2019 Fall Conference

46th Annual Fall Conference

October 2-4, 2019

Rhode Island Convention Center • Providence, RI

 

EDUCATION SESSION MATERIALS

From Hassle to Habit: How to Boost Profits with Coop (Hand-Outs)

ABA: Making the Most of ABA Membership

Visual Merchandizing for Inclusion (Hand-Outs)

Buying & Selling Books in Translation (Hand-Outs)

Digital Branding/Social Media 2.0 (Hand-Outs)

Windows & Mirrors (Hand-Outs)

Worst Case Scenario: How to Prepare for the Unexpected (Hand-Outs)

Working with Your Telephone Sales Reps (Hand-Outs)

Genre Through The Ages: Handselling Sci-Fi & Fantasy from Picture Books to Adult (Hand-Outs)

Pop-up Stores (Hand-Outs)

ABA: Independent Bookstore Day

 

FALL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

2019 Digital Program

2019 Exhibitors & Booths

Wednesday, October 2

Keynote Speaker

Erik Larson, The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, Crown Publishing Group

Education Sessions, Publisher Pick-nic Lunch, Roundtable Lunches

Author Reception

Noe Alvarez, Andrea Beaty, Adrienne Brodeur, Kacen Callender, Rob Cocuzzo, Elisha Cooper, Matthew Dicks, Julia Drake, Amity Gaige, Ryan T. Higgins, Lily King, Rajani LaRocca, Ryan La Sala, Beth Luey, Cori McCarthy & Amy Rose Capetta, Oge Mora, Tochi Onyebuchi, Kate Elizabeth Russell, Alexis Schaitkin, Victoria Schwab, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Suzanne Staubach, Richard Stengel, Laura E. Weymouth, and Laura Zigman (and more!)

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Thursday, October 3

Children’s Author Breakfast: Sponsored by Bookazine

Kate Messner, Chirp, Bloomsbury

Jessie Sima, Spencer’s New Pet, Simon & Schuster

Renee Watson, Some Places More than Others, Bloomsbury

Exhibit Day, Editor Buzz Panels

Awards Banquet

NEIBA Book Awards (to be announced)

President’s Award: Stephen King

Saul Gilman Award: Emily Cervone, Chronicle Books

Rusty Drugan Scholarship: Clarissa Murphy, The MIT Press Bookstore

Independent Spirit Award: Wellesley Books

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Friday, October 4

Author Breakfast

Aarti Namdev Shahani, Here We Are, Celadon

Nikki Grimes, Ordinary Hazards, Boyd Mills Press

Samantha Power, The Education of an Idealist, HarperCollins

Jon Clinch, Marley, Atria Books

Annual Meeting, Education

Luncheon

Erin Morgenstern, The Starless Sea, Doubleday


2019 Attendee Information

Reservations for The Omni

Reservations for The Graduate (formerly the Biltmore)

WHERE TO STAY

NEIBA has reserved a block of rooms at two Providence hotels: The Omni at One Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903 (800) 843-6664. Room rates at the Omni are $205 per night. The Graduate (formerly The Biltmore) at 11 Dorrance Street, Providence RI 02903. (401) 421-0700. The room rates at The Graduate are $187 per night. Rates reflect single, double or junior suite occupancy, plus tax. Hourly and overnight parking is available at both hotels at their published rates.

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 Tuesday, September 3, 2019.


2019 Exhibitor Information

PAYMENT
Payment in full must accompany the Order for Exhibit Space.

Make checks payable to New England Independent Booksellers Association. No credit cards.

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EXHIBITION SERVICES
SER exposition services handles all furnishings, labor and shipments to the Rhode Island Convention Center. After August 16 you will be emailed a link to SER exposition services online Exhibitor Services Kit. SER exposition services is located at 35B New Street, Worcester, MA 01605; Tel: (508)757-3397; Fax: 508-757-9136 or serinfo@serexpo.com

Exhibitors can ship to the advanced warehouse September 3 – September 26. After September 26, exhibitors need to ship directly to the Rhode Island Convention Center for delivery on October 2-3. Full shipping addresses will be made available by August 2.

To order electrical, or telecommunications contact Rhode Island Convention Center at (401) 458-6103, http://www.riconvention.com/exhibitors/online-exhibitor-services.

