Call-for-Authors for Bookmark It’s next Locally Grown Words Book Fair.

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on November 25, 2014


Kim Britt of Bookmark It sends this note:

“This year the Locally Grown Words Book Fair will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from noon-4pm in the courtyard, hallways, and (potentially) APEX meeting space of our popular East End Market.  The last two fairs drew between 300-350 people throughout the day, AND as with last December’s event, also falls on the same day as Audubon Park’s holiday sidewalk sale & Stardust’s annual Grandma Party Gift Bazaar…making for a fun day of local holiday shoppers.

Basic details:

Table rental = $30

Share a table with another author =$20 (we will try to pair you up with same genre if you don’t reserve with someone in particular)

Authors collect and keep 100% of sales (be sure you bring cash box and credit card processing options)

Full Table rental includes:

  • 6’ table and 2 chairs (can provide additional one if needed).
  • Day-of-Show maps will be posted and distributed by ‘Elf Volunteers’ to attendees
  • Marketing collateral includes Poster and “bookmark’ flyers along with a digital package for you to share on your own social media ! (see attached)
  • Press release to go out twice:  Once this week announcing overall event and another a week out, with confirmed author line-up.  Plus FB Page/invitations and both Bookmark It and East End Market event calendar/newsletters.
  • By all accounts, this event will go to a wait-list again, so let us know as soon as possible !
  • Once all confirmed, you will receive a Paypal invoice to email back for payment (or you can swing by and drop off a check).  PLUS, if not an existing consigner, please include a mailing address and cell phone number.
  • SOOOO, in ‘long’, if YES you are interested, please respond to this email and let me know if you’d like a full or half table (and if sharing with someone in particular…who that is).  THIS IS A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS AS TABLE SPACE IS LIMITED.   A WAIT LIST WILL BE CREATED UNTIL DETERMINATION OF ADDITIONAL HALL RENTAL CONFIRMED.  
  • Bookmark It will be manning a free gift wrap station (2nd floor) and this year we are teaming up with Mollie Ray Elementary School volunteers (Title-1 public school in Pine Hills) for a gently-used book drive for their students.   Bookmark It will be offering a 20% off discount off any STORE purchase with donation.  Authors at table rentals are not included in this discount…but can certainly accept it if they like :)  We are also looking into expanding into the APEX meeting space this year…author demand will determine whether that will happen.  We would want to be sure that we had a full-high energy-room !”

Kim Britt

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