The first New Mexico Book Co-op Lunch will be Jan. 26, 2018, at the Golden Corral on San Mateo near Cliff’s. Meeting starts at noon but people come early -11 a.m. – to eat and network. The meeting will open the 2018 12th Annual NM & AZ Book Awards.
Last year, the Best Book was The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest written by John Nichols of Taos. In addition, over 56 books in other categories were named as winners. This year a new category is Graphic Novels.
To embellish the theme, Barbe Awalt of LPD Press/Rio Grande Books will talk about book contests and Are You Shooting Yourself in the Foot in How You Enter Book Contests? She will talk about various contests, rules, promotion, deadlines, and the things you should never do entering book contests.
The meeting is open to the public but everyone attending the lunch must pay for their own lunch. There is no cost to attend or to be a member. The New Mexico Book Co-op is the largest not-for-profit book organization in New Mexico and the Southwest.
The 2018 Awards program will feature a new category for books as well as reduced entry fees. Details available at the meeting.