SET-UP PROCEDURES
Set up Wednesday October 2, 10:30am -10pm and Thursday October 3, 7:30am -10am

Exhibitors may bring materials into the Rhode Island Convention Center during setup hours. Materials can be brought in through the Loading Dock, which is located on West Exchange Street about 1/8 mile west of the North Garage entrance. Parking at the Loading Dock is limited to no more than 20 minutes. Materials can also be carried into the Ballroom from the adjacent parking garage.

Directions to the Loading Dock: www.riconvention.com/exhibit/exhibit-directions-parking

Exhibitors must wear badges to enter the Ballroom during all hours, including set-up. Badges can be picked up at the NEIBA registration desk outside the exhibit hall. Security is provided on exhibit day, however, NEIBA is not responsible for loss or theft of any exhibitor items.

 

PARKING
There is ample parking at the Rhode Island Convention Center Garage. The day rate is $15 per day (enter after 7:00AM and exit by midnight), overnight parking is $20 for each 24 hour increment, with no in-and- out privileges.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • NO goods are to be sold at the show.
  • The Rhode Island Convention Center is a non-smoking facility.
  • Exhibitors may not dispense food or beverages on the floor without prior permission from NEIBA and the Rhode Island Convention Center.
  • Exhibitors displaying audio or video products are requested to keep noise levels at a minimum.
  • Taping posters or other materials is not permitted on Ballroom walls.

 

AUTOGRAPHING
Autographings will occur Thursday October 3 at publisher’s tables.

Publishers are encouraged to have author signings at their tables. Notify NEIBA of these table signings by August 16 and NEIBA will promote them through signage and listings in the show materials. There is a non-refundable $100 fee for this service.

NEIBA suggests that booksellers voluntarily donate two dollars for each autographed book they receive to a local literacy group and will provide small containers to use for collection.

 

PUBLISHER PICK-NIC BOXED LUNCHEON
Once again the Publishers Pick-Nic will be a booksellers/rep boxed lunch. This will be held Wednesday, October 2 from Noon – 2pm in the Rotunda. There will be no other competing events during this time and it’s a perfect opportunity to meet with frontline booksellers and buyers to talk about the highlights of your list. Rep attendance is chosen by lottery. Submit your name by emailing Ali@neba.org. The deadline to sign up is August 16. There is a $150 non-refundable fee for each confirmed publisher rep participating in this event.

 

NEW THIS YEAR: EDITOR BUZZ PANELS
5 spots for adult and 5 spots for children’s, concurrent sessions held at Noon on Publisher Exhibit Day. This will be a ticketed (but free) event for 75 booksellers per session, who will have the chance to pick up a sponsored boxed lunch and listen to editor presentations for buzz-worthy Spring/Summer 2020 titles. Publishers chosen should plan to have galleys for the titles presented available at their exhibit tables after the session. $375, which will be used to sponsor the bookseller boxed lunches
Deadline July 19 – email Beth@neba.org.

 

NEW THIS YEAR: AUTHOR RECEPTION COOKBOOK PROMOTION
5 spots available for a single-title cookbook promotion at the Author Reception.   Pick a recipe from a Fall ’19 cookbook and the Convention Center kitchen will make it for the booksellers as part of the hors d’oeuvres spread at this well-attended event. There will be space for book display, as well as the opportunity to market around the placement (raffles, recipe card giveaways, etc.) $500 (includes food costs). An author reception takeover option is available to a single publisher. $2500 (includes food costs for 5 recipes, which can come from one title if desired).
Deadline July 19 – email Beth@neba.org.

 

RAFFLE PRIZES FOR STORE ORDERS
NEIBA will conduct a raffle for prizes to eight bookstores that place orders at the show. Prizes can only be won by bookstores. Tickets for the raffle should be given out by exhibitors in exchange for orders, only one ticket per order. You will receive a packet of 50 tickets per table before the show opens on Thursday. Additional ticket packets will be available at the registration desk upon request.

 

WHERE TO STAY
NEIBA has reserved a block of rooms at two Providence hotels: The Omni at One Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903 (800) 843-6664. Room rates at the Omni are $205 per night. The Graduate (formerly, The Biltmore) at 11 Dorrance Street, Providence RI 02903. (401) 421-0700. The room rates at The Graduate are $187 per night. Rates reflect single, double or junior suite occupancy, plus tax. Hourly and overnight parking is available at both hotels at their published rates.

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 Tuesday September 3, 2019