Monday, October 12, 2009

New Mexicvo Book CoOp News

October 12, 2009
WEB Marketing for Authors
The New Mexico Book Co-op will feature Web marketing for authors at its October 23 lunch meeting. Jan Zimmermann, author of Web Marketing for Dummies, will be our speaker. The meeting begins at 11:30 and is open to anyone interested in books. The meeting will be held at the Golden Corral at 3401 Hwy 528 (just west of the intersection of Coors Blvd and Alameda Blvd). The meeting is free and the buffet lunch costs about $8 plus tax and tip.
Everyone who is interested in books in New Mexico is welcome (and encouraged) to attend this event!
Email or call 505/344-9382 for reserve a seat at the lunch.

Honoring the Best in NM Books
Join us at the 3rd annual New Mexico Book Awards banquet on Friday, November 20 at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Albuquerque in honoring the best books of 2008 and 2009. The winners in over 30 categories will be announced at the dinner.
To get tickets for the banquet CLICK HERE!
Finalists may order stickers for their books HERE!
The entire list of finalists is available by clicking on the image at the right or by clicking HERE!
In addition to the winners in the 33 categories, the New Mexico Book Co-op will honor four people who have made special contributions to books in New Mexico:
Michael McGarrity
Joe Sando
Howard Bryan
Joe Wesbrook
Everyone who is interested in books in New Mexico is welcome (and encouraged) to attend this gala event!
Holiday Book Buying -- Stressing Local Books
The Holiday Fair at the Rio Rancho Inn on Saturday, November 7, 10am to 4pm in the Ballroom, is sold out, but it will be the perfect place to shop locally this year!!! Over 100 local authors are signed up tio participate. Mark your calendar and come by and shop for local books by local authors..
This is the largest book selling event of the year!
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!

New Co-op Book Catalog is Coming!
The New Mexico Book Co-op will be announcing a new book catalog project in a few weeks. The catalog last year was extremely successful and we are going to do it again. Last year we mailed out a 48-page catalog to every bookseller and library in the region. We will announce the process for everyone to be involved in this year's catalog in the email newsletter. When you get the info do not delay. We expect that it will sell out in very short order.
Santa Fe Book Market
The Santa Fe Book Market will be starting up again this month. The event is on Saturday, October 24 at Clear Light Books at 823 Don Diego in Santa Fe. It will run from 10am to 3pm. All authors are welcome.
As of this email the following have signed up to participate:
Mark David Gerson
Craig Smith
Viola White
LPD Press
Elaine Pinkerton Coleman
Dolores Pong
Sandy Benson
Jack Hudson
Margaret Nava
Anyone who is interested in signing up should contact Paul Rhetts at or Harmon Houghton at

Upcoming Calendar
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 21 - Clear Light Book Market, Santa Fe
December 11 - Coop Holiday Party
December 12 - Clear Light Book Market, Santa Fe
December 31 - Voices Anthology deadline

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