A big thank you to all the publicity personnel who took time out of their busy schedules to meet with NAIBA stores at the October 8th Publicity Speed Dating event.
"I feel bad for those who did not get the opportunity to attend. When would I ever get the change to be in front of 17+ publicity people and have their undivided attention for fifteen minutes?" - Donna Fell, Sparta Books
"Unexpectedly, we came home with quite a few solid leads for events. Many of the publicists had done their homework and had specific event possibilities to discuss. Others, as we were talking back and forth about what we do and what they need, offered some incredible leads that were not on our radar at all!" - Margot Sage-EL, watchung booksellers
"It was so very worth our time and efforts." - Kit Little, Towne Book Center & Cafe
"The webinar for our press kit was extremely helpful. I now can proudly show publishers what I can to offer." - Donna Fell, Sparta Books
Fall Conference Recap
We are just uploading photos and quotes from the NAIBA Fall Conference. To sum it up: "best ever." If you'd like to add your photos and comments, send them to us.
Click here to see material from the Fall Conference including Pick of the Lists, Editors Buzz and session handouts.
Welcome to NAIBA, a regional trade association of locally-owned, independent booksellers, and the authors and publishers who enjoy working with them and promoting their books through the independent bookstore. We provide the community, education, awareness, and tools for independent bookstores to succeed. Our region covers New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, northern Virginia and West Virginia.
To achieve these goals, NAIBA hosts an annual conference in the Fall to educate and enlighten booksellers and publishers; creates opportunities throughout the year for booksellers to visit with each other and exchange ideas and have problems solved; communicates weekly with our members on industry events, issues, and creative ideas.
"Our membership is worth every penny for all the great services provided to booksellers. Appreciate all your hard work."
—Ray & Mae Skinner, Eleventh Step Books, Haddon Township, NJ