Fall Discovery Show 2016

October 6-8, 2016
The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
Denver, Colorado

See below for a preliminary schedule.

Click here to access the online Exhibitor Reservation Form.

Click here to access the Author and Full Meal Table Reservation Form.

Click here to access the Bookseller Reservation Form.

Click here to download the Coast to Coast Trade Show Services Exhibitor Services Manual.

Click here to book your guest room at The Renaissance Denver Hotel.

Click here to view prices and specifications for exhibit tables, advertising, and promotions.

It was a fairy land of books.”

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The Renaissance Denver Hotel in Denver Colorado: Fall Discovery Show 2015 exhibit hall, left to right: Tanya Kaanta and Kappy Kling, Hearthfire Books & Treats in Evergreen, Colorado; Julie Wernersbach, BookPeople in Austin, Texas; and Diana Van Vleck (behind table), Penguin Random House Regional Sales Director.

This extraordinary, energetic Show of “discovery”

celebrates bookselling and the MPIBA family, welcoming 250 booksellers; 150 publishers, exhibitors, sidelines companies, and sales reps; and 75 authors to Denver on October 6-8, 2016.

Mountains & Plains offers opportunities for exhibitors, sidelines companies, publishers, and authors to meet booksellers, talk about and sign books, and make their experience at the Fall Discovery Show productive and memorable.

We also have multiple avenues for you to promote your company, including reserving an exhibit table in the gorgeous Colorado Ballroom at The Renaissance Hotel – available in wall, full table, or half table sizes – so that your company, titles, authors, and sidelines products will have visibility to the booksellers who visit the hall on Thursday evening and all day Friday.

 

Gala Opening Reception:

MPIBA invites exhibiting publishers and companies to attend the Gala Opening Reception on Thursday, October 6. This exciting event includes exhibits, hors d’oeuvres, cash bars, and lots of bookseller attendees! You must be an exhibitor with a reserved table in order to bring authors to sign at the Opening Reception. There is a $100 fee per author.

 

Exhibit Hall:

MPIBA invites exhibiting publishers to have 1-2 authors at their exhibit table to greet booksellers and sign books during exhibit hall hours on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7. We recommend 50 books per author at this event for large publishers, and 25 books per author for small publishers. There is a $100 fee per author.

 

Meal Events:

These coveted Fall Discovery Show author slots are sponsored by publishers who have exciting fall and winter titles to promote, and who contact MPIBA to reserve. Most of these spots are filled up shortly after BEA in the spring.

Any author appearance at a meal event is handled by MPIBA review and invitation only and incurs a sponsorship fee in addition to any other exhibitor and promotion fees. This appearance also requires a separately-completed author form, the “Fall Discovery Show 2016 – AUTHOR (and Full Meal Table) – Reservation Form.”

 

We love this show … so much energy and enthusiasm for connecting with people.”

 

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Preliminary Schedule of Events

Events and times are subject to change.
Overall sponsorship opportunities are in italic.

 

Wednesday, October 5

Bookseller Registration
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Are You a First-Timer?” for New Exhibitors
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

“Are You a First-Timer?” for New Booksellers
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

“Backlist Blind Book Swap”
8:00 pm

 

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Wednesday Get-Together from left: Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, Texas; Jerry Brace, Brace Books & More in Ponca City, Oklahoma; Anne Holman, The King’s English in Salt Lake City, Utah

Thursday, October 6

Exhibitor Set-up
7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Children’s Author & Illustrator Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:15 am

IndieCommerce One-on-Ones
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Pick of the Lists #1: Children’s-only Morning Session
9:30 am – 10:42 am
12-minute Slot $200

  • Must have a minimum of five new titles to present.
  • Focus on five frontlist titles, not your entire list.
    You are welcome to discuss more than five titles in your 12-minute slot.
  • Use of microphone required.
  • Handouts are required and must be sent to MPIBA
    by September 12, 2016. If multiple pages, must be
    collated/stapled or bound.

Pick of the Lists #2: Morning Session
10:54 am – 12:18 pm
12-minute Slot $200
See requirements above.

General Meeting Luncheon
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Sponsored by Ingram Content Group

Pick of the Lists #3: Afternoon Session
1:42 pm – 3:54 pm
12-minute Slot $200
See requirements above.

Exhibit Hall Gala Opening Reception
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Special Ceremony
4:15 pm – 7:45 pm Exhibits Open
Sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers
Cash Bar Sponsor $1,000 (two available)

Exhibits Open
4:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Hors d’oeuvres, cash bars
Author signings at exhibitor’s table $100 each

 

Children's Author & Illustrator Breakfast from left: Sara Pennypacker, HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray; Jon Scieszka, Abrams/Amulet; Judy Schachner, Penguin Random House/Penguin-Dial


Children’s Author & Illustrator Breakfast 2015 from left: Sara Pennypacker, HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray; Jon Scieszka, Abrams/Amulet; Judy Schachner, Penguin Random House/Penguin-Dial

Friday, October 7

Authors of Buzz Books Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:15 am
Author Appearance $1,000

Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 am – 4:00 pm (with 1 hour lunch break 12:30-1:30pm)
Exhibits open
Author signings at exhibitor’s table $100 each

IndieCommerce One-on-Ones
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Young Readers Roundup
Multiple Children’s Authors
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Author Appearance $500

Cocktail Reception and Literary Trivia Game
6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Sponsored by Workman Publishing

Author Banquet
8:00 pm in the Colorado Ballroom
Overall Sponsor $3,000
Author Appearance $1,000

 

Len Vlahos, Stephanie Coleman, and xxxxx from Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado - Congratulation, "Team Rogue," the 2015 Literary Trivia Champions!

Stephanie Coleman, Len Vlahos, Becca Chavez, and Andrea Phillips from Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado. Congratulations to “Team Rogue,” the 2015 Literary Trivia Champions!

 

Saturday, October 8

Authors of Future Releases Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:15 am
Author Appearance $1,000

Bookseller Educational Programming
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sponsored by Penguin Random House

Reading the West Book Awards Luncheon
12:00 noon – 1:15 pm
Sponsored by Baker & Taylor

Books & Brews
Multiple Adult Authors: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Author Appearance $500

 

 

Bookselling is more than just selling books, and authors appreciate that.”

 

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At the Wednesday Get-Together: Rhonda Rhodes, new member bookseller and recipient of the inaugural Blue Willow-Vener Barnes Bookseller Scholarship, from The Lift in Houston, Texas, with Joe Foster from Above the Treeline/Edelweiss

 

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Book your hotel room at The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel

Mountains and Plains independent Booksellers Association

Start date: 10/1/16
End date: 10/14/16
Last day to book: 9/16/16

MPIBA’s special group rate:

  • Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel  for 139.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate for Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association

The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel:
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207
(800) 468-3571

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Click the link below to view a 17-minute slideshow of photos from the 2015 Fall Discovery Show.

Select “HD” when viewing.

 

Emily Katzman, volunteer extraordinaire and Assistant Manager at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Emily Katzman, volunteer extraordinaire and Assistant Manager at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

 

Click the link below to view and download photos
from the 2015 Fall Discovery Show.

 

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Posted June 2, 2016
Updated July 13, 2016
Updated September 5, 2016