Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association took suggestions for featured authors during the ABA Winter Institute in Denver and will be hunting for more authors at Book Expo America in May. A meal event appearance is handled by MPIBA review and is by invitation only. In addition, invited publishers must pay a author sponsorship fee in addition to any other exhibitor and promotion fees. This appearance also requires a separately-completed “Online – Author Reservation Form – Publicists,” which will be availble in Summer 2014.
To suggest an author for a meal event, e-mail Laura Ayrey, MPIBA Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (435) 649-6079. Additional promotion opportunities are listed below and details should be checked at the organization’s website.
The 2014 Fall Discovery Show will be held in Denver, CO, from Oct. 9 to 11 at the Renaissance Denver Hotel.
Fall Discovery Show 2014
Author Promotions Opportunities
Gala Opening Reception:
MPIBA recommends providing 50 books per author at this event for large publishers, and 25 books per author for small publishers.
MPIBA invites exhibiting publishers to have one or two authors at their exhibit table to greet booksellers and sign books during exhibit hall hours on Friday, October 10 (9:30am – 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch). You must be an exhibitor with a reserved table in order to bring authors to sign in the exhibit hall. They recommend 50 books per author at this event for large publishers, and 25 books per author for small publishers.