New England Independent Booksellers Association
NEIBA
 

Come join us in Providence for the
42nd Annual NEIBA Fall Conference

 October 6-8, 2015
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence RI



FULL Registration Information will be available in Early August


TUESDAY

OCTOBER 6

11:00 am -1:00 pm

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON

Join Kristen McLean, CEO and Founder of Bookigee, Director of New Business Development at Nielsen Book, for her "State of the State" of the book industry, covering both children's and adult books, shifts in where and how books are being bought, trends in content and format, and some thoughts about where things will be heading in the new year.

1:30 – 5:00

ABA HUMAN RESOURCES: Part 1

(BILTMORE HOTEL –SEPARATE PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

 

1:15 – 2:30

PUBLISHERS REP PANEL

NECBA: GRAPHIC NOVELS

 

2:45 – 4:00

BAKER & TAYLOR SIDELINES

ABA: THE ECONOMICS OF PUBLISHING AND HOW THEY IMPACT BOOKSELLERS

 

4:15-5:15

FRONTLINE BOOKSELLERS MEET AND GREET

ONE GOOD IDEA ROUNDTABLES

 

6:30 – 9:30

AWARDS BANQUET

BILTMORE HOTEL

Sponsored by Baker & Taylor

 

Master of Ceremonies – Dav Pilkey

New England Book Awards:

Fiction – Blue Horses: Poems by Mary Oliver

Non-Fiction - Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Children’s - Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola, Illustrated by Emily Carroll



Saul Gilman Award – Biff Donovan

Independent Spirit Award

President’s Award

 

 

WEDNESDAY

OCTOBER 7 

8:30-10:00 am

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR BREAKFAST

Sponsored by Bookazine



Jack Gantos, The Trouble In Me, FSG BYR/ Macmillan

Marie Lu, The Rose Society, Penguin Young Readers

Sara Pennypacker, PAX, Balser + Bray/Harper Collins

 

10:15 – 12:15

ABA HUMAN RESOURCES: Part 2

(BILTMORE HOTEL – SEPARATE  PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

 

10:15 – 11:45

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY 2016 – YEAR TWO! 

EVERYDAY DIVERSITY: NECBA HAND-SELLING CONTEST

AND ANNUAL MEETING

 

12:00 – 2:00

PUBLISHER PICK-NIC

  

2:15 – 3:3O

TACKLING THE MINIMUM WAGE ISSUE – A Q&A WITH ABA

ENGAGING YOUR AUDIENCE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA: A Conversation with Austin Kleon

 

3:45 – 4:45

NEIBA ANNUAL MEETING

 

5:30 – 7:00

AUTHOR RECEPTION

Charlie Jane Anders, All The Birds In The Sky, Tor

Jay Atkinson, Massacre On The Merrimack, Lyons Press

Charles Belfoure, House of Thieves, Sourcebooks Landmark

Ali Benjamin, The Thing About Jellyfish, Little, Brown and Company/Hachette

Sophie Blackall, Finding Winnie, Little, Brown and Company/Hachette

Mark Bowden, The Three Battles of Wanat and Other Stories, Grove/Atlantic

Susan Cheever, Drinking In America, Twelve /Hachette

Lynn Cullen, Twain’s End, Gallery Books /Simon & Schuster

Matthew Dicks, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, St. Martin's Press

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen, Microshelters, Storey

Paul Downs, Boss Life, Blue Rider Press                                                                                                      

Richard J. King, Meeting Tom Brady, UPNE

Daniel Klein, Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It, Penguin

Austin Kleon, The Steal Like an Artist Journal, Workman

Fred Levy, Black Dogs Project, Quarto                                                                                                    

Kenneth Oppel, The Nest, Simon & Schuster Children's

Peter Baldwin Panagore, Heaven Is Beautiful, Red Wheel/Weiser

Dale Peterson, Where Have All the Animals Gone? Bauhan Publishing

Trevor Pryce, Amphibians’ End, Abrams

Virginia Pye, Dreams of the Red Phoenix, Unbridled Books

Lisa Randall, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Ecco/ HarperCollins

Lauret Savoy, Trace, Counterpoint

B.A. Shapiro, The Muralist, Algonquin

Dana Spiotta, Innocents And Others, Scribner/Simon & Schuster

Pamela Zagarenski, The Whisper, HMH Books for Young Readers

 

 

THURSDAY

OCTOBER 8

8:30 am – 10:00 am

AUTHOR BREAKFAST

Sponsored by HarperCollins 

Speakers:

Roberta Kaplan, Then Comes Marriage, W.W. Norton

Sonia Manzano, Becoming Maria, Scholastic 

Kennedy Odede, Jessica Posner, Find Me Unafraid, Ecco/HarperCollins

Elizabeth Strout, I Am Lucy Barton, Random House

 

Trade Show Exhibits Open

10:00 - 4:00 pm

 




WHERE TO STAY
 NEIBA has reserved a block of rooms at The Providence Biltmore at 11 Dorrance Street, Providence RI 02903. (401) 421-0700.  The room rates at the Biltmore are $164 per night. Rates reflect single, double or junior suite occupancy, plus tax. Hourly and overnight parking is available at published rates.

                                                  Providence Biltmore 2015


You must reference NEIBA when making your reservation to receive the group rate!
All reservations must be guaranteed with a one-night room deposit by remitting a check or a major credit card number and expiration date. If a reservation is cancelled, one night’s room and tax will be forfeited.

Deadline for room reservations is Saturday, September 12th, 2015


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