Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Mexico Book Association News

NMBA’s Impressive May 2009 Book Calendar Is Below, but first...
+ "Going Global" - Foreign Publication Rights Workshop
Three top experts on negotiating foreign rights contracts will tell you exactly how to move your book onto worldwide markets at our NMBA Professional Development Workshop all afternoon on Thursday, May 14. See details in the Calendar. Call or email Paula Lozar to save your seat! lozarpaula@cs.com
+ Southwest Book Design & Production Awards
This is new! Learn the criteria for entering your book in this exciting new NMBA awards competition at our Annual Gala and Membership Meeting June 12 at The Mission Cafe in Santa Fe. Several categories for your books and publications. Dorothy Massey of Collected Works is going to receive NMBA’s Book-in-Hand Honor, and you can expect other surprises as well. See below!
+ Networking Luncheon Friday, May 8
Same place (the Writers Room in Santa Fe). Same time (11:30am). But you’ll meet people in publishing and literature you may not have met before. If you had books at the New Mexico Library Association Conference, you’ll find your leftover stock on a shelf in the stairway. Please retrieve your titles when you come to the Networking Luncheon. Bring a friend and a brown bag. No charge!

May 1: DEADLINE! New Mexico Book Awards "earlybird" entries ($30 each title), 37 categories. Call Paul Rhetts, (505) 344-9382, info@nmbookcoop.com.
May 2: IWWG & Friends Luncheon. Mission Cafe, Santa Fe, 11:30am. Call Paula Lozar for to RSVP: (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com
May 8: NMBA Monthly Networking Luncheon, The Writers Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am, free! Bring your lunch; cookies, juice and thoughtful writing and publishing advice provided! Contact Paula, (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com.
May 8: NMBA Board Meeting at the Writers’ Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 1:30pm.
May 9: Spring Rare Book Sale at Garrett’s Desert Inn, Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, 9am to 4pm. Sponsored by the National New Deal Preservation Association, New Mexico chapter. Call Kathy, (505) 473-3985.
May 10: Wellness Journal Workshop with Becky Holtzman and Lisa Gill. Harwood Arts Center, Albuquerque, 1-4pm, $15. RSVP: becky@beckytomato.com
May 14: "Going Global: Negotiating Foreign Publication Rights" NMBA Professional Development Workshop, with Ellen Kleiner, Roger Rapoport and Richard Harris. The Writers Room, Santa Fe, 1-4pm, $15 NMBA members ($20 non-members). Contact Paula Lozar to secure your place: (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com
May 15: DEADLINE! NMBA Book Events Calendar for June. Send basic details (no attachments) to richard@oceantree.com or sunnielliott@msn.com.
May 23-25: Page One Books Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale. Fill a bag for only $20!
May 24-29 and May 30-June 4: Landscape of the Horse. Writing retreat in Wyoming. Page Lambert: page@pagelambert.com, (303) 842-7360.
May 26-28: IBPA Publishing University, Roosevelt Hotel, New York. Tuition for NMBA members as low as $545 if you register by May 10! Includes Ben Franklin Awards Banquet. IPBA-U immediately precedes BookExpo America. Bargain New York rooms available. See www.ibpa-online.org or call Teresa Fogarty, (310) 372-2732.
May 28-30: BookExpo America, Javits Center, New York. www.bookexpoamerica.com
May 29-30: Chama Book Fiesta. Jill Lane, (800) 532-8874.
May 30: Write and Illustrate Your Own Children’s Book. Page One Books, 2:30pm. RSVP: (505) 294-2026, randi@page1book.com

+ On the Horizon
June 1: DEADLINE! $10,000 Tony Hillerman Prize Competition for best first mystery set in the Southwest. Sponsored by St. Martin’s Press and WordHarvest. Go to www.wordharvest.com/novel_contest.php
June 12: New Mexico Book Association Annual Gala and Membership Meeting! Open to all members and their friends and families! The Mission Cafe, 239 E. DeVargas St. (across from the Oldest Church), Santa Fe. Book-in-Hand Honor, election, and Southwest Book Design Awards announcement. Lunch only $20! Contact Paula Lozar to RSVP: (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com
June 15: DEADLINE! National Book Awards entries. Awards in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature—and guarantee of a bestseller! You’ll send books directly to the judges by August 17. National Book Foundation, 95 Madison Ave, Suite 709, New York 10016, www.nationalbook.org
June 19: New Mexico Coalition for Literacy Annual Meeting, Nativo Lodge, Albuquerque, 8am-4pm. Nancy Pearl (Book Lust) keynote speaker! Contact Zara Raab, (505) 982-3997, (800) 233-7587.
June 30: DEADLINE! SouthWest Writers Quarterly Writing Competition. Cash prizes! See www.southwestwriters.com/swwcontest.php
Aug. 31 – Sept. 5: River Writing and Sculpting Adventure for Women with Roxanne Swetzell. Canyonlands National Park in Utah, $1550. Page Lambert, (303) 842-7360, page@pagelambert.com
September: "Writing in Our Uncertain Age: Will the Printed Page Survive?" Major for writers, publishers, Santa Fe. Contact Recursos/Southwest Literary Center, (505) 982-9301, or NMBA for updates!
Sept. 23-26: Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Trade Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Denver International Airport. Lisa Knudsen or Kyle Larson, (800) 752-0249, www.mountainsplains.org
Sept. 26: New Mexico Woman Authors Book Festival, Milner Plaza (Museum Hill), Santa Fe. John Stafford, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, john@museumfoundation.org.
October: Border Book Festival Book Show, Mesilla Plaza. www.borderbookfestival.org
Nov. 11-14: PubWest National Publishing Conference, Tucson. www.pubwest.org

+ Author Events and Readings
May 9: Deborah C. Slaney (Jewel of the Railroad Era: Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel), Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 3-4pm.
May 12: John O. Baxter (Cowboy Park), booklaunch at Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, www.garciastreetbooks.com.
May 13: An Evening of Lively Poetry with James McGrath, Joan Logghe, Rae Marie Taylor, at The Writers Room, Santa Fe, 7pm, free. (505) 982-9301.
May 14: Mario X. Martinez (Converso) and Isabelle Medina-Sandoval (Guardians of Hidden Tradition) a booklaunch concerning New Mexico’s Crypto-Jewish people. Sponsored by the Santa Fe Art Institute, Tipton Hall, College of Santa Fe, 6pm. See gaonbooks.blogspot.com.
May 16: Marta Weigle (Telling New Mexico: A New History), Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 3-4pm.
May 16: Antonio R. Garcez (New Mexico Ghost Stories), Page One Books, Albuquerque, 7pm.
May 17: Zelda Gatuskin (Time and Temperature), Acequia Booksellers, Albuquerque, 3pm. (505) 890-5365.
May 23: Ben Steinlage (Want to Go West Lady?), Page One Books, Albuquerque, 2pm.
May 26: Ellen Bass, poet (The Human Line), Bookworks, Albuquerque, 7pm. (505) 344-8139.
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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

1 comment:

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Connie, I love the news you post on your site. Thank you!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Author of The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward To Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success