The exciting Publicists Speed Dating will be held twice in 2018. ABA member bookstore owners, managers, and event coordinators meet one-on-one with publicists from several publishers from among the participating companies. During the timed “dates,” booksellers have the chance to promote their stores and discover what publicists look for when planning author tours.
The Day 1 session (Wednesday, May 30, 3:30pm to 5:30pm) will take place in the Main Stage.
The Day 2 session (Friday, June 1, 9:45am to 11:45am) will take place in the River Pavilion.
May 30th, 2018 3:30 PM through June 1st, 2018 11:45 AM
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.