Monday, February 8, 2010

New Mexico Book Association News

Book Networking Luncheon, Friday, February 12th
NMBA's Book Networking Luncheon is Friday, February 12, at the NMBA Book Forum! Same time and place: 11:15 am at 826 Camino del Monte Rey (between St. Francis and Pacheco) in Santa Fe. Cookies and juices provided, but bring a bag lunch. No charge (but contributions to the "Cookie Kitty" are welcomed. Bring and share your topics of interest and concern for the challenges of 2010! NMBA's monthly Board Meeting will follow at 1:15 pm. It's an open meeting to all members.
>Send Libro News Items to Mary Neighbour! Libro (as loyal NMBA members have known for 15 years) covers news of your achievements and plans in the world of books. Please send items directly to Mary E. Neighbour, Libro's new editor! Mary's email is You may also contact Mary by phone, (505) 474-6309. Deadline for the March-April issue is February 17, but don't put off what you can share with her today! Go to and use the handy Submission Form to post latest events, booksignings and readings. And remember, our staff is here to serve you!
>Ten Days Left to Enter an exciting new contest for "Books for Better Living"
If you write or publish books that enhance or improve peoples' lives, this book awards contest is for you. The Living Now Awards were created to bring increased attention to books intended for readers who seek healthier, more spiritual and productive lifestyles. Gold, silver and bronze medallions will be presented in 30 categories at a gala event held during BookExpo America in New York on May 25th, 2010.
Entry fee is $90 per category and the final entry deadline is February 14, 2010. Enter online by midnight Feb. 14 and send books later, or postmark your mail-in entry by February 13th. To view a complete list of categories click HERE. To print out the Living Now Awards guidelines and entry form click HERE. Enter your books at a secure online entry site HERE. To learn more visit:
Reminder: Deadline Extented for The Southwest Book Design & Production Awards:
Attention all publishers, book designers and producers, editors, and authors: your entries may now be submitted until March 19, 2010 to be considered for the Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence! Choose your best-looking books published in 2008 and 2009 and send them to us now; you don’t need to be an NMBA member to qualify! All details and the entry form are on the website. Contact Jim Mafchir with questions: (505) 988-7214,
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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!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at and, and through your local book store. Winner 2010 Mom’s Choice Award Finalist 2009 New Mexico Book Awards

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