Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sign up now for "Romancing the Store" Think Tank

Romancing the Store: How to Make Booksellers and Librarians Love You

Woo the people who can hand-sell and book-talk your book! Gain insights from our panel of eligible bachlorettes (all local and highly available, in this context), then spend time swapping notes and advice with your peers in an informal think tank. (Any topic whatsoever, including other launch, promotion, publishing, and career management issues, are fine in the informal portion of our event. Bring your current dilemmas.)

When? From 10 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4.
Who? You! And panelists who will include Suzanne Perry from Secret Garden, Mary Harris from BookTree, Erin Ostrander from the King County Library System, and Deborah Sandler from the Seattle Public Library.
Where? Seattle Pacific University, Cremona Hall 102, in Seattle.

This brown-bag event is open to anyone, with PAL and Full SCBWI members receiving registration priority. Others welcome as space permits, but registration is limited based on room capacity, so don’t delay. The cost is $20 for SCBWI members or $25 for non-members.

Bring your own sack lunch or snacks if you like. We’ll provide drinks.

Interested? Sign up now using this two-part process:

1.     Enter the requested information in the form here:

Note that required information includes your SCBWI membership status as of March 1. (This will be confirmed, so if you need to check your renewal date or renew, do it now. Go to, click Member Login, and review your profile under “About Me.” Act accordingly.)

2.     Then use snail mail to mail a check for $20 or $25 (depending on your membership status), made out to SCBWI Western WA, to Joni at 58402 114th Street East, Enumclaw, WA 98022-7954. Alternately, you can send Joni the amount via PayPal to sensel (at) earthlink (one of those dots) net. Choose the “send to family/friends” option. (Hey, we’re friends, aren’t we?)

Registrations will be accepted based on the date of receipt of your payment. Your place will be confirmed in mid-February, and registration will close when our seating limit is reached or March 1, whichever comes first. Checks won’t be cashed until your seat is confirmed.

Questions or troubles? Email PAL coordinator Joni Sensel at the email above. And get your questions for booksellers and librarians ready!

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