Wednesday, April 1, 2009

NM Book CoOP news

Experts Neeper and Reichman Inform NMBA in April!

• N.M. Library Trade Show Deadline extended! You have until Friday, April 10 to participate with us at the NMLA Trade Show! Bring or send 3 to 5 copies of your book, $10 check, and 50 flyers to our Networking Luncheon April 10. Over 400 librarians will see what you have to offer their patrons at NMBA’s prominent display and sales table at the 2009 NMLA Conference in Albuquerque April 22-24. (See April 10 and April 22-24 below!) Contact Richard at (505) 231-1755,
• First-hand Advice on POD, Digital printing, and e-book options! Yours for free on Friday, April 10. Don Neeper, CEO of BookMobile, a major producer of electronic books, will speak at our NMBA Networking Luncheon at the Writers Room in Santa Fe, 11:30pm. It’s free to NMBA members (see April 10 entry below!)
• Rick Reichman: Turn your novel into an award-winning screenplay! NMBA Professional Development Workshop: "Not Just for Screenwriters: 20 Things You Must Know to Write a Great Screenplay" (or shape that novel!) on Saturday, April 25 (see April 25 entry in the Book Events Calendar below!)


April 3-4: 18th Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair. UNM Conference Center, 1634 University Blvd (north of Indian School Road), Friday: 5-9pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm. Admission: $6 for both days, $2 Saturday only. Alan Shalette, (505) 291-9653,
April 4: IWWG & Friends Luncheon. Santa Fe, 11:30am. Call Paula Lozar for location: (505) 473-3479,
April 4: Poetry at Paul White’s. Call (505) 988-1082 for directions to the Chupadero Valley.
April 4: SOMOS Book Sale, Taos. All books and CDs from 25 cents to $1. (575) 758-0081.
April 4: Wildlife Education Program, Page One Bookstore, Albuquerque,
April 4: Noreen Norris-Scofield (Caught Heart) and Michael Scofield (Making Crazy), Collected Works, Santa Fe, 4-5pm.
April 10: "How Digital Printing and e-books Affect Our Future" with BookMobile President Don Leeper, at NMBA’s Monthly Networking Luncheon, The Writers Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how new technologies can truly benefit you! Free for NMBA members; $5 guests. Contact Paula, (505) 473-3479,
April 10: Frank Wisner (How the World Makes Love), Garcia Street Nooks, Santa Fe, booksigning 5-6pm.
April 15: DEADLINE: NMBA Book Events Calendar for May/June Libro. Include basic details (no attachments, please). Email to or or or send to NMBA, PO Box 1285, Santa Fe 87504.
April 15: DEADLINE Green Book Festival Competition. 22 categories, $1500 top prize and transportation to L.A. on Earth Day (April 22). JM Norton Media LLC,
April 17-18: Handsprings ’09 Conference, presented by New Mexico Chapter of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, UNM Continuing Education Conference Center, 1634 University N.E., Albuquerque. $130 for nonmembers of SCBWI ($120 for members) if received by April 11. Registration after April 11 is $150. The Friday party is $20. For more information email conference coordinator: handsprings@scbwi-nm
April 17: Fraser Goff (Valles Caldera: A Geologic History), booksigning at Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 5pm.
April 19: "Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times," talk by Amy Goodman, national radio news broadcaster at the Border Book Festival, 11:30am, Mesilla Community Center, $7.

April 22-24: New Mexico Library Association Annual Conference and Trade Show, Albuquerque Convention Center. NMBA will be there to present your books to the state’s librarians! Cost: $10 per title. Contact Richard Polese now: (505) 231-1755
April 25: "Not Just for Screenwriters: 20 Things You Must Know to Write a Great Screenplay" (or shape that novel!). NMBA Professional Development Workshop by award-winning screenplay author Rick Reichman. "Learn to use film techniques to write your novel or short story." Reichman's three-hour workshop will cover the seven elements of each scene, the differences between literary and dramatic protagonist and antagonist, the hero's journey, and the three-act structure and its eight major turning points. Each of these elements provides a way to increase the tension in your story and keep the reader involved in the plot. The Writers Room, Santa Fe, 1-4pm, NMBA members $35 (non-members $45). Call Paula Lozar, (505) 473-3479,
April 25: Book Fiesta at Clear Light Book Gallery, 851 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, noon to 4pm. Environmental titles will be featured. Open to publishers and author at no cost and 75% return on sales. Future Fiesta Saturdays: June 20, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Dec. 12. Contact Paul at
April 25: DEADLINE! San Francisco Book Festival entries. Call JM Northern Media for details on this and several other "festival" book awards programs (DIY Book Festival, Hollywood Book Festival, Green Festival, etc.): (323) 665-8080.
April 30: Wordspace Poetry Series with Larry Goodall, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale, Albuquerque, $5. Contact:

+ On the Horizon
May 1: DEADLINE! New Mexico Book Awards "earlybird" entries ($30 each title), 37 categories. Call Paul, (505) 344-9382,
May 8: NMBA Networking Luncheon, Writers Room, Santa Fe, 11:30am.
May 14: "Foreign Rights" NMBA Professional Development Workshop with experts Roger Rapoport and Ellen Kleiner, The Writers Room, Santa Fe, 6:30-8:30pm Contact Paula Lozar, (505) 473-3479,
May 15-17: Lifelines: A Weekend Writing Retreat with Lisa Dale Norton, Round Top (near Austin), TX. $395 includes lodging and meals. See
May 23: SWW Screenwriting Confidential: A Workshop, full day with Rick Reichman, New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank Ave. N.E., 9am - 4:30pm. $75 for SWW members, $95 for non-members, includes lunch. Call SWW at (505) 265-9485 or visit:
May 24-29 and May 30-June 4: Literature and Landscape of the Horse Retreat. Vee Bar Guest Ranch, Laramie, WY. Details: May 26-28: IBPA Publishing University, Roosevelt Hotel, New York. Tuition for NMBA members as low as $545, including Ben Franklin Awards Banquet! IPBA-U immediately precedes BookExpo America. See
May 28-30: BookExpo America, Jacob Javits Center, New York.
May 29-30: Chama Book Fiesta "Fiesta del Libro," with Ana Baca, Charlie Carillo, Nasario Garcia, Demetria Martinez, and Robert Torrez. $55 for additional participating authors, special lodging rates, Call Jill Lane (800) 532-8874 to reserve your space!
October: Border Book Festival Book Show, Mesilla Plaza.
Nov. 11-14: PubWest National Publishing Conference, Tucson, AZ.
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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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