Saturday, August 27, 2011

SLHW Barnes and Noble book fair seeking authors

Fellow Writers,

The Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio, which meets at Barnes and Noble, San Pedro Crossing, wishes to invite members, and other writers in the area, to participate in a Book Fair during Hispanic Heritage Month. The event will also be a fundraiser for the Society and is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st, 2011 in the early afternoon.

Debra Castanon, Community Relations Manager at Barnes and Noble, would like to feature seven to eight writers/members who have published a book in the last twelve months. The authors may talk individually about their book as well as via an author panel discussion.

What is unique about this event is that if you're selected to be one of the authors, and you are self-published, Barnes and Noble will sell your book at the event on consignment. As you're aware, Barnes and Noble has not allowed consignment sales for quite a while so this would be a wonderful chance to not only talk about yourself and your book, but to sell it as well!

The Book Fair is not limited to self-published writers. If you have a book released by a small press or a large publishing house, this is your opportunity to promote your book in the store. If you are selected, Barnes and Noble will order your book if it doesn't already have it in stock.

Since this is in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we would like to strongly encourage Hispanic authors, or authors of books dealing with Hispanic culture, to join us.

If you are interested, please email me at before September 5 and provide a link/copy to your book and/ or website. We ask you to promote the Book Fair among your circle of friends. Barnes and Noble will publicize the event with in-store posters and in their store newsletter.

Please remember, not everyone who applies will be selected. We are also interested in ideas to liven up the presentation (music, dance, etc).


Lupe M. Gonzalez
SLHWSA President

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