Here are the answers to commonly asked questions about BPNW’s participation in the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Fall Trade Show. For more information on the show itself, please see PNBA’s website.
How can I sign up to work the booth?
Sign up started in August with an email sent to members. We sent another reminder on Sept. 1. Check your inbox! As of today (Sept. 8) we only have a couple of open slots left. Once these are filled, the booth is full. If you are a member and lost those emails, send a note to bpnwnews at aol.com.
What would be the most useful thing that I could do for BPNW so we keep having this benefit year after year?
Roberta Gregory would still like some help on Sunday with closing — please be a good sport and stick around to clean up the booth! All you need to do is put the books in a box for the Rural Library donation and to throw away any unclaimed sales literature.
Can I send a book for display even if I’m not going be there?
Yes. Every 2014 BPNW member can display one title at the booth. Please send your book to Book Publishers Northwest, 2212 Queen Anne Ave North #275, Seattle WA 98109. Members can include up to 25 pieces of sales literature (bookmarks, postcards, or single sheet) with their display copy. We recommend that display copies be sent no later than Sept. 12. Anything arriving after Sept. 24 probably won’t make it to the show.
Can I just drop my book off at the booth?
Absolutely. If you have a badge for the show and are planning to be there anyway, just bring your material to our booth at Hotel Murano in Tacoma on Sept. 27 or Sept. 28.
Can I work in your booth or display my books without becoming a member?
Sorry. This benefit is reserved for members only.