If you are struggling to put together your BEA schedule, check LJ’s admirable round up of events for librarians.
Please take special note of the EarlyWord session on Buying for Demand. Featured is Wendy Bartlett, collection development at Cuyahoga P.L., on how her department draws on readers advisory librarians to predict sleepers. Also on the panel is Cathy Langer, head buyer for the Tattered Cover in Denver. Indie booksellers and librarians have a great deal to share with each other. Cathy will describe how indie booksellers across the country network to generate word of mouth about forthcoming titles. We’ve just finished our final prep for the session and I guarantee that it will be insightful and fun.
The panel is Wednesday, 9:30 to 10:30, (room 1E16 in the convention center), leaving us plenty of time to get to the 11 a.m. session on Selling Trade Ebooks to Libraries (down the hall, in room 1E13).