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Friday, September 22, 2017

My Favorite 5$ Book Promotion

I generally don't pass along information about specific book fairs to my blog subscribers because they are so regional and because I don't recommend that authors participate if they can't be there in person.  This one is an exception because it is so inexpensive and because the fair producers (see below) pay attention to authors (and their books!) who choose to support but can't be on site.

The Authors' Book Fair is held in conjunction with the ArtsWorks Festival and features a display for authors unable to attend for the frugal price of $5. I have participated for years. They always send me a shot of the display they set up (see the photo at left) and I have found many wonderful networking partners in the process. The fair is November 18 and 19, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935. FREE and open to the public. Thousands let their muse run wild and attend this annual even in warm and sunny Florida! And if you can be there, you are welcome in person, of course! Learn more at http://AuthorsForAuthors.com. Or contact Valerie Allen for more information or help with registration: Vallenwriter@gmail.com.     
·  Cost: $5.00 per book (cash only)
·  Enclose book, business cards, and payment in zip lock bag with your contact information
·  If you want your book returned, please enclose a SASE
·  All must be delivered or mailed to: Valerie Allen, 101 E. New Haven Av, Melbourne, FL 32901 (or put in drop box in back door) on or before 11/01/17.

Your book(s) and business cards are placed face out on display table (no sales involved) for two days. The book fair is run by Valerie Allen ~ Marshall Frank ~ Holly Fox Vellekoop Registration Deadline: 11/01/17.


Howard-Johnson is the author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the award-winning second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter (where she talks more about choosing and the advantages of winning contests and how to use those honors)  and The Frugal Editor. Her latest is in the series is  How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page, http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfileGreat Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and, another booklet, The Great First Impression