Wednesday, November 29, 2006

PNBA Planning Spring Show

Dear Publishers, Publicists and Reps:

It's time to send PNBA your author proposals for the Spring show, which will be March 15-17 at the Airport Holiday Inn, Portland, OR.

Our shows are a terrific opportunity to introduce, or re-introduce, your books and authors to hundreds of booksellers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana. Authors who appear at our shows get invited to speak and sign in NW bookstores, win PNBA awards, and find their books on the Book Sense Picks lists and the Pacific NW Indie Bestseller lists.

Deadline for proposals is January 12, 2007.


Larry West, Executive Assistant
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
214 East 12th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401-3245
T: 541-683-4363
F: 541-683-3910

[Editor's note: PDF forms for the Spring Trade Show are available on the PNBA website or contact Larry West at the numbers listed above].

2007 Spring Show: Thursday - Saturday, March 15-17, Holiday Inn, Portland Airport
2007 Fall Show: Wednesday - Friday, September 19-21, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA

Friday, November 17, 2006

ALA Midwinter Show in Seattle

The American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting will be in Seattle, Washington, January 19 - 24, 2007.

ALA Midwinter attracts library professionals from across the country. Librarians who attend the Midwinter Meeting include the Association's Executive Board, budget assembly, councilors, members of the executive boards of ALA's divisions and round tables, and officers of committees and sections.

According to statistics supplied by ALA:

  • 62% of the Midwinter Meeting attendees found new companies to do business with based on their time spent in the exhibits.
  • 81% of attendees have operating expenditures of over $1 million
  • 95% of the attendees are a buying influence for at least one of the products and services exhibited at the Midwinter Meeting.

Although early e-mails from ALA stated that all booths had to be reserved by July 2006, the organization recently sent out an e-mail saying that reservations received by Nov. 21 would still receive a listing in the show guide.

Online applications are available. Prices start at $700 for a “press table.” Booths are priced by square foot.

For more information on exhibiting at ALA, contact the organization by phone 630.434.7779, fax 630.434.1216 or via e-mail

PNBA New Mailing Address

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association announced that they do have a street address:
214 East 12th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401-3245

The organization retains their old phone, fax, and e-mail addresses. For more information, see

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

November Meeting:

The meeting topic for November has changed. Local software developer Ted Treanor will be our guest speaker. He will be discussing, a new online community launching in November for authors, publishers, book reviewers, bookstores, and librarians. Under development for the last six years, this new site will use the latest Web technology to allow publishers to build a network of reviewers, bookstore buyers, and librarians who want to receive their galleys in digital or print form.

Treanor has worked with a wide variety of publishers, authors, reviewers, librarians, and bookstore owners to help form a web service that will provide a more effective way to deliver galleys to reviewers and market books to stores and libraries. Don't miss our last meeting of 2006 at the Good Shepherd Center, 4 pm to 6 pm, on Nov. 16.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

BPNW Blog Gets an Author Recommendation


I wanted to let you know that I have included the BPNW website as a recommended resource in my new book: From Entrepreneur To Infopreneur: Make Money With Books, Ebooks And Information Products (John Wiley & Sons, December 2006)

Thank you for providing such a valuable resource!

Warm regards,

Stephanie Chandler
Small Business Expert, Author and Speaker

*FROM ENTREPRENEUR TO INFOPRENEUR (John Wiley & Sons, December 2006)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Moving


This is just a quick note to let you know that we are moving our offices on Tuesday, Nov 7th.

We need to have our phone and data lines switched and if there are any glitches, we may be out of touch for a day or so. We hope to have everything back up and running by Thursday, Nov 9th. Keep your fingers crossed!

We are still working with the City of Eugene and the post office to get our new mailing address established (it's a long story). We will notify everyone as soon as we have it.

PNBA Staff

Larry West, Executive Assistant
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
317 West Broadway, Ste 214
Eugene, OR 97401-2890
T: 541-683-4363
F: 541-683-3910