New England Independent Booksellers Association

NEIBA All About the Books!

& Education Program

Thursday June 25, 2015

Fuller Conference Center, Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

 Thanks to Bookazine for their continued support
of All About the Books



10:30 – 12:00

Author Talks and Readings

Howard Axelrod, The Point of Vanishing, Beacon Press

M. T.  Anderson, The Symphony for the City of the Dead, Candlewick

Brenda Bowen, Enchanted August, Penguin - Viking/Pamela Dorman Books

Geraldine Brooks, The Secret Chord, Penguin - Viking

Dick Flavin, Red Sox Rhymes, HarperCollins - Wm Morrow

S.E. Grove, The Golden Specific, Penguin Young Readers

Stephen P. Kiernan, The Hummingbird, HarperCollins - Wm Morrow

Adam Shaughnessy, The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB, Algonquin

Lily Tuck, The Double Life of Liliane, Grove/Atlantic

Joseph Williams, Seventeen Fathoms Deep, IPG - Chicago Review Press


12:00 – 2:00

Boxed Lunch

A relaxed boxed lunch with plenty of time to meet and connect with the authors.


 2:00 – 3:30

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Staff Picks
Hand-selling and staff recommendations are hallmarks of independent bookstores. We make our reputation on being able to put the right books into the hands of our customers.  
One of the ways we do this is through staff picks. But what are the secrets to successful staff picks?  During this session we will address how to organize all those ARCs; how to engage your staff  in reading and writing staff picks; where Indie Next fits into all of this and what publishers want; how to market and display your staff picks, as well as parsing and analyzing sales.
This will be an open discussion, round-table session with plenty of time to learn new ideas, share your successes and get ready for the busy summer season ahead!


Directions -

Registration Closed

New England Independent Booksellers Association
1955 Massachusetts Avenue, #2, Cambridge, MA  02140
(617) 547-3642; fax: (617) 547-3759         

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