Fall Discovery Show 2018 – Schedule and Appearing Authors

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A look back: 2017 Authors of Future Releases Breakfast (Tayari Jones, An American Marriage from Algonquin Books; Willy Vlautin, Don’t Skip Out on Me from Harper Perennial; and Sara Blaedel, The Undertaker’s Daughter from Grand Central)xxxxxxxxx SPACER

Events below are subject to change.


Deadlines

August 15:
Exhibitor Reservation Form due.
Click here to access the form.

August 15:
Directory Ads due.

August 31:
Bookseller Registration Form due.
Click here to access the form.

September 14:
Exhibitors: Pick of the Lists Handouts, Bookseller Welcome Bag insertions, two copies of your advertised titles for the Holiday Gift Guide Catalog Exhibit Hall display. See Exhibitor Reservation Form for details.

September 18:
Deadline to receive special $149 room rate at The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel: 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207

Book your group rate sleeping room for MPIBA.

Or you can call (888) 228-9290 or (303) 399-7500, then choose the option for reservations. Be sure to mention that you are with the MPIBA Fall Discovery Show.

The hotel does not provide a shuttle service from Denver International Airport, so you can take the light rail, a private car service, or a taxi to the hotel.

Click here for more information about transportation.


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Preliminary Schedule and Appearing Authors

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Wednesday, October 10

Registration Open
2:00 to 5:00 pm

ABA Seminar: The Principles of Bookstore Finance
9:30 am to 3:00 pm, registration is $79, and lunch is included. Register via BookWeb.

“Are You a First-Timer?” for New Booksellers 
7:00 to 7:30 pm
“Are You a First-Timer?” for New Exhibitors
7:00 to 7:30 pm

Meet the Board in the Bar
7:45 PM

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Thursday, October 11

Children’s Author & Illustrator Breakfast
8:00 to 9:15 am (doors open 7:45 am)
Breakfast Buffet, tickets required.

Author Guests:

  • Mac Barnett, Mac Undercover,
    Scholastic/Orchard
  • Ellen Hopkins, People Kill People
    Simon & Schuster/McElderry
  • Andrea Beaty, Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
    Abrams/Amulet
  • Adam Gidwitz & Joseph Bruchac, Unicorn Rescue Society: Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot
    Penguin Books for Young Readers

Pick of the Lists
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

No programming/free hour
12:30 to 1:30 pm

Pick of the Lists
1:30 to 4:15 pm

Exhibit Hall Gala Opening Reception
Exhibits Open, 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Member Meet & Greet
Station26 Brewery, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

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Friday, October 12

Women’s Voices Author Breakfast
8:00 to 9:15 am (doors open 7:45 am)
Breakfast Buffet, tickets required.

Author Guests:

  • Kate Morton, The Clockmaker’s Daughter
    Simon & Schuster/Atria
  • Martha Hall Kelly, Lost Roses,
    Ballantine
  • Carolyn Forche, What You Have Heard is True,
    Penguin Press
  • Stephanie Land, Maid
    Hachette Book Group

Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Author! Author! Luncheon
12:30 to 1:30 pm (doors open 12:15)
Salad Bar Buffet, tickets required.

Author Guests:

  • John Fried, The Martin Chronicles
    Grand Central
  • Crystal Smith, Bloodleaf
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Sage Foster Lasser, Grow Grateful
    Magination Press
  • Brian Nelson, The Last Swordmaker
    Blackstone Publishing
  • Emily Suvada, This Cruel Design
  • J.C. Cervantes, The Storm Runner
  • Susanna Kearsley, Bellweather
  • Additional authors to be announced.
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Exhibit Hall Open
1:30 to 4:00 pm

Young Readers Roundup
(Author Speed-Dating)
4:30 to 5:30 pm (doors open 4:15)
No charge, registration required.

Author Guests:

  • Jennifer A. Nielsen, Resistance
    Scholastic
  • Lillian Clark, Immoral Code
    Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Colleen Oakes, The Black Coats
    HarperTeen
  • Dylan Thuras, The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid,
    Workman
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith, Hearts Unbroken,
    Candlewick
  • Leah Tinari, Limitless
    Simon & Schuster/Aladdin
  • Lindsay Eagar, The Bigfoot Files
    Candlewick
  • Molly Idle, Pearl
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Rebecca Hanover, The Similars
    Sourcebooks
  • Lija Fisher, The Cryptid Catcher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Additional authors to be announced.

Genre Author Panel: Speculative Fiction
4:30 to 5:30 pm (doors open 4:15)
No charge, registration required.

Moderated by Ronnie Kutys, Assistant Sales Manager, HarperCollins

Author Guests:

  • Seth Fried, The Municipalists
    Penguin Press
  • Molly Tanzer, Creatures of Want and Ruin, HMH/John Joseph Adams
  • Ausma Khan, The Black Khan, HarperCollins/Voyager
  • Walter Jon Williams, The Accidental War, HarperCollins/Voyager
  • Two additional authors to be announced.
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Cocktail Reception and Literary Trivia Challenge
6:00 to 7:30 pm

Gala Author Banquet
Doors Open 7:30, Buffet Open 7:45 pm, Program 8:15 pm
Italian Dinner Buffet, red and white wine included, tickets required.

