Saturday, April 2, 2016

Wellsboro Bookfest 2016

The time has come 'round once again, dear local authors!!

This year's Wellsboro BookFest will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5th, from 9 to 3pm. Once again, it will be a community literacy festival, featuring YOU -- local & regional authors, who will sell their own books, talk with public, and talk with other authors about what works for them and what doesn't. We also have a used book sale, whose proceeds benefit the Wellsboro Area School libraries.

What is new for this year: BookFest will be held at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, right on Main Street. We should get much better traffic, because the visibility is FANTASTIC. BookFest is to be held right in the front gallery, with the huge windows facing the Main Street sidewalks and the Coolidge Theater. . We will benefit not only from all the PR that we do, AND that the school does, but also from the Deane Center's large mailing list and advertising space.

To participate in this year's BookFest, authors need to send us a check or come into the bookstore to make a nonrefundable payment of $25. This reserves one "cafeteria-sized" table, buys you a ton of PR, and guarantees your spot in this year's festival. The earlier we receive your payment, the earlier we can start promoting YOU as part of the festival, and giving you PR in more venues. Please send us blurbs and press release info that we may use to promote you in the newspaper, on the radio, in social media, on our website, etc. etc. Please make checks payable to "From My Shelf", to 7 East Avenue, Suite 101, Wellsboro, PA 16901. We'd like to have payment by Sept. 30th at the latest.

Local authors can set up their tables/areas between 6pm and 8pm on Friday evening, November 4th, or you may arrive at the Deane Center between 7:30 and 8:30am to set up then. Plan on being completely ready by 8:45 because the door opens to the public promptly at 9am. You will miss opportunities and possible sales if you're still scurrying around, fixing up your space. Don't forget that authors need to maintain their own cash register. You pay $25 for your space; the money you make is completely yours. We do not take any further percentage. You collect the cash; you decide if you're taking credit cards or checks. You collect your own sales tax, and deal with that on your own, with your own accountant.

If you need info about lodging, please let us know.

If you know of anyone else who would be interested in having a table, let them know and let us know!!

If you want more than one table for your display, it is not $25 per table. It's $25 for your space; if you need additional tables, it will be $10 extra per table. Maximum 3 tables, thanks!

So, let's get going! Woo-hoo!

We're promoting the event already, on our Facebook pages, and in local print media. I had a visit today from the director of the Deane Center, firming up details. Time to kick it into high gear!


Kasey Cox, manager
From My Shelf Books & Gifts
7 East Ave, Suite 101
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 724-5793
From My Shelf Books & Gifts | Building community, one book at a time, one event at a time

check us out on Facebook under From My Shelf Books & Gifts AND Wellsboro's BookFest

1 comment:

  1. If you are a local musician with a CD to promote, then Bookfest could be right for you too!