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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The American Library Association's annual conference is being held in DC this weekend, and naturally the weather has made it so merely stepping outside is like getting hit in the face with a wet, hot blanket. It's 8:25 AM as I type this, and it's already 80 degrees. Super.

Anyway, I mention this because I was reading one of the conference wikis yesterday, and it advised bringing a sweater.

A sweater? Come on! If there is one thing you *don't* need in DC in June, it's a sweater. (And yes, I know the sweater advice is intended for those who get cold in air-conditioning but unless the DC convention center's system is much, much better than the one in NYC, a sweater isn't going to be necessary.)

Besides, if you leave the sweater home, there will be room in your suitcase for a copy of Bloom (I'm subtle like a brick, aren't I?) because I'll be signing copies of it on Saturday from 11:30-12:00 in booth 2111 and on Sunday from 11-12 in booth 3208. I'll be easy to spot because with my luck, it'll actually be cold in the convention center and I'll be the one shivering and muttering "If only I had a sweater!"

Links:

Someone leaked information about how much it costs to have a book displayed in Waterstone's, one of the UK's biggest bookstore chains, during the holiday season.

Business Week has a great chart summarizing who's doing what online

Not Your Mother's Bookclub interviews Elizabeth Eulberg, the Director of Publicity at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, and she discusses what publicists do, as well as what authors can do to help promote their books.