COLORADO

In response to the global COVID-19 health crisis, the Colorado SpringCon is canceled.

To ensure the health and well-being of our Association members, visiting authors, industry partners, and MPIBA staff, we are cancelling the SpringCon event in April. If you have made hotel reservations at the Origin Hotel, please call to cancel them as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to reach out to any MPIBA staff member for assistance if you need it..


Thursday, April 9


Registration Desk Open
9:00am – 2:00pm

Hotel Lobby

Opening Keynote Author Panel & Signing

11:00am – 12:15am

Creation Rock AB

 

We’ll kick off SpringCon 2020 with four authors presenting their highly anticipated forthcoming books and answering questions posed by our moderator.

Len Vlahos

HARD WIRED

Bloomsbury YA

Lawrence Wright

THE END OF OCTOBER

Knopf

David Heska Wanbli Weiden

WINTER COUNTS

Ecco

Avi

RAGWEED AND POPPY

HarperCollins

Rep Picks Lunch

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Creation Rock AB

 

Representatives from our valued publishing partners will have five minutes each to present some of their most exciting books of the season. Attendees will enjoy a tasty buffet lunch while discovering some wonderful new books.

MPIBA & You: How to Sell More Books with Our Programs

2:30pm – 3:45pm

Creation Rock AB

 

MPIBA marketing, education and event programs are designed with your store’s success in mind. Learn how to make the most of your MPIBA membership and sell more books with via your membership benefits.

Conversations with Colleagues

4:00pm – 5:15pm

Creation Rock A

 

Bookseller round-tables on a variety of subjects. Suggest topics of interest at the registration table, then participate in two 30-minute idea exchanges.

IngramSpark

4:00pm – 5:15pm

Creation Rock B

 

Create your own original content and engage with your community using IngramSpark. Learn how bookstores are implementing their own author consulting programs, author education programs, and/or printing & publishing programs. Create store branded materials and original books that are relevant to your community. Offer printing and publishing services to local authors as a new revenue stream.

 

Nicole Magistro of Bookworm of Edwards will share stories of her successful Annual Community Writing Contest and Author Education Workshop Series. Josh Floyd of IngramSpark will share how bookstores across the country are engaging with and creating content for their local communities.

Education sponsored by

Advisory Council Meeting

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Creation Rock AB

Authors All-Around Dinner

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Creation Rock AB

 

Ten authors will join our bookseller attendees for an engaging evening of books and conversation. Our author guests will dine with booksellers, and each will have 5 minutes to present their book to the entire audience.

Tasha Alexander

IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS

Minotaur Books

Mary Pauline Lowry

THE ROXY LETTERS

Simon & Schuster

Alaya Dawn Johnson

TROUBLE THE SAINTS

Tor Books

Sarah Henning

THE PRINCESS WILL SAVE YOU

Tor Teen

Justin Farrell

BILLIONAIRE WILDERNESS

Princeton University Press

Molly Tanzer

CREATURES OF CHARM AND HUNGER

John Joseph Adams/Mariner Books

Kate Milliken

KEPT ANIMALS

Scribner

Jonathan Stutzman

TINY T. REX AND THE VERY DARK DARK

Chronicle Books

Joanna Pocock

SURRENDER: THE CALL OF THE AMERICAN WEST

House of Anansi Press

Alia Volz

HOME BAKED

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Friday, April 10


Registration Desk Open
8:00am – 2:00pm

Hotel Lobby

Breakfast Keynote Author Panel & Signing

9:15am – 11:00am

Creation Rock AB

 

We’ll start day two with four authors presenting their highly anticipated forthcoming books and answering questions posed by our moderator. A breakfast buffet will be served.

Kelli Jo Ford

CROOKED HALLELUJAH

Grove Press

Sharon Cameron

THE LIGHT IN HIDDEN PLACES

Scholastic Press

Jamie Harrison

THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING

Counterpoint

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS

One World

Meet the ABA

11:30am – 12:00pm

Creation Rock AB

 

Update on programs and benefits.

ABA Lunch & Open Forum

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Creation Rock AB

 

Representatives from the American Booksellers Association will host a lunch and open forum. Hear ABA news and updates, and ask questions and make suggestions.

Sponsored by

Interactive Handselling Workshop

1:45pm – 3:00pm

Creation Rock AB

 

Become an expert in the craft of handselling! Learn some best practices, including advice on handling tough selling situations. Then put what you’ve learned to use handselling a favorite book to your colleagues.