include in the Supplement. We’ll be gathering all materials right after this Friday’s luncheon. Contact: Richard Polese: or Jim Mafchir:
AND DON’T FORGET! Coming up on Saturday April 25 is our Professional Development Workshop with screenwriting authority Rick Reichman. "How to Write a Great Screenplay (or a Novel that Sells)" is a half day workshop of solid instruction. Reichman's book is a finalist for Foreword magazine's Best Books of the Year
"An effective film is built on a combination of venerable structure and modern methods that grabs an audience's attention from moment one and holds them through the very last frame," Rick says. "This is the system that made Star Wars, Million Dollar Baby, and Slumdog Millionaire such huge hits on screen, and it can be used to make one's prose piece one that is impossible for a reader to put down."
Rick Reichman's three-hour workshop will cover the seven elements of each scene, the differences between literary and dramatic protagonist and antagonist, and the three-act structure and its eight major turning points. Each of these elements provides a way to increase the tension in a story and keep the reader involved in the plot.
Learn more about the workshop at Friday’s luncheon. Contact: Paula Lozar for more information or to sign up:

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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