Up Close & Personal With Industry Tastemakers

From a breathtaking party spread to being featured in the hottest magazines, have you ever wondered how they do it?

Meet the authors behind your favorite books on design, home décor, and entertaining with style at the Author’s Corner book signings January 10 – 17 during The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®. Complimentary cappuccino will also be available.

Author’s Corner & Espresso Lounge  |  Building 1, Floor 2, 2-A-15

Thursday, January 12
Tracery: The Art of Southern Design by Paige Sumblin Schnell
2 – 2:30 p.m.

Paige Sumblin Schnell, owner of Tracery, is a celebrated interior designer with a penchant for creating distinctive homes with gracious comfort, timeless elegance and an undeniable contemporary point of view. With an eye for detail and a keen understanding of each client’s desires, Paige brings welcoming and sophisticated spaces to life.

Thursday, January 12
Picture Perfect Parties by Annette Joseph
3 – 3:30 p.m.

Annette Joseph is the entertaining expert for the Today Show and Better Homes and Gardens. Her motto: Make it simple and make it gorgeous! Her book, Picture Perfect Parties, provides an arsenal of tricks for a year’s worth of get-togethers, holidays, and special occasions, combining down-to-earth gusto with do-it-yourself brilliance to create an entertaining cookbook for people who want to entertain more and with panache.

Thursday, January 12
Tree of Treasures by Bonnie Mackay
5 – 5:30 p.m.

Bonnie Mackay’s annual Christmas tree showcases a lifetime collecting almost 3,000 ornaments. Her beautifully illustrated book, Tree of Treasures, highlights the heartfelt stories behind a hundred of those cherished possessions, illuminating how ornaments, as we unpack and hang them each holiday season, tell the story of our lives.

Friday, January 13
Recipe for Press by Amy Flurry
2 – 2:30 p.m.

Amy Flurry is a seasoned editor of 15 years and has contributed to magazines and online publications. Her book, Recipe for Press, represents her unique ability to share how to create fruitful relationships with media influencers and score valuable press. The book is a “how-to-be-your-own-publicist” guide to all of the information a seasoned editor wants to share with you before you pitch your story.

Friday, January 13
Timeless Style by Suzanne Kasler
3:30 – 4 p.m.

Suzanne Kasler is renowned for designing welcoming surroundings replete with charm and grace. European sensibility, pretty palettes, and masterful use of architectural elements are the hallmarks of her iconic aesthetic. Lavishly illustrated, Timeless Style is the beautiful second volume of her work, profiling a range of Kasler’s recent residential successes.

Saturday, January 14
Gracious Rooms by Barbara Westbrook
2 – 2:30 p.m.

In Gracious Rooms, Barbara Westbrook, the South’s most inviting designer, sets out her principles for creating a house rich with both polish and patina. Walking the reader through a dozen stunning homes—light-filled lake retreats, contemporary houses, and historic mansions—Westbrook shares her accessible, appealing ideas.

Learn more about these events as well as many others featuring industry leaders at AmericasMart.com/Events.

Amy Flurry and Summer Fest Cookout

If you’re planning on coming to Market Wednesday this week, be sure to Get Press Ready! and enjoy a Summer Fest Cookout!

Amy Flurry, author of the invaluable DIY publicity book “Recipe for Press, Pitch Your Story Like the Pros and Create a Buzz” is back to show you how to Get Press Ready! Her

Freelance writer, editor and stylist Amy Flurry

standing-room-only seminars have been popular with both shoppers and vendors for her ability to demystify the process of scoring valuable publicity and getting your brand in print (even if your marketing budget is non-existent!)

Get Press Ready!

How to tell your story, share your product and land publicity (on your own!)

Wednesday, June 6

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Building 1, Floor 14, Seminar Room

While you’re here, be sure to enjoy some great Atlanta flavors with the Summer Fest Cookout. Tastings from King of PopsEmpire State SouthDBA and Fox Brothers. Plus see the latest in outdoor décor in the Living. Indoor/Outdoor. The Gardens product category. From seeing to tasting, your senses can’t afford to miss out on this summer shopping event!

Summer Fest Cookout

Wednesday, June 6

1-3 p.m.

Building 2 West Wing, Floor 9 & 10

 

For more information about the upcoming Market Wednesday, visit our site.

Create a Buzz This Market Wednesday

Freelance writer, editor and stylist Amy Flurry

What time is it? It’s time to Get Press Ready!  Learn how to land your product, your online boutique or your story in print!

Are you a designer looking for more exposure for your products or online shop? Or are you attending AmericasMart to fill your own boutique with incredible finds? Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could score some press and share them with a huge audience of potential customers?

Then it’s time for you to start pitching your business to blogs and magazines and to create a buzz through publicity that is FREE…if you know how to get it!

Amy Flurry, author of the invaluable DIY publicity book “Recipe for Press, Pitch Your Story Like the Pros and Create a Buzz” is back to show you how to Get Press Ready! Her standing-room-only seminars have been popular with both shoppers and vendors for her ability to demystify the process of scoring valuable publicity and getting your brand in print (even if your marketing budget is non-existent!)

Recipe for Press, Pitch Your Story Like the Pros and Create a Buzz

Drawing on 15 years of experience as an freelance writer and magazine editor (she’s worked for the best and biggest, including Country Living, Lucky, InStyle, O @ Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Woman’s Day, Daily Candy) Amy shares all the insider pitching know-how to help you stand out to blog and magazine editors.

Simple. Straightforward. Her enthusiasm for helping people share their story is infectious. And we love how Amy shares the secrets to what really matters to editors, the four things they need to see in every pitch, how to anticipate what media influencers will be looking for and how to get it in their hands.

You’ll leave empowered, relieved and confident that you can successfully be your own publicist and expect results. And those results will increase sales. We can’t recommend this class enough so get there early and tell a friend and prepare to walk away with a renewed focus on marketing.

Get Press Ready!
How to tell your story, share your product and land publicity (on your own!)

Wednesday, June 6

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Building 1, Floor 14, Seminar Room

Amy will have her book available and to sign after the seminar.

It can also be purchased on her website: www.recipeforpress.com.