For immediate release | April 10, 2012

ALTAFF to present ‘The Journey of a Book – From Writer to Reader’ at Book Expo America

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will present “The Journey of a Book: From Writer to Reader” from noon-12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 at Book Expo America.

Best-selling author Robert Goolrick ("A Reliable Wife" and the forthcoming "Heading Out to Wonderful"), along with his agent Lynn Nesbit and Algonquin Executive Editor Chuck Adams and Director of Online Marketing Michael Taeckens, will discuss the highs and lows of writing, representing, editing, promoting and publicizing a book, as well as the sometimes strange path it follows to reach the readers’ hands. Nora Rawlinson, co-founder and editor of EarlyWord, will moderate. The program will be presented by ALTAFF and Algonquin.

Librarians, educators, Friends of the Library, Trustees and Foundations are invited to attend Book Expo America, held June 4-7 at the Javits Center in New York, for a special discounted rate of $99. This rate is valid through May 17, 2012. Contact Diana Press at (800) 363-3631 or (203) 840-5533 or email for more information on discounts.

For more information, visit Visit ALTAFF at BEA at booth 4379.

ALTAFF is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. ALTAFF brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit, or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or