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Save the date for next year:
NAIBA Fall Conference 2014
Fri. Sept. 19 - Sunday, Sept. 21
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Arlington VA


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About the NAIBA Fall Conference

This annual Fall gathering is two full days of bookseller education, networking, author events, and awards ceremonies. The publisher display tables are a highlight with their fall and winter picks of the lists. Reps are there to help you sell books using winning marketing tips, author appearances, and promotional products. The Bookseller Sales Conference is FREE to NAIBA members.

The NAIBA Fall Conference is the time to reinforce the potential of specific titles. Publishers will be selecting and focusing on a few picks and will:
- Create events with theme ideas and targeted audiences.
- Demonstrate merchandise & display ideas.
- Provide lists of midlist authors who live in the region with publicity contacts, book title/subject, and ideas on event ideas.
- Show display ideas featuring NAIBA Holiday Catalog titles.
- Give out Pick of the Lists handouts that include text for newsletter reviews, shelf talkers, display ideas, reviews, author interviews, list of previous works by author.
- Use this opportunity to introduce the best from new imprints.
- Set up a themed bookstore display with their titles and merchandise.
- Create marketing sheets to promote books for different genres or customers.
- Use this opportunity to remind booksellers of all the support material available within the company and on their website.

For more information, please contact:
Eileen Dengler, NAIBA Executive Director 516-333-0681


About the 2013 conference

The 2013 NAIBA conference was packed with workshops, author signings and networking opportunities. Visit our Facebook album to see some photos, and download the conference program to see what went on.

Downloads from conference presentations:

Pick of the Lists for middle grade readers, from Aaron and Sam at Aaron's Books

Penguin Kids Pick of the Lists

Simon & Schuster Pick of the Lists

Hachette Pick of the Lists

Download the session handouts from "What's In Store: Common Core":
Powerpoint presentation (pdf) from Kenny Brchner of DDG Books
Common Core helpful websites

Download the session handout from "What's In Store: The New Look and Feel", from Paz & Associates
Howard Owen

Congratulations to Howard Owen, winner of the Hammett Prize, which was announced at the Awards Banquet. Owen's book Oregon Hill (Permanent), was named the winner of the The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers annual prize for a work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing. Here's how he opened his acceptance speech:

When I finally shuffle off this mortal coil, I expect my obit to lead with "He won the Dashiell Hammett Prize." Nothing, in my 24 years of writing fiction, has pleased or honored me as much as this.

Editors Buzz Panel

Editors Buzz panel (from l.): Elisabeth Schmitz, v-p, editorial director, Grove/Atlantic; Hilary Redmon, executive editor, Ecco; Scott Moyers, v-p, publisher, Penguin Press; Deb Futter, publisher of Twelve and v-p and editor-in-chief of Grand Central; and moderator Mark LaFramboise, head buyer of Politics & Prose.

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