Thursday, June 24, 2010

Are You Going to ALA This Weekend?

I had the pleasure of meeting my counterparts in the library and academic departments at HarperCollins U.S while I was in New York earlier this week. They were kind enough to meet with me just days before ALA, which I truly appreciate knowing how crazy things can get leading up to a big conference!

So if you are heading down to Washington for the ALA Annual Conference this weekend, please do take the time to visit their booths at the exhibit hall and say hello from Canada.

HarperCollins Children's Books is located at Booth #2512. In addition to free galleys, book giveaways, and promotional materials, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of HarperCollins biggest and rising children's book stars. They'll have almost 30 authors signing in the booth over the course of the show, including Avi, Mo Willems, Jon Scieszka, Doreen Cronin, and Lincoln Peirce, the author of one of my favourite books from my Spring 2010 Dewey Diva list, Big Nate. For the full list of authors that will be at the kids booth, click here.

HarperCollins Adult Books is located at Booth #2513. They too have full schedule of author signings at their booth, including Dennis Lehane & Adriana Trigiani. Visit the booth to see the complete schedule!

If you are looking for information about what is new and hot on the HarperCollins U.S. Fall 2010 list (and can't wait for the next Dewey Diva show), the HarperCollins Library Marketing Team are doing two Title Preview sessions on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Convention Center in Room 147A. Light refreshments will be served (and I've heard that galleys are plentiful at these events).

Adult Titles are presented at 10:00- 11:15AM
Children's Titles are presented at 11:30- 12:30 PM

Won't be attending ALA this time around? The children's department has just started a new blog called The Page Turn. They'll be blogging and Twittering from the show, so you can follow all of the fun! The adult marketing team has a blog called Library Love Fest where you can catch up with ALA news and more.

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