Tasting Notes Dinner
Thursday, October 12, 7:00-9:00 pm, Junior Ballroom A-B
Who says flights are just for drinks? At the Tasting Notes Dinner, 6 keynote authors are given 10 minutes each to discuss their forthcoming book in a format reminiscent of a tasting flight.
This is a ticketed event. Socializing with booksellers is one of the highlights of the authors' experience. We ask publishers to reserve a table of 10 seats by purchasing 9 tickets (the author’s seat is free of charge) and invite booksellers to join their author during the meal.
Starting at 7:00 pm, the event emcee will address the crowd. The first two courses will be served and eaten for a half hour. Starting at 7:30 pm, a bookseller will introduce each author briefly, keep the program running on time, and provide a wrap-up signal for each author. Authors are allotted a strict maximum of 10 minutes to speak. After the authors are done, we’ll break into a signing around 8:40 for book personalization. The emcee will announce that the signing is beginning, which means authors should take their seats at the signing tables, where their books will be waiting.
We’ll have a raised podium and a microphone at the front of the room for speakers’ use. If your author has any special needs or additional AV equipment, please let Carrie know by September 12.
BEFORE THE EVENT
Authors sign their books before the event; the time after dinner is for further personalization. The book room (called "boardroom," see map) will be staffed starting at 7 am on Thurs, Oct 12. Please ask your author to finish signing before 5 pm, allowing staff enough time to set up books before the event begins.
TIPS FOR AUTHORS
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PUBLISHERS
Quantity: We request 200 comp books/galleys for this event.
Ship books/galleys to the address below and label the outside of every box with the info requested. DO NOT SHIP EVENT BOOKS WITH YOUR BOOTH MATERIAL.
LABEL AS FOLLOWS:
[Tasting Notes Dinner/INSERT AUTHOR NAME/INSERT BOOK TITLE/INSERT PUBLISHER]
Heartland Fall Forum 2017
2355 Louisiana Avenue North
Golden Valley, MN 55427
First date freight received: 9/1/17
Freight deadline: 9/29/17
If you are a local publisher, you can deliver books directly to the show.
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