Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Webinar on Graphic Novels hosted by Baker & Taylor

Book wholesaler Baker & Taylor is hosting a Webinar next week for Librarians and book retailers (their target clients). It's Wednesday, 2pm EST, and to attend you need to sign up at their website. We're curious what they can say in 25 minutes, but I think it may be interesting. John Shebleski is on the panel. He's Sales Manager for Diamond Books, a good friend, is very knowledgeable about graphic novels. B&T is one of our biggest clients through Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, and they've sold lots of our first two graphic novels: Pitch Black: Don't Be Skerd by Youme Landowne and Anthony Horton, and Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush with Christopher Cardinale illustrating the Luis Alberto Urrea story. Pitch Black was chosen for a Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the American Library Association in 2009 and Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush has already been chosen as one of the year's Top 10 Graphic Novels for 2010 by Kirkus Reviews and we hope it joins Pitch Black on the ALA list. We're crossing our fingers.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Highway 35 Lone Star Noir Boogie

Editors Johnny Byrd and Bobby Byrd are on the road again, celebrating the publication of Lone Star Noir (Akashic Books). This time they'll be visiting the three cities along the I-35 Corridor--Friday is San Antonio at the Twig, Saturday is the SMU B&N and Sunday it's back down the road to Austin at BookPeople. Please come by and say hello. It's good to see old friends, great to meet new folks. Also, for those who can't make to any of the events, signed copies are available now at the Cinco Puntos website or at the Cinco Puntos storefront at 701 Texas Avenue, El Paso.  

--Fri., Nov. 5, 5:00pm Happy Hour
The Twig Bookshop in their new digs at the Pearl Brewery.
200 E Grayson, Suite 124
*Featuring editors Bobby Byrd, Johnny Byrd, with contributors Ito Romo, Lisa Sandlin, Jesse Sublett, and George Wier.

--Sat., Nov. 6, 3:00pm

SMU Bookstore
3060 Mockingbird Lane
* featuring editors Bobby Byrd and Johnny Byrd, with contributor George Wier.

--Sun., Nov. 7, 5:00pm
BookPeople Bookstore
603 N. Lamar Blvd.
This reading and booksigning inaugurates BookPeople's new MYSTERY PEOPLE book section.
*Featuring editors Bobby Byrd, Johnny Byrd, with contributors Ito Romo, Jesse Sublett, and George Wier.