The New England Independent Booksellers Association has over 300 members representing more than 200 bookstores. Their 2014 Fall Conference will take place Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2014, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI. The conference offers several opportunities listed below for publishers to have their authors featured at the event. Author slots only available to publishers represented at the show. NEIBA will not accept submissions directly from authors. The submission deadline for author slots is June 6. Author suggestions should be sent to Nan Sorensen at email@example.com.
Children’s authors and illustrators for the Children’s Dinner are chosen by the New England Children’s Booksellers Advisory Council (NECBA). Authors for the Breakfast and Author Reception the will be chosen by the Fall Conference Speaker Committee. A brief description of the author’s Fall 2014 or Winter 2015 book and a short bio of the author should be included with the submission. There is a $500 fee for authors confirmed as Breakfast speakers and $275 for confirmed Author Reception authors. For more information, see the NEIBA website.
Tentative Show Schedule
Tuesday September 30
Author Reception (22 authors)
Wednesday October 1
Children’s Books Author/Illustrator Breakfast (3 authors)
Thursday October 2
Breakfast with Authors (3 adult and 1 children’s author)