[Libs-Or] HarperCollins looking for Librarians' essays
director at bakerlib.org
Wed Oct 21 08:21:54 PDT 2009
Good Morning All,
Here's an essay publishing opportunity I'd like to share.
Best of luck,
Perry Stokes, Director
Baker County Library District
2400 Resort St
Baker City, OR 97814
----- Original Message -----
From: Thom Chambliss <mailto:thom at pnba.org>
To: Oregon Booksellers & LIbrarians <mailto:info at pnba.org>
Cc: Carl Lennertz <mailto:Carl.Lennertz at HARPERCOLLINS.com>
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 1:33 PM
Subject: Harper looking for YOUR essays
Dear Oregon Booksellers,
Carl Lennertz at Harper is working on essay collections for each of the
regional booksellers associations, and says that he needs some essays from
and/or about Oregon, written by past or present booksellers or librarians.
He wonders if PNBA can help. Attached below is a mock-up of the potential
cover for the PNW version, in case seeing it will help you imagine the
project. [deleted due to listserv size limit]
Carl is looking for essays by booksellers, librarians, sales reps, or even
publishers, if they know the state and have a good
story/subject/presentation. He does NOT want stories ABOUT the bookstore or
the library, per se, but stories BY booksellers or librarians. He is
avoiding authors at this point, because they tend to have an audience. The
finished collection will be published by Delphinium, an imprint of Harper,
and will be promoted and sold in the indie market.
If you have any ideas, or know someone else who might be interested in
contributing, I would appreciate your passing this request along. Inquiries,
essays and ideas may be sent directly to Carl for his consideration. Here
are a few notes from Carl, about the specifics:
About 2,500 words and by Word doc by email to me only. If I can use it,
we?ll do an edit together to make it poifect.
As you?ll see in our model for this project, Ecco?s State by State, some
authors once lived in the state they wrote about, or do now, but some were
sent to the state for a first, fresh look. I don?t think you have time for
the latter, but really, anything goes. Likewise, I?m open to pieces about
parts of larger states.
NOTE: These are NOT about bookstore life; you?re Jane or John Citizen on
this, but of course, working in the book life as part of the piece would be
more than fine.
If you?d like a Word version of the Great Lakes Reader to get a feel for the
variety of themes, I can email that to you.
The book will have PNBA?s member store list in the back. Portion of proceeds
Email me if you have any questions: carl at harpercollins.com
Thanks for considering it.
Thom Chambliss, Executive Director
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
214 East 12th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401-3245
E: thom at pnba.org
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