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Monday, February 11, 2013

Less Than Two Weeks

Many thanks to those wonderful friends who contacted me when they didn't see my regular posts. I haven't been ill but instead, I have been working non-stop on the final stretch before Book 'Em North Carolina.

This year's one-day event will take place on Saturday, February 23 at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina. We have 92 featured authors, publishers, literary agents, book promoters - and a Hollywood agent who will speak about the process of turning books into movies.

The event is free and open to the public. I've been busy coordinating nearly 260 volunteers and we're expecting at least one busload and attendees coming from all corners of the country. In all, we're anticipating around 3,000 attendees.

When attendees purchase books, at least 40% of each sale will go to literacy programs. This year's beneficiaries are the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Robeson County, Communities In Schools of Robeson County and the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library.

For more information, please visit www.bookemnc.org - and follow our blog at www.bookemnc.blogspot.com.

2 comments:

Catherine Lee said...

pm...I know a couple of authors here in Wilmington who have asked me how authors can participate in Book 'Em North Carolina. Other than by attending, is there a way that authors can get in on the action? If not this year, how do they get an invite for next year?

Thanks.

Catherine Lee
Librarian
Cape Fear Community College
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

p.m.terrell said...

Hi, Catherine! We'd love to have them! Authors can be featured at BENC (talks, signings, etc) through open enrollment at www.bookemnc.org. I will have the 2014 enrollment form posted by March. Over the past two years, we have been completely full by mid-summer so authors do need to check back in March, complete the enrollment form and get it to me asap. There is no charge for a table but we do ask for 40% of each book sale (same as a bookstore) and 100% of those funds go to literacy campaigns. Thanks for asking! And thanks for following my blog!