Making Indie Bookstore and Library Events a Win-Win-Win

Making Indie Bookstore and Library Events a Win-Win-Win

05/30/2018, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Location: 1E11

Booksellers and Librarians - do you wish authors and their publicists/publishers understood what you REALLY want and need out of an author event? Publishers and Publicists - pulling your hair out to make these events a success for all involved? Our panel will talk about what it takes to have a successful bookstore or library event from all perspectives. How can we better work together to organize, promote, draw audiences and increase sales at author events?

Moderator: Mike Onorato, Executive Director of Publicity at Smith Publicity

Panelists: Andrea Kiliany Thatcher, Marketing Manager and Book Publicist at Smith Publicity

Lynn Rosen, Bookseller and Co-Owner of Open Book Bookstore

Author Megan Edwards

Publisher Mark Sedenquist, Imbrifex Books


  • Mike Onorato


    Mike Onorato is currently Executive Director of Publicity. At Smith, he manages a publicity staff of more than a dozen professional publicists and...

  • Andrea Kiliany Thatcher


    Andrea Kiliany Thatcher is Marketing Manager and a Book Publicist at Smith Publicity, an international book promotion company. Andrea has a long...

  • Lynn Rosen


    Lynn Rosen is the co-owner of Open Book Bookstore, located in Elkins Park, PA, just north of Philadelphia. She runs Open Book’s extensive program of...

  • Mark Sedenquist


    Mark C. Sedenquist is publisher of Imbrifex Books, an independent press distributed by PGW in Las Vegas, Nevada that focuses on fiction and...

  • Megan Edwards


    Megan Edwards is the author of the Copper Black mystery series, Strings: A Love Story, and Road from the Ashes: An Odyssey in Real Life on the...


  1. Track
    • Independent Booksellers

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