NAIBA has a new event for booksellers and publishers – a speed dating day with publicists.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 8, 2014 to be at the NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square S, New York City from 9:30am to 4:00pm.
Booksellers will get to meet one-on-one with publicists. They’ll be prepared to talk about their store events, strengths, store focus, and wish lists. Stores will come with publicity kits, questions and ways they can help promote your books. Participating bookstores will receive a tutorial in advance of this meeting to work on their publicity kits.
We would like a rep from as high up in publicity rank as possible to attend. One representative per imprint or publishing house. If the response is great, publishing imprints will share a table when meeting with bookstores.
Since this is a publicity event, we’d love to promote authors. We are looking to feature four authors during the day. Each author would be given the opportunity to speak and promote their title for 10-15 minutes. We will need:
One author to open the day (9:30 am)
Two authors for lunch (1pm)
One author to close the day (3pm)
*The fee for authors to appear is $500 per author*
Seats are limited.
This event is free (including lunch) for the publishers, and booksellers will be paying to attend.
Stores will need to know who is coming when they sign up. Please RSVP by 8/29/2014 to reserve your spot.