Monday, June 8, 2009

New mexico Book CoOp

June 7, 2009
June Lunch Meeting -- Pitch Your Book
At the next lunch meeting of the NM Book Coop, everyone will have an opportunity to "pitch your book." Friday, June 26, 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 to reserve a seat.
Anyone attending will have an opportunity to pitch their book; participants will be given 2 minutes to make a presentation on selling or pitching their book. This is a practice session which will help everyone attending on making the sales pitch to book stores.
Bring 1 copy of your newest book and make a 2-minute pitch on what the book is about and why it might be a good book for a bookstore to have and sell. The group will then offer suggestions on helping the author make a better sales presentation to bookstores. All presentations will be timed so anyone making a presentation should know exactly what they want to say about their book.
Only Four Spaces Left For This Great Selling Event!
Lavender in the Village -- July 10-12
There are only a few spaces left for your books in the 2009 Lavender in The Village this July. The event is in the Village of Los Ranchos at the Barn off Rio Grande Blvd. Last year the event drew over 15,000 people. The best books for this show are cookbooks, children's books, novels, and history. There is a $10 fee per title (it goes up to $20 per title on April 15). More detailed information and application on all this event is available HERE! If you are interested in this event sign-up right away so you can get on the list.
This was a huge sell-out last year and it is expected to do the same again this year! Don't delay!
Final Deadline Approaches for New Mexico Book Awards
You have just a few weeks left to get your entries in for the 2009 awards program which will recognize the best books published in 2008 and 2009. The deadline for entries is July 1! For complete information on the awards program and how to enter go to NM BOOK AWARDS.
REMEMBER -- this is the only book awards program that recognizes the best books produced in New Mexico!
SPECIAL NOTE TO UNM PRESS AUTHORS: UNM Press does not and will not send in your books for the book awards. If you want your book(s) considered you will have to send it in. Remember, July 1 is the deadline.
Enter Your Material for New Book Project
Voices of New Mexico -- An Anthology for the Centennial Celebration of New Mexico
Entry deadline for inclusion in this new book is December 31. Theme is "Voices of New Mexico."
Essay submissions have to have some aspect of New Mexico, funny, history, biography, life in New Mexico, fiction, nonfiction. Suggestions: What was it like growing up in New Mexico? Why are New Mexicans/Santa Feans/Albuquerqueans different? Why are aliens so Roswell? A New Mexico character in New Mexico history. Why do we like green/red chile? Why were the Native Americans and Hispanics so important to New Mexico? Do you have a favorite family cuento? Do you have to get up early to enjoy the Balloon Fiesta, Indian or Spanish Markets? What part of living in New Mexico hasn’t been done to death? Entry Information ($10 fee per entry) is available HERE!
Meet the Author Benefit at Cathedral of St. John
Meet the Authors Benefit for Title I Outreach
June 27, 1:30PM
Cathedral of St. John, 318 Silver SW, Albuquerque, NM
Authors from the NM Book Coop are partnering with St. John’s Cathedral Outreach Ministry to present a Meet the Authors Benefit for Title I Outreach. The event will be on June 27 at 1:30PM in Kaseman Hall of St. John’s Cathedral, 318 Silver SW, Albuquerque, NM. Meet authors representing a variety of genres, learn why they write, purchase books, and help some of the thousands of Albuquerque school children helped by Title One.
Authors include:
David J. Corwell (fantasy)
Cynthia Davis (Biblical fiction & history)
Jill Lane (Oso Bear children’s books and bears)
Sabra Brown Steinsek (romance)
Lela Belle Wolfert (romance & poetry)
LPD Press (NM History and Santero books)
And Others...
Contact Cynthia Davis for more information
November 7 Book Fair in Rio Rancho
The Holiday Fair at the Rio Rancho Inn on Saturday, November 7, 10am to 4pm in the Ballroom, will be one of the first opportunities to sell books and crafts for the holidays. With an emphasis on New Mexico authors and crafts this fair will stand out as a home grown way to buy locally made and written presents.
The event is a benefit for ReadWest, a Rio Rancho literacy organization, celebrating their 20th anniversary. Michael McGarrity, Jill Lane, and Don Bullis will be featured and signing copies of their new books. Already signed up are: Reading New Mexico, LPD Press/Rio Grande Books, Enchantment Lane, Sabra Brown Stienseick, Jim Thompson, Peter Graham, Karen Walker, Cynthia Davis, and many more. Books and crafts will appeal to children and adults.
The night event at the Rio Rancho Inn features Anne Hillerman with her new book Flavors of Santa Fe and her father’s new book. Contact ReadWest at 505/892-1131 for more information and tickets.
To sign up for the Book Fair is $30 a table or $15 for half a table and forms are available online HERE!
To sign up for the Craft Fair in the same location is $35 a table and forms are available HERE. All sign ups are first come and there are limited spaces and the price goes up later in the summer.
One-Day Writers Workshops
WORDHARVEST Writers Workshops
Summer 2009
August 7 – Interactive Internet Marketing, with Ellen Barone
August 8 – Six Degrees of Separation, with Sandi Ault
(505) 471-1565
Book Awards
Mark David Gerson’s The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write was named a Silver Medalist in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, IPPY Award, in the "writing/publishing" category.
Paul Levitt's Come with Me to Babylon, publsised by UNM Press, received a Bronze Award in Historical Fiction in the Foreword Magazine Awards.
Upcoming Calendar
June 17-20 - Western Writers of America conference
June 26 - Coop lunch
June 27 - Meet the Author Benefit at Cathedral of St. John
July 1 - NM Book Awards deadline
July 11-13 - Lavender Festival
September 18 - Coop lunch
September 24-26 - Mountains & Plains Booksellers meeting
September 26 - Clear Light Book Market, Santa Fe
September 26 -- Women Authors Fair at Museum Hill, Santa Fe
October 23 - Coop lunch
October 24 - Clear Light Book Market, Santa Fe
November 7 -- Rio Rancho Book Fair
November 20 - NM Book Awards banquet
November 28 - Clear Light Book Market, Santa Fe
December 11 - Coop Holiday Party
December 12 - Clear Light Book Market, Santa Fe
December 31 - Voices Anthology deadline

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

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Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at

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