Dear Center Affiliate Directors, I hope you are all doing well! I’m reaching out with a question for the listserv and would appreciate any input that anyone is willing to share (If you would prefer to reply directly to me or talk offline you can email me directly at [log in to unmask]). Do you receive requests from authors/publicists to feature their work in a program, and how do you field those requests? There are often so many writers, and only so many spaces with which to feature their work. Does anyone have a successful strategy that you use to politely decline not being able to feature a book for a program or event? Is there anyway that you capture these interactions for future use? Thank you in advance for your thoughtful contributions! *Melissa Giblin *(she/her/hers) *Director of North Carolina Center for the Book* Main (704) 687-1520 | Direct (704) 687-1526 [log in to unmask] Please click here if you would like to schedule time to speak about our programming opportunities. <https://melissagiblin.youcanbook.me/> [image: Facebook Icon] <https://www.facebook.com/NCHumanities/> <https://www.instagram.com/nchumanities/>[image: Twitter Icon] <https://twitter.com/NCHumanities>[image: LinkedIn Icon] <https://www.linkedin.com/company/north-carolina-humanities-council-inc./> *DONATE <https://nchumanities.networkforgood.com/projects/33966-general-donation-page>* *Confidentiality Notice*: This message (including any attachments) is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to which it is addressed. This message may contain information that is legally privileged, confidential or otherwise exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, please note that any use, dissemination, distribution or copying of this message is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Please notify the sender immediately by return email and delete all copies of this message.