Spring 2003 (Vol. IV, No. 1) Table of Contents
- President’s Message
- Global Book Town Independent Booksellers
- Trances That Heal: Rites, Rituals and Brain Chemicals
- For Love or Money?
- Mystery Novel Characters: Often Miscast for Films, TV
- Producing Your Own Newsletter
- Pitspopany Press
- Stanford Libraries Create Saroyan Prize for Writers
- The Quiet Revolution: The Expansion of the Used Book Market ©
- Good ethics are good business (but don’t forget your margins)
- Books at Auction
- Constant Change – Columbia Books
- English Teacher Efforts To Interest Teens in Books, Reading
- The Future of Used Bookselling – An Observation
- Never Mind The Book, How’s The Cover?
- Ephemeral Assays – the Paper Trail
- Miami Book Fair International
- The 2002 Oregon Antiquarian Book Fair
- OP MAGAZINE: A New Book Magazine
- Here’s A Clue For Mystery Fans: Left Coast Crime 2003 Opens Feb. 27
- L.A. Festival of Books Set for April 25-27
- Bookseller Monthly
- From the Editor
- Hot Links: Women in the Book Trade
- IOBA Q & A Column
- PDA’s In Bookselling
- A Weighty Subject
- Interview of Robert Westbrook, Author
- Review: Sic Ravings
- secondhandbooks.org: buy and sell books online for FREE!
- Chrislands Online Bookstores
- Biblio.com Announcement
Will yellow police tape surround the Pasadena Hilton Feb. 27 to March 1? See story for clues
Pasadena, CA won’t be wrapped in yellow police tape on Thursday, Feb.27 but it will be a major crime scene from then until Sunday, Mar. 2. The only clues you need to solve the case are three words: Left Coast Crime, the killer convention for West Coast mystery authors, publishers, booksellers, collectors and dedicated fans.
Left Coast Crime Convention 2003 will draw mystery fans from around the globe to celebrate “Lights! Camera! Murder!” at Hilton Pasadena Hotel. Robert Crais appears as Guest of Honor with Jerrilyn Farmer as Toastmaster and Sue Feder as Fan Guest of Honor. The weekend is packed with over 60 panels, plus author signings and discussion groups.
The convention kicks off Thursday night with a live performance of a vintage radio mystery, “Sorry, Wrong Number,” and a special K-9 police dog demonstration.
Friday’s panels feature Robert Crais, Michael Connolly, T. Jefferson Parker, Barbara Seranella, John Morgan Wilson, Richard Barre, Roger Simon, Robert Ferrigno, J.A. Jance, Rochelle Krich, Denise Hamilton, Eddie Muller, Dick Lochte, Kelly Lange, Earlene Fowler, April Smith and Jan Burke. Day passes are $75.
Saturday’s key event is a Q&A with Robert Crais. Also on tap: forensics sessions with Elizabeth Devine (from TV’s CSI) and polygraph expert Jack Trimarco. Panelists are Paul Bishop, Adrian Muller, Matt Witten, Michael Perry, Stephen J. Cannell, Nathan Walpow, Jerrilyn Farmer, Rhys Bowen, Gillian Roberts, Parnell Hall, Robert Levinson and Michael Collins. An evening dessert party includes the presentation of awards and an auction, with proceeds going to the L.A. Chapter of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. Saturday passes are $90 and include the party.
Sunday’s half-day session features a dialogue-writing workshop led by screen-writer Sharon Doyle (Nero Wolfe) and panels with David Sherman, John Shannon, Carolyn Wheat, Paula Woods, Michael Mallory, and Rodney Johnson. Sunday passes are $30.
A complete schedule and registration information is posted at www.leftcoastcrime2003.com. Enrollment for the entire convention ($175) includes continental breakfasts, Friday buffet dinner, new books and a souvenir gift bag.
Check out the Independent Online Booksellers Association Website