New York Book Festival Daytime Fair


The New York Book Festival is holding a FREE and open to  the public daytime book fair and publishing seminar on  Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the  Radisson Martinque on Broadway Hotel, 49 West 32nd  Street, New York, NY 10001.

The seminar is focused on developments in the  fast-changing world of independent and mainstream book  publishing, and anyone with an interest in the field is  urged to attend. Authors and publishers will be  exhibiting their works and we will have special readings  scheduled throughout the day.


11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The Art of Marketing and Promotion
An examination of what it takes to get your book  noticed in a crowded marketplace.


  • Paul Black, author, “The Samsara Effect”
  • Vicki Matthews, author, “The Goddess Letters”
  • Melinda Falgoust, author, “The Gubbins Club”
  • Laura Hayden, author, “Staying Alive: A Love Story”
  • Lee Kronert, author, “Don’t Blame the Messenger”

1:00 p.m.-2:10 p.m. Writing About Your Life
“Write what you know” is one of the most debated axioms  of an author’s life. A panel that drew on their  experiences and career paths discusses what it takes to  put it all down in book form.


  • Danforth Prince, publisher, “Inside Linda Lovelace’s Deep Throat”
  • Wilma Jones, author, “Living Happier After”
  • Ronita Johnson, author, “Coming to Forgiveness”
  • Cliff Fazzolari, author, “Oh Brother”
  • Ralph Baker, author, “Shock Exchange”

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Children’s Books in a Modern Age
Authors/publishers of award-winning books from the San  Francisco Book Festival talk about their books and the  market.


  • Lauren Lombardo, author, “Dear Sun
  • Robin Taylor-Chiarello, author, “The Blue Lobster’s Holiday”
  • Kizzie Elizabeth Jones, “How Dachshunds Came to Be”
  • Suzie Canale, author, “Walking Down the Cobblestone Aisles of Boston”

3:40 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Dr. Neal Hall 
The poetry  winner of the San Francisco/New York/New England/Paris and Los Angeles festivals reads from his work and  answers questions.

4:10 p.m.-4:45 p.m. The Future of Books 
The  rise of ebooks, the shrinking retail scene, the  consolidation of big publishing and the explosion of the  online world. A discussion on where everything appears  to be heading and how you can leverage these  developments.


  • Alicia Young, author, “The Savvy Girl’s Guide to
  • Neal Hall, poet/author, “Winter’s A’ Comin’
  • Tim Sheard, New York Chapter Chair, National
    Writers Union

4:45 to 5 p.m. A Conversation with Emily Raboteau,  author of “Searching for Zion,” the New York Book Festival grand prize winner