NVNR Publicity Speed Dating 2023

Publicity Speed DatingNew Voices New Rooms, a joint program between NAIBA and SIBA, is happy to present the annual Publicity Speed Dating

Cost is $35 per slot. Because space is very limited, we are asking stores to only sign up for one spot. You may also sign up for an additional children’s spot on Friday, however priority will be given to Children’s-only bookstores and you may be waitlisted.

There will be a morning (9:30am-12:30pm) and afternoon (1:30pm-4:30pm) time block for speed dating each day. Thursday afternoon will be devoted to children’s books. Bookstores will have one 15-minute appointment time to introduce themselves & the features of their store’s event programs to a zoom room of multiple publicists. Booksellers will select their date and time block and NVNR will assign the specific presentation time within it.

The available slots (48) for this program are being divided among the two regions; 24 for NAIBA and 24 for SIBA. Six bookstores from each region can opt for the children’s slot on Friday afternoon. Children’s only bookstores will get priority in that assignment.

Booksellers: You will sign up for a date/time slot upon registration. NVNR will assign the specific time for your presentation. You will need to provide a press kit, which will be shared with all the publishers. NVNR staff will also share your press kit live on-screen during your speed dating appointment.

Register here. (NAIBA stores can register as “guest”)

Resources for presenting stores:

Watch Maribeth Pelly’s press kit webinar to guide you while you create or update your marketing materials.

Watch “Making the Most of Your Pitch” with Bren McClain for useful tips on giving great, engaging presentations.

If your store attended NVNR’s 2022 Fall Conference and added your press kit to the Bookstore Row Directory, NVNR can use that as your press kit for this event.

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