BOOK EXPO 2018: “Save the Date”! May 30—June 1; Jacob Javits Center, New York
Content is being consumed in more dynamic ways than ever before and new methods must be used to engage readers. BookExpo is evolving to lead the global publishing industry to its consumer driven future and celebrate storytelling in all its forms. It’s the place where industry, authors and readers converge to define the new publishing universe. BookExpo provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers and learn from industry leaders and peers. BookExpo culminates with BookCon, our two day Fan event where storytelling and pop culture collide. Embrace the future of publishing with us in New York City on May 30-June 1, 2018.
AAA BOOKS UNLIMITED SELECTED 2014 BEST OF DEERFIELD AWARDS FOR BOOK STORES:
Press Release—Deerfield, Illinois; April 23, 2014: Each year, the Deerfield Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Deerfield area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Deerfield Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Deerfield Award Program and data provided by third parties. The Deerfield Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Deerfield area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Deerfield Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
LOCAL AUTHOR TURNS REJECTION INTO SUCESSFUL LITERARY AGENCY: Pioneer Press – Deerfield Review
Reported by Hannah Kohut; photographer, Michael Schmidt - Chicago Sun-Times Media, January 17, 2013
Pictured below, AAA Books Unlimited literary agent Nancy Rosenfeld.
DEERFIELD, IL — After helping save Jews — including a wrongly-imprisoned scientist — from the former Soviet Union in the 1980s and 1990s, Deerfield resident Nancy Rosenfeld and the now-free scientist, Dr. Yuri Tarnopolsky, decided to write books about their experiences.
“Two People, Two Worlds: From Tyranny to Freedom” is Rosenfeld’s offering and Tarnopolsky, who Rosenfeld said was wrongly arrested and held prisoner from 1983-1986, titled his book “Memoirs of 1984.” But Rosenfeld said after a slew of rejections from publishers, citing that “no one is interested in a country that is ceasing to exist,” she decided to take matters into her own hands. “I fired that agent,” Rosenfeld said. “At that time, I had learned the ropes and I sold both books to the University Press of America; and, the next thing I knew, there were the books [in print].” Rosenfeld then launched her own literary agency, AAA Books Unlimited, and in twenty years has represented authors from all around the world. “I figured that if I could sell two books about a country that was ceasing to exist, I should open up an agency and devote my attention to debut authors like myself, to give them an opportunity,” Rosenfeld said. Her role as an agent is to screen book proposals and manuscripts from authors, then decide if she will represent them and make proposals to some of the world’s top publishers. “I was flooded immediately with inquiries, I did very little advertising, and before I knew it I could no longer offer my services to many debut authors. Now, I accept only less than 10 percent of the inquiries I receive.” Rosenfeld said she sets her standards for authors “very high,” and puts each manuscript through a strict approval process. “I look at them very critically,” Rosenfeld said. “They have to have something to sell; they have to be recognized in their fields, and their stories have to resonate with me.” Rosenfeld also said that she is careful to send only the best proposals to her publishers, which include Random House and Oxford University Press. “If an author comes to me and I see a red flag, I don’t care who it is, I don’t accept that person. Publishers rely very heavily on literary agents to screen the authors that we send to them. Nothing, but nothing leaves this office unless it meets all standards of excellence.” To date, Rosenfeld said she has represented authors from as far away as Australia, and that she currently represents more than 50 authors. “People say to me, Nancy, why don’t you get a life because you’re always working,” Rosenfeld said. “I couldn’t imagine a better life. I love my profession because I meet the most interesting people from all over.”
The 9th Annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference, February 27th and 28th, 2009, Hilton Hotel, Lisle, IL.
More than 20 different speakers from all areas of art – visual, performing (theater, music, dance, acting), literary, and media presented. The speakers were listed by area of interest - visual, literary, media, and performing. Representing AAA Books Unlimited was Nancy Rosenfeld.
AAA Author, Dorothy Meita Roth: We’ll always remember Dorothy Meita Roth, who died suddenly May 30, 2006 as the result of a medical error. Her book, LOVE SAFARI: from Cape Town to New York (from illusion to reality), represents Dorothy's legacy and we were close to contract at the time of her death. Dorothy was a pillar of the community in Allentown, Pennsylvania. http://dorothyroth.com/
ERIC COGSWELL BIPOLAR DISORDER MEMORIAL CONFERENCE—May 5, 2006; Portsmouth, NH:
Nancy Rosenfeld delivered Keynote Address, 6th Annual Eric Cogswell Bipolar Disorder Memorial Conference, Portsmouth, NHH
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (Saturday, July 17, 2004)
Chicago, “the Windy City,” defied all odds as everyone gathered Saturday evening under clear skies, balmy 70-degree weather, and no bugs in celebration of AAA’s summer gala. Getting to Chicago was another story! Friday afternoon, as the marquee was going up in the garden and tables were being set for 85 guests, stranded travelers began phoning. Chicago’s airports had shut down due to a severe thunderstorm watch. For AAA’s hostess Nancy Rosenfeld, it was instant panic since most guests were arriving by air. Nevertheless, everyone safely made it despite flight delays up to seven hours and one case of lost luggage. Roasting the Host: Brook Noel, President, Champion Press, Ltd; Jan Fawcett, MD, Author; Bernard Golden, PhD, Author; Michael Steinberg, Lit. Agent; Bob LaZebnik, brother of Jack. Readings: Shyam Amladi: “Why Me?” And further observations of the confused American Male, Glenn Campbell: NAKED VEGAS: A totally cynical guide to Sin City, Joe Gumm: Due Dads: a comical guide to assisting your spouse with a natural birth, Bill Melms: How to Stay Afloat Wearing Army Boots, Photo Gallery, click here: click here to view photographs