The New England Book Festival daytime book fair


The New England Book Festival is holding a FREE and open to the public daytime book fair and publishing seminar on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 School Street in Boston, 02108.

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.

NEW ENGLAND BOOK FESTIVAL DAY SCHEDULE p.m. The Art of Marketing and Promotion – An examination of what it takes to get your book noticed in a crowded marketplace.


  • Stephanie Blackman, Publisher, Riverhaven Books
  • Katherine Mayfield, Author, “The Box of Daughter”
  • Mollie Ostroski, Author/Publisher, “Duck Tape”
  • Suzie Canale, Author, The Candy Roses of Cape Care
  • Luann Robinson Hull, Author, “Happily Ever After…Right Now”

1:15 p.m.-2:30 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.

  • Blanca De La Rosa, Author, “Empower Yourself for a Great Career”
  • John Brubaker, Author, “The Coach Approach”
  • Neal Hall, Author, “Nigger for Life”
  • Patty Ptak Kogutek, Author, “A Change of Habit”
  • Cliff Fazzolari, Author, “Oh Brother”

2:30-3:00 p.m. Modern Technology and Plot/Character Development – Edward Eaton

3:15-4:15 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.

  • William Grogg, President, Net Publications Inc.
  • Jane Karker, Publisher, Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative
  • Nola Hennessy, Managing Director/CEO, Serenidad Consulting Pty Ltd.
  • Carolyn Jenks, Owner/Executive Director, Carolyn Jenks Agency
  • Kevin Symmons, President, Cape Cod Writers Center