Friday, March 12, 2010

New Mexico Book CoOp

March Meeting
Our next meeting will be Friday, March 19 at 12 noon at the Golden Corral in Albuquerque (3401 NM HWY 528; just west of Coors Blvd. and Alameda). Our guest will be Rex Barron, designer of book covers and illustrator. Book covers are one of the first ways books are sold and have to be eye catching and visually express what is in the book. NM Book Co-op member Ruthe Francis will also participate. Her experience as a bookseller of many years demonstrated what book sold because of a good cover and what books did not sell because of a bad cover design.
Rex Barron has illustrated seven children’s books, authored two children’s books, illustrated for the Albuquerque Alibi, Albuquerque Monthly Magazine, and is currently a cartoonist for New Mexico Breeze electronic newspaper. He illustrated The Big Bug Ball and Eggbert among many others. He worked for Putnam & Sons; Harcourt, Brace, & Jovanovich; McGraw Hill; Mac Millan; Hanna - Barbera; and illustrated the Claritin Calendar for Schering - Plough.
Please join us for this informative program.
ABQ School Libraries Display
Display copies from the ABQ Public School Library event can be picked up at the Co-op lunch meeting on March 19 or by special arrangement (must be made before March 19). Books not picked up by March 19 will be donated to local literacy programs.
NM Library Association Info Bags
If you signed up to have your fliers at the NM Library Assn meeting in Ruidoso you must get your fliers to Sabra no later than the March 19 book coop meeting or MAIL TO: Sabra Steinsiek, 3523 Santa Teresa NW, Albuquerque NM 87120
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. The information bags will be stuffed on March 19 after the regular Book Co-op lunch meeting.
Upcoming Calendar
March 19- Coop lunch - Book covers with Rex Barron and Ruthie Francis
April 7-9 - NM Library Assn meeting (must sign up by March 19)
April 23- Coop lunch - Ask Anything About Publishing -- Publishers Panel
May 28- Coop lunch - Author Tips for Success -- Author Panel
June 4-5 - 6th Annual Chama Book Fair
June 25- Coop lunch - (tenative) Twitter and Facebook
Stickers for Winners and Finalists
Stickers are available for anyone who is a winner or a finalist in the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards. You can order stickers (they come in rolls of 100 and cost $23 each which includes tax and shipping) on the website by CLICKING HERE.

2010 Book Awards Entries Underway!
The 2010 New Mexico Book Awards entry information and guidelines are available HERE -- The early deadline for entries is May1.

6th Annual Chama Book Fair
The 6th annual book fair in Chama will be on June 4 and 5 and will feature award-winning and best-selling author David Morrell. Sign-ups are going fast so don't delay. There are only about 30 slots available for the workshop and the book fair. CLICK HERE to get the registration form.

Voices of New Mexico Extended!
The entry deadline for the Voice of New Mexico anthology has been extended to March 30. Get your work published in this special Centennial project. CLICK HERE for information.
Book Store Manager Trainee
Follett Higher Education Group is looking for a Store Manager Trainee for the Albuquerque area. The raining session starts May 17, 2010. If you are interested contact Jessica Schranz at for further information on the job opening or to submit your application go to

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