New Voices New Rooms Registration Opens March 15, 2023

New Voices New Rooms: Live & In-Person 2023

New Voices New Rooms (NVNR), the virtual event platform created by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) and the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) goes live in 2023 for a joint, in-person conference August 7-10 in Arlington, VA. The conference will take place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, a four-star hotel located just one mile from Reagan National Airport (DCA), two miles to Washington, DC and directly connected to the Crystal City Metro station.

Many of the familiar and now-beloved elements of NVNR’s virtual conferences, including Bookstore Row, Readers of the Last ARC galley room, publisher studios, and communication between attendees, will complement a lively in-person event. A re-imagined exhibit hall, with bookseller-to-publisher engagement and title discovery placed front and center, will include opportunities to reach booksellers through author appearances, genre-focus meet-ups, rep and editor buzz sessions, nightly mix and mingle cocktail parties, and more. NVNR promises new twists on the familiar environment and structure for a bookseller conference to let the magic of title discovery and personal connection happen organically.

Even though it’ll be summer in DC, the vibe at the conference is HOLIDAYS, giving our publishers and booksellers a head start on planning for a hugely successful holiday selling season. We’ll turn up the a/c and bring out the festive holiday sweaters to focus on key holiday titles in a variety of fun and effective ways that will have an impact on sales for months to come.

NVNR represents indie booksellers from 18 states and our booksellers can’t wait to see you! We’re reaching out to you in advance of the general registration announcement because the opportunities: sponsorship, exhibit tables, rep and editor buzz picks, and author appearances, have fixed caps. The exhibit tables, in particular, are fewer than usual and will go quickly. Below are the opportunities and pricing. Registration for  an exhibit table or show sponsorship begins March 15.  A call for authors will be sent separately.

For general information questions, contact either association executive director:  Linda-Marie Barrett () or Eileen Dengler ().  Linda-Marie will focus on author selection while Eileen will focus on education, rep picks and editors buzz.  For questions on ordering sponsor & exhibit & advertising products, contact Kit Little ().

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