Publicists Speed Dating, Day 1

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Main Stage

The exciting Publicists Speed Dating will be held twice in 2017! ABA member bookstore owners, managers, and event coordinators meet one-on-one with publicists from several publishers from among the participating companies. During the timed “dates,”  booksellers have the chance to promote their stores and discover what publicists look for when planning author tours. Pre-registration is required; deadline is Friday, May 12. Booksellers may sign up for the Day 1 session (Wednesday, May 31) and/or the Day 2 session (Friday, June 2).

Registration is now closed.

List of Participants (others will be added as they are confirmed)




Bloomsbury (Adult and Children’s)



Coach House Books

Coffee House Press

Consortium (Arsenal Pulp, Central Recovery Press, Cinco Puntos, Haymarket Press, Talon Books)

Dundurn Press


Fabled Films Press


Hachette Book Group (Grand Central, Hachette Books , Jimmy Patterson, Little, Brown, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Nashville, Orbit)

Harlequin (Adult and Teen)

HarperCollins (multiple tables)

little bee books

Macmillan (Adult and Children’s)

Nobrow/Flying Eye


Penguin Random House (Avery, Anchor, Berkley, Blue Rider Press, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Dutton, Knopf, Pam Krauss Books, Penguin Books, Penguin Young Readers, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s, Riverhead Books, Viking , Vintage)

Perseus Book Group (Avalon Travel, Da Capo, Public Affairs, Running Press, Weinstein)

Quirk Books

Rare Bird Books


Simon & Schuster  (Atria, Simon& Schuster Adult and Children’s)


W.W. Norton

Workman (Workman, Artisan)


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