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ALA 2016 Orlando

American Library Association Conference Special
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June 29 to July 31, 2016


A Secret History of the Ollie received a Gold Medal for Sports on June 25, 2016 from Foreword Reviews during the recent American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida.

This nonfiction work on skateboarding history and skate culture by Craig B. Snyder also took a Gold Medal in May at the 20th Annual 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards, held at the annual BEA (BookExpo America) in Chicago.

Librarians and others can celebrate with 15% off and free shipping. Enter discount code “ALA16” during checkout.

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Miami Book Fair International — November 20-22, 2015
Black Salt Press will be in Section E at the 32nd annual Miami Book Fair (See our map below). The Street Fair event runs from 10am to 6pm for three days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All Black Salt Press books, T-shirts, and other promotional items will be on sale with discounts as much as 30% off the retail price. Look for new Black Salt Press releases by Bruno Green, Rachael Pongetti, and Jonesy Mackelthorpe. Black Salt Press author Craig B. Snyder will at the fair all three days signing copies of his recent award-winning book, A Secret History of the Ollie.

Highlights of the Miami Book Fair to take note of include a reading by writer/poet/musician Patti Smith on Sunday, November 15 at 7pm and a reading by poet, essayist and environmental activist Gary Snyder on Thursday, November 19 at 5:30pm. For more information about the Fair and to see a map visit

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Special Institutional Pricing
Black Salt Press offers special pricing for libraries and other institutions wishing to add this book or any of our other books to their collection. Please contact us to place an order or for more information.

Awards, NPR, and More
A SECRET HISTORY OF THE OLLIE: Vol. 1: The 1970s by Craig B. Snyder has been gaining a lot of traction since its release in March. The book brought home “Best In Category” in General Trade Illustrated works at the 58th Annual New England Book Show in Boston in May. That same month A Secret History of the Ollie was featured on national public radio on NPR’s Only A Game after Mr. Snyder was interviewed by Karen Given at WBUR in Boston. The segment, “The ‘Secret History’ of Skateboarding’s Most Fundamental Trick,” aired on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. In August, A Secret History of the Ollie won a Gold Medal at the FAPA President’s Book Awards in Buena Vista, Florida. In the latest news, author Craig B. Snyder will be appearing on WPBT Channel 2’s “Art Loft” sometime in the Fall of 2016.

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ALA Expo and Conference, San Francisco, June 26-28, 2015
If you are attending the annual American Library Association Conference in San Francisco at the end of June, Black Salt Press will be there at The Combined Book Exhibit in booth 2701. Exhibit Hours are as follows: Friday, June 26, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm; Saturday, June 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, June 28, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; and Monday, June 29, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

NEA Expo and Conference, Orlando, July 1-3, 2015
Black Salt Press will be at the National Education Association Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, from July 1 to July 3 at The Combined Book Exhibit in booth 301. Exhibit Hours are as follows: Wednesday, July 1, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Thursday, July 2, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; and Friday, July 3, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

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