Author Guests:

  • Valerie Jarrett, The Strength of a Quiet Voice
    Viking
  • Tom Clavin, Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter
    St. Martin’s Press
  • Laini Taylor, Muse of Nightmares
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Leif Enger, Virgil Wander
    Grove-Atlantic
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Saturday, October 13

Authors of Future Releases Breakfast
8:00 to 9:15 am (doors open 7:45 am)
Breakfast Buffet, tickets required.

Author Guests:

  • Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, An Anonymous Girl
    St. Martin’s Press
  • Tim Johnston, The Current
    Algonquin
  • Holly Goldberg Sloan, To Night Owl From Dogfish
    Penguin Books for Young Readers
  • Ben Philippe, The Field Guide to the North American Teenager
    Balzar+Bray

ABA Education Session
9:30 to 10:30 am

MPIBA Annual Membership Meeting
10:45 to 11:45 am

Reading the West Book Awards Luncheon
12:00 to 1:15 pm (doors open 11:45)
Lunch Buffet, tickets required.

Author Guests:

  • Previous Winner Author Host:
    Pam Houston, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country
    W.W. Norton
  • Adult Fiction Winner:
    Jamie Harrison, The Widow Nash
    Counterpoint Press
  • Adult Nonfiction Winner:
    David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon
    Doubleday
  • Children’s Winner:
    Dusti Bowling, Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
    Sterling Publishing
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Education Session & Roundtables
1:30 to 2:30 pm

Education Session & Roundtables
2:45 to 3:45 pm

Books & Brews
(Author Speed-Dating)
4:00 to 5:30 pm (doors open 4:15)
Beer & Bar Snacks, tickets required.

Author Guests:

  • Mesha Maren, Sugar Run
    Algonquin
  • Brian Hart, Trouble to No Man
    HarperCollins
  • Eliza Cross, Bacon, Beans, and Beer
    Gibbs-Smith
  • Ray McPadden, And the Whole Mountain Burned
    Center Street
  • Kathy Wang, Family Trust
    HarperCollins
  • Lisa Sandlin, Title Forthcoming
    Cinco Puntos Press
  • Susan Purvis, Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost-And Myself
    Blackstone Publishing
  • Marjorie Herrera Lewis, When the Men Were Gone
    HarperCollins
  • Additional authors to be announced.
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Fall Discovery Show At a Glance

Wednesday, October 10

Registration 2:00 to 5:00 pm
ABA Seminar: The Principles of Bookstore Finance. Registration is $79, lunch included. Register via BookWeb 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Advisory Council Meeting 3:00 to 4:30 pm
“Are You a First-Timer?”
for New Booksellers
7:00 to 7:30 pm
“Are You a First-Timer?”
for New Exhibitors
7:00 to 7:30 pm
Meet the Board in the Bar 7:45 pm

Thursday, October 11

Registration 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Exhibitor Set-up 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
Children’s Author & Illustrator Breakfast 8:00 to 9:15 am
Doors open at 7:45 am
Pick of the Lists 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
1:30 to 4:15pm
Exhibit Hall Gala Opening Reception –
Exhibits Open
Hors d’oeuvres, cash bars,
author signings at exhibit tables
4:30 to 6:30 pm
Member Meet & Greet
at Station26 Brewery
(walking distance from hotel)
7:00 to 9:00 pm

Friday, October 12

Registration 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Women’s Voices Author Breakfast 8:00 to 9:15 am
Doors open at 7:45 am
Exhibit Hall – Exhibits Open 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Author! Author! Luncheon 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Doors open at 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall – Exhibits Open 1:30 to 4:00 pm
Young Readers Round-Up:
Author Speed Dating
4:15 to 5:30 pm
Genre Author Panel: Speculative Fiction 4:15 to 5:30 pm
Cocktail Reception and Literary Trivia Challenge 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Gala Author Banquet Doors Open 7:30 pm
Buffet Open 7:45 pm
Program 8:15 pm

Saturday, October 13

Registration 7:30 to 11:00 am
Authors of Future Releases Breakfast 8:00 to 9:15 am
Doors open at 7:45 am
ABA Education Session 9:30 to 10:30 am
MPIBA Annual Membership Meeting 10:45 to 11:45 am
Reading the West
Book Awards Luncheon
12:00 – 1:15pm
Doors open at 11:45 am
Education Sessions & Roundtables 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Education Sessions & Roundtables 2:45 to 3:45 pm
Books & Brews: Author Speed Dating 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Doors open at 3:45 pm

 

Information • Authors • Sponsorships

Heather Duncan, MPIBA Executive Director
Executive Office:
2105 Union Drive
Lakewood, CO 80215

heather@mountainsplains.org

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Exhibitors • Billing

Kathy Keel, MPIBA Operations Manager
Administrative Office:
208 E. Lincoln Avenue
Fort Collins, CO

(970) 484-3939 phone

info@mountainsplains.org

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Originally posted July 12, 2018