Promotions & Events PLA 2016 Events Guide: Audiobooks and More

And we’re off to Denver, CO! The BOT team is excited to bring you the best in audio at PLA 2016. We’ve put together a guide so that you don’t miss out on great giveaways and events while you’re there. We’ll have plenty of goodies to hand out, including galleys, FREE audiobooks (see below for details!), CD samplers, Roald Dahl’s The BFG posters, and more! We can’t wait to see you there, from April 5-8!

GET YOUR FREE AUDIOBOOK: Stop by the BOT booth #1347 (Penguin Random House aisle) and sign-up or reconfirm your e-newsletter subscription to receive a FREE audiobook. We’re bringing some amazing titles from bestselling authors, like Anne Tyler, Jennifer Close, Bob Spitz, and more. Plus, you’ll automatically be entered into our raffle to win even more audiobooks to keep up with patron demand in 2016.

Grab a Galley!

We will have limited copies of the following titles. Share these new releases with your patrons!

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LivLang_BOT_lightboxLiving Language and FREE Fodor’s Guide

Stop by the Living Language for libraries booth (next to BOT) and sign up for a short demo. We’re excited to show you why Living Language’s engaging and easy-to-use digital format is a great fit for libraries. Participants can select a Fodor’s guide from our booth. For more information about Living Language for libraries, please visit


TotePenguin Random House Library Marketing feat. Books on Tape: Pile-High Book Buzz

Thursday, April 7th
Hyatt Regency, Capitol Ballroom

Snacks and local craft beer will be served.

Hear about the hottest books and audiobooks that will make your TBR pile a mile high! Get ARCs, Tote Bags, and the inside scoop on titles sure to drive your hold lists.
Jennifer Rubins from BOT Marketing will be joining alongside the Library Marketing Team to give input about upcoming audio news.

The first 50 attendees will receive a Ruth Reichl-signed audiobook of My Kitchen Year and a Ruth Recommends “Listen While You Cook” recipe packet!

RSVP here

Book Buzz: What’s New in Children’s and YA Publishing
Thursday, April 7, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 601/603/605/607

Hear news on the latest titles and trends in Children’s and YA publishing straight from the mouths of publishing professionals. Ask questions and give your feedback on what works (and what doesn’t) in your library.

Book Buzz: Presented by Booklist will highlight some of the best upcoming books for adults.
Wednesday, April 6, 9:30–10:30 AM
Colorado Convention Center
Mile High Ballroom 1–2

Get the inside scoop from a panel of premier publisher representatives, including:
Jen Childs, Penguin Random House
Golda Rademacher, W. W. Norton & Company
Talia Sherer, Macmillan
Virginia Stanley, HarperCollins
Moderated by Donna Seaman, Booklist Editor
More Info

More awesome PLA Events

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Audio Publishers Association Dinner
Hyatt Regency Denver, Capitol Ballroom

A PLA Conference favorite! Be sure to register for this special evening with the engaging author (and audiobook fan!) Ruth Reichl, plus, beloved narrators, and delicious food.
More Info

Friday, April 8

Big Ideas with Sherry Turkle
8:15 AM-9:15AM
Colorado Convention Center, Bellco Theatre
On Friday morning, our Big Ideas Series continues with Sherry Turkle, who has spent the last 30 years studying the psychology of people’s relationships with technology.

Adult Author Lunch with Arianna Huffington
12:00 PM-1:30PM
Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons Ballroom 1–2
PLA is pleased to announce Arianna Huffington, the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fourteen books, as an Adult Author Lunch speaker.

We Need Diverse Books Young Adult Lunch
12:00 PM-1:30PM
Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons Ballroom 4

PLA is pleased to partner with We Need Diverse Books™ ( to bring a panel of YA authors to the conference. This lunch program will be moderated by I.W. Gregorio and feature Lamar Giles (Edgar® Award Nominee for Fake ID), e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (Stonewall winner for Fat Angie), and Sara Farizan (Lambda Literary Award winner for If You Could Be Mine). Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
To find diverse audiobooks suggestions, visit

OUT @ the Library: Innovative LGBTQ Programming at the Library
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 102/104/106

The Seattle Public Library’s “OUT @ the Library” team focused on innovative and co-curated programming with community partners to reach LGBTQ youth, adults, and communities of color. This included several programming firsts for libraries: health fair events that included HIV and hepatitis rapid results, gender variant storytimes, and a literary drag event at a local nightclub for Banned Books Week. Come learn how you can apply the lessons learned to create your own risk-taking, community curated programming.
To find books and audiobooks that celebrate the LGBTQ community, visit

Saturday. April 9
Open to All: Serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Community in your Library
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 108/110/112

Serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) customers can often be challenging for public librarians, particularly in small and rural libraries. This session will help library staff work with a new toolkit from ALA’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table – “Open to All: Serving the GLBT Community in your Library.” This session will teach best practices, how to find local partnerships, and how to make your library open to all.
To find books and audiobooks that celebrate the LGBTQ community, visit

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