Are Books Dead? NCBPMA VIP Event: Monday, October 25, with Sara Nelson

RSVP by Wednesday, October 20 to and PLEASE include your company name and membership status.

Are books dead? Will the Kindle, iPad and the popularity of digital content send the published book the way of vinyl records and CDs?

The answers vary depending on whom you ask and few people are as knowledgeable, respected, and in-the-know as SARA NELSON, the former editor-in-chief of Publishers Weekly, who is now Books Director at O, The Oprah Magazine, and a critic for The Daily Beast. Her publishing columns in The New York Post and The New York Observer are legendary, and she’s held positions at Glamour, Self, and Book Publishing Report.

But above all else, Sara is a book lover. Her bestselling book SO MANY BOOKS, SO LITTLE TIME is a memoir of sorts from this self-described “unapologetic readaholic.” So we can hardly wait to hear what Sara has to say about the state of book publishing, her current views on the industry, where she thinks we’re headed, and her roles at O, The Oprah Magazine and The Daily Beast.

Authors, editors, publicists, marketers, agents, publishers, production folks-anyone interested in books and the future of our industry won’t want to miss this program.
NOTE!: To accommodate as many people as possible, we’ll offer a buffet menu of vegetarian and meat hors d’oeuvres in place of a sit down lunch:
* Spinach & feta in phyllo wraps
* Meatball sliders with roasted tomato pesto
* Deep fried truffle mac and cheese
* Smoked wild Alaskan salmon with tarragon crème fraiche potato gaufrettes
* Puff pastry cups with mango and brie
* House made chocolate truffles
* Coffee, Tea, and Soft Drinks

Please also note that this special program is on MONDAY October 25, and it will start earlier than usual:

11:30am-12pm ­ Lunch, networking 
12:00-12:45pm ­ Sarah’s talk
12:45-1:15pm ­ Q & A
1:30pm- Program ends
RSVP: RSVP by Wednesday, October 20 to and PLEASE include your company name and membership status. If you RSVP and then are unable to attend, to avoid being billed you must submit your cancellation via email three business days prior to the event.
COST: Members $30.00, Non-Members $45.00. Cash/checks only. Sorry, we do not accept credit cards.

ADDRESS: Hotel Rex is located at 562 Sutter Street between Powell and Mason streets. The nearest BART station is POWELL. Click here for other directions:

We look forward to welcoming you to our very special September event–it will sell out quickly so RSVP now! Huge thanks to our events team, Lorna and Helena, for pulling this stellar event together for us!


Adrienne Biggs, VP
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