2010 at 5am Posted by Rebecca Joines Schinsky
I’m packing up my frilliest panties and gearing up for about six weeks of extensive travel, meet-and-greeting, social media guru-ing, and bookish fun. And I figured you’d appreciate it if I consolidated the announcement of my schedule into one post instead of, say, six. I’ll be all over the eastern half of the country, and I’d love to meet as many of you as I possibly can.
The fun begins with some events right here in Richmond:
Monday, August 23, 6:30pm: I interview Susan Gregg Gilmore about her new novel The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove before a live audience at Fountain Bookstore
Thursday, August 26, 6:30pm: Ron Hogan (of Beatrice.com), author Joe Wallace (Diamond Ruby), Kelly Justice (owner of Fountain Bookstore), and I discuss Social Media for the Writer at the James River Writers Writing Show (Children’s Museum of Richmond)
And then the traveling fun begins:
Decatur Book Festival: Saturday, September 4, 10am: “Where Do I Go From Here: Getting Your Book Noticed” panel presentation with the aforementioned Ron Hogan (who is my partner in crime for pretty much this whole tour), Julie Schoerke (JKS Communications), and Stephen Usery (of BookTalk)
From Decatur, I go to St. Louis for a few days (where I’ll make a long-awaited visit to Left Bank Books), then on to Kansas City (where I will pig out on barbecue made the way God intended it to be and visit the awesome Rainy Day Books, which was my first indie bookstore love way back in the days before I appreciated the importance of indie bookstores).
Then home to Richmond:
Saturday, September 11, 5pm at Chop Suey Books: I interview debut authors Michele Young-Stone (The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors) and Justin Kramon (Finny) before a live audience.
Then more traveling!
New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) Conference, Atlantic City, September 21, 3:30pm: Ron Hogan (yep, him again) and I discuss blogger-bookseller partnerships and the importance and utility of bookstore blogs in “Bloggers on Your Sales Team:
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Conference, Daytona, FL: September 24, 9:45am: Kelly Justice, Ron Hogan (told you!), and I discuss blogger-bookseller partnerships and the Get In Bed With a Book Blogger initiative.
And then I collapse!
But in the meantime, if you’re in or near Richmond, Decatur, St. Louis, Kansas City, Atlantic City, or Daytona, I’d love to get together! Shoot me an email (bookladyblog at gmail dot com) and let’s chat.