Several months ago we asked you to answer the question, "What do you wish publishers knew?" for a special project. It took a little longer than planned (doesn't everything?) but we're finally ready!
And so, without further ado, Unshelved and BookExpo America present Publisher Confidential: Frank Feedback for Publishers From Librarians, Booksellers, and Readers (PDF). Forty pages of your words and our comics, featuring Unshelved characters and your likenesses (WOW I'm bad at likenesses) telling publishers, well, what you wanted to tell them. And they'll hear it. Because not only is Unshelved read by a whole lot of publishers, but BEA is distributing this eBooklet to their mailing list as well.
We hope you enjoy it! And we hope to see you at the end of May in New York City at BookExpo America 2009!
P.S. You can also still enjoy What Would Dewey Do @ BEA?, an Unshelved comic book adventure.
We're aiming our time machine all the way forward to November, trying to decide whether to attend Miami Book Fair for the second time. We had a good (and warm!) time last year, but isn't really economical to go all the way across the country just for that.
So we're putting it out there - are you interested in having Gene and/or I speak in Florida in early November? We'll give you a great deal on our already-reasonable speaking fee. Our original talk A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Library is a great fit for a library staff development day or regional conference. And our new talk Surviving the Public, an entertaining take on customer service, is perfect for any organization or company that deals with the public.
Drop me a line for more information.