miércoles, 21 de mayo de 2014

Special TV opportunity for children's book authors‏ - Estados Unidos

We have a great opportunity for children's book authors who would love to learn more about getting your book or work onto television. It happens June 6th at the Sheraton Universal Hotel right next to Universal Studios. This is the first time a panel like this has been created about children's television and other video media with a Latino angle - and we've arranged for attendance to the panel to be FREE. 
The insightful panel includes Linda Simensky, Vice President of Children's Programing for PBS; Stephanie Aaronson, Vice President for Education & Community with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Jorge Aguirre, a writer and producer with Disney; and Kevin Clarke with the George Mason Center for Digital Media Innovation & Diversity.  
The panel is part of the 2014 Media Summit being put on by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, an organization that I'm honored to serve as co-chair of. We've also got you a great rate for the ENTIRE conference, if you are interested in staying for the rest of the conference.
Please RSVP to for the free registration. You must sign up in advance and seating is limited. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this panel. I look forward to seeing you there. 
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Kirk Whisler
The 2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards Ceremony will be held in Las Vegas this year in conjunction with the American Library Association Annual Convention
The Awards is June 28th in Las Vegas at the Clark County Library Theater - a beautiful 400 seat facility. 
  • Address:  
    1401 East Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas
  • When: Doors will open at 5:00. We will begin at 5:30 with awarding Award Winning Author pins to all First, Second and honorable mention winners. We will then do a GROUP PHOTO of all honorees and the more detailed Ceremony begins at 6:00. The event will end around 9:00.
  • Tickets:  Each 2014 finalists will be given ONE ticket for each category that they are a finalists in. Your ticket request MUST be received by MAY 1.  We do have a few seats available at $25 each. We have a MUCH larger facility this year, (400 seats) but the seats are going VERY fast. 
  • Tickets will be at the theater.  We will not be sending out tickets. Your name will be on a list and you will check in at tables in the lobby of the theater. 
  • Hotel.  Because Las Vegas has so many reasonably priced hotels we are NOT making recommendations. The Awards are two miles EAST of the Las Vegas strip on Flamingo Road, a major road with lots of major hotels on it and near it. Weeknight rates are as low as $50 to $70 and weekends as low as $70 to $100. 
The Int'l Latino Book Awards are sponsored this year by 
Libros Publishing and Novelist 
Cecilia Velástegui at the Gold level; 
Vaso Roto Ediciones
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Award Winning Author Tour
This is an ambitious new program that we are introducing this year to help promote all the quality Latino books that have been produced. We will have a booth or display of this year's Int'l Latino Book Award Finalists. For some of the events we will be able to have authors there to sell and sign there books, and for others it will be more a display to get across the importance of books for the Latino community. 

For each of these events the transportation to the event and hotel rooms at the event are the responsibility of the participating author. If there is a registration fee to be in the Exhibit Area we will note it here. These opportunities are for AUTHORS, not for publishers. Kirk is the primary contact for all events listed below unless otherwise noted. 

 We are encouraging all you winning authors to start using the honorific title of AWA after your name. You have earned that title by being a Finalists in the Int'l Latino Book Awards. Since many people do not yet know what AWA stands for it is a great conversation starter - and will lead you to talk about your Award Winning Book and about the awards in general. Here's how it would look:  José Avalos, AWA. 
Please let me know your thoughts,  
Award winning author logo  
Award Winning Author Logo
We are working very hard to make the Int'l Latino Book Awards' Award Winning Author logo the GOLD symbol for books published for Latinos. We will be promoting the logo at a wide variety of events and via media nationwide and throughout Latin America. 
The logo is to be used in association with books that have earned a First Place, Second Place, or Honorable Mention (all our Finalists will have earned one of these designations) in any of the International Latino Book Awards competitions that we have held since the Awards were founded in the 1990's. Common places to place the logo are on the book's cover, title page, and back cover. 
The logo may NOT be used on books that have not won any of the awards describes above. It may be used on reprints of the above winning books, but NOT on new editions of these books. 
You can also use the term "Award Winning Author" in your press releases, cover descriptions, etc. 
We also have Award Winning Author stickers that are Gold and maroon and are 1-5/8" across. 
Here's the pricing:
1,000       $245
500          $170
200          $80
100          $50
Prices include shipping and handling. Let us know how many you want. 
The more we all use the Int'l Latino Book Awards' 
Award Winning Author logo the more we all are promoting quality books for Latinos.
Thank You For Your Involvement
Through all of our combined efforts we will get across the vast number and variety of books by and about Latinos that exist. Thank you for participating in this important effort. 
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Kirk Whisler
Awards Chair