Date(s) - Thursday May 31, 2012
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Book Shows: Should I Go?
Speakers: Katie Merritt, Wordstock Festival; Kelly Melillo, Girl on the Go PDX; Alina Blankenship, Bree Noa Publishing
“Is it worth attending a book show? There’s the time, the expense, maybe the travel. Should I go? And if I do go, how should I approach it?”
At the May 31 NABP meeting, we’ll hear from three speakers with different perspectives on this question.
Katie Merritt is the new Festival Director of Wordstock, the largest celebration of literature and literacy in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the largest festivals of its kind in the nation. This year’s show is set for October 11-14 at the Oregon Convention Center.
As an author or publisher, why should you attend Wordstock? Why should you rent a booth? What goes on there, and what are the various opportunities it presents? Katie will answer these questions and tell us a little more about the festival.
Kelly Melillo was NABP’s 2012 scholarship winner for Publishing University, an annual conference put on in San Francisco by our parent organization, the Independent Book Publishers Association. “Pub U” is a fantastic opportunity for networking and education in the publishing field, and Kelly will share some of what she learned there, inspire us to consider attending the 2013 show, and tell us why you should apply for the 2013 scholarship.
Alina Blankenship is the publisher and creative force at Bree Noa, which has published several titles since 2009. They include the children’s title Whispered Wonders, the memoir You Know Your Way Home, and Diana Stobo’s Naked Bliss Series of smoothie cookbooks.
Attending NABP Meetings
NABP’s meetings include networking, brief presentations from a publisher member and vendor member, news of upcoming events, and a featured speaker from the publishing world. We start at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.
Attendance is free for members and $10 for non-members. You’re welcome to pre-pay below or just pay at the meeting with a check or cash.
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