The NVNR Publicity Speed Dating event will take place March 9-12.
72 bookstores from SIBA and NAIBA territories will be participating.
There will be morning (9:30am-12:30pm) and afternoon (1:30pm-4:30pm) time blocks for speed dating each day. Friday morning 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.
Publicists are encouraged to sign up for as many blocks that fit into their schedule that week. We encourage and hope multiple publicists from all publishers will attend blocks of speed dating that week.
Note that Friday’s Speed Dating session is specifically reserved for Children’s Bookstores. Publicists who represent children’s lines should sign up for this session as well as any other sessions that week.
Once you have signed up, you will be contacted by NVNR with event link information as well as a link to submitted store press kits so you can review them ahead of time.