Planning for MidWinter

We’re happy to see that more book and author programs are sneaking their way in to MidWinter (shall we abandon the charade that this is an all-meeting event?).

ALA’s Deidre Ross sent out an email recently listing the ALA-sponsored events, but don’t overlook these off-the-program opportunities, sponsored by the Trade Libraries Committee of the Assoc of American Publishers (including one I am moderating — a great opportunity to learn about upcoming Spring titles):

Sunday, January 25th, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.            

Denver Convention Center, Room 605/607

Breakfast and BookTalk


  • Mary Kay Andrews, author of The Fixer Upper, (HarperCollins, June, ’09) 
  • Brian Dennis Monaghan and Geraldine V. Monaghan, authors of The Power of Two (Workman, May 15, 09) 
  • P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast, authors of Hunted, “House of Night,” Book 5, (St. Martin’s/Griffin, March 10. 09) 
  • Craig Johnson, author of Another Man’s Moccasins (Viking Penguin, May 29, ’09) 
  • Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting For Stone (Alfred A. Knopf, Feb. 3. ’09) 
  • Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Into the Beautiful North (Little Brown, May 19. ’09) 

Author signings follow at the publishers’ booths.

RSVP by Jan 9th to  Tina Jordan, AAP

No charge for the breakfast, so hurry; seating is limited!


Sunday, January 25th
2 pm – 3:30 pm         

Librarians Book Buzz

Room Info To Come (we’ll announce it on EarlyWord)

Moderator:  Nora Rawlinson

Hear from the library marketing directors of the nation’s publishing houses on the  titles they find most inspiring for the upcoming season…and why!

Speakers include:

  • Heather Scott, Marketing Manager, Hachette Book Group USA (Little, Brown and Grand Central Publishing)
  • Michael Barry, Library Marketing, Macmillan (FSG, St. Martins, Holt, Tor/Forge, Picador)
  • Michael Rockliff, Director of Library Sales & Marketing, Workman Publishing (includes Algonquin)
  • Bethany Buck, VP, Publisher of Aladdin & Pulse, S&S Childrens
  • Liza Coppola, Senior Vice President, Viz Media.

No registration required.


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