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EVENT COORDINATOR, BOISE, ID: Rediscovered Books has an immediate opening for the position of Events Coordinator.  The store is known for its outstanding literary events, knowledgeable staff, broad selection of books and deep ties to the community including local schools and nonprofit organizations. The Event Coordinator would be responsible for overseeing over 150 in store and off-site events each year ranging from being a bookseller partner, to in-store signing events for local and touring authors, to creating community events around a love of books and words. Rediscovered Books is a diverse, close-knit staff of 12-15 full- and part-time booksellers.
Responsibilities
  • Writing persuasive author event proposals and working closely with publishers and authors to book events
  • Planning and carefully managing event logistics, including :  Working with off-site venues, Identifying and working with vendors, event partners, and local reading series
  • Other detail-oriented tasks as needed that must be executed in a time sensitive manner in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working some events to include author care, writing and delivering author introductions, overseeing events
  • Coordinating with multiple Bookshop departments including marketing, buying and floor staff to ensure the adequate representation and enthusiasm for each event.
  • Coordinating public relations with major media outlets including writing press releases and networking with media partners around events and managing social media postings.
  • Follow up with publishers, authors and others to deepen relationships and suggest future collaborations, including institutional sales
  • Tracking events sales and assessing the profit and loss of the events program on an ongoing basis and via year end reporting
  • Assist in planning occasional special events, including Independent Bookstore Day, Small Business Saturday, Bookstore Birthday and other and other creative one-time partnerships.
  • All positions at Rediscovered Books require front desk bookselling
Desired skills and qualifications
  • Excellent written skills including experience writing marketing or public relations text.
  • Excellent oral communication skills including confidence in publicly representing Rediscovered Books.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including experience building and maintaining relationships with a diverse network of individuals and organizations.
  • Good understanding of the Boise community (schools, organizations, politics, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to shift between a wide variety of projects
  • Time management skills and ability to prioritize a large volume of tasks. Project management experience a plus.
  • Experience with working with media a plus
  • Love of books and knowledge of a wide variety of books a must
  • Self-motivation, enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Availability and willingness to work a mix of days, nights and weekends
Salary and benefits to be discussed. Pay is consistent with our industry and includes: health insurance, paid vacation, and book seller discount.
To apply please send a resume and cover letter, which should include information about a book that changed your life.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for an interview.  Send your application to Laura DeLaney,  laura@rdbooks.net

MARKETING & PUBLICITY COORDINATOR, Seattle, WA:  Sasquatch Books is seeking a creative, enthusiastic Marketing & Publicity Coordinator to create dynamic, integrated marketing campaigns for 1/3 of its Adult titles and to oversee key marketing programs across the Adult list, including catalog development, trade shows, and author events.

The ideal candidate for this position is a highly energetic self-starter who is devoted to and excited by connecting books and readers. The Marketing & Publicity Coordinator plans and executes integrated book marketing campaigns that drive sales. This team player is a people-person with excellent communications and organizational skills who develops and nurtures rewarding relationships with authors, marketing and publicity contacts, retail customers, industry colleagues, and readers far and wide. Job requirements include computer literacy in a variety of digital environments as well as strong writing and editing skills, visual awareness, and organizational skills.

For a full job description, please click here http://www.sasquatchbooks.com/about/. Deadline for applications: January 4, 2017. 

 

BOOKSTORE MANAGER, Juneau, AK: Discovery Southeast is excited to be hiring a manager to oversee and run the retail bookstore and gift shop at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. This is a broad position with significant responsibility which encompasses all aspects of retail operation, from inventory management and merchandising to hiring and scheduling staff.  The manager will also be involved in community outreach—organizing public events at the visitor center, as well as assisting with Discovery Southeast membership, marketing, and events during the non-tourist season. For full job description, please click here.

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LITERARY HAPPENINGS

WRITING CONTEST: The contest, which is presented by Tin House in partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting’s (OPB) State of Wonder, is structured around the classic plot-device manual Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots by William Wallace. 
Every Wednesday, for five weeks, Tin House will release a prompt from Plotto. To enter the contest, writers must use the prompt to write their own 500-word (or less) story before the following Monday at 5:00 PST. Interested participants can find the weekly prompts on the OPB Facebook page, the State of Wonder webpage and at Tin House. The first prompt will be posted online on Wednesday, October 19.
Weekly winners will read their stories in a broadcast of OPB’s State of Wonder, see them published on tinhouse.com, and receive the brand-new paperback edition of Plotto. More information about the contest and its rules, including details about the Grand Prize trip to Portland, can be found at: www.opb.org/radio/article/tinhouse-plotto-flash-fiction-contest-william-wallace-cook/?t=290086

STORES FOR SALE/PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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STORE FIXTURES

PORTLAND, OR: Free trade shelving and displays, Portland State University Bookstore,  1715 SW 5th Ave.

Anyone interested in any of these free fixtures should  contact Store Manager  Cory Adamski,  503-226-2631, or Course Materials Team Leader Elizabeth Hamilton, 503-546-1754.

AUTHOR OPPORTUNITIES

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