PNBA puts out call for authors for Fall Show

Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association executive director Thom Chambliss recently sent out his annual “Call for Authors” for the 2010 Fall show. Publicists and publishers have until the end of June to send PNBA their author proposals. The PNBA trade show is open to booksellers, librarians, and other members of the trade.

This year, this PNBA show will be held the same weekend as Portland’s public book show, Wordstock, which will be held downtown at the Oregon Convention Center. As per Chambliss, his staff will be working with Wordstock staff to “enhance both our shows” and there may be crossover opportunities for authors and publishers.

PNBA Launching Blog To Help Promote Northwest Authors

PNBA will start a new web blog, Northwest Book Lovers, this summer. “The blog will feature our member bookstores and libraries, and Northwest authors and books, and will invite the public to share our enthusiasm for new books and the authors who write them,” stated Chambliss. “It is our expectation that most of the authors featured at the fall show will also be featured on the blog before the show, thus encouraging booksellers to attend the show to learn more about them, and encouraging the public to consider those authors and their books for their reading pleasure.”

Check The Address Before You Mail Applications

As announced earlier, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association have moved their offices. Their new mailing address is:
338 West 11th Ave. #108
Eugene, OR 97401-3062

PNBA’S Fall Show will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 7 to 9, at the Portland Airport Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center. Click on this link for vendor registration materials and more on “Call for Authors.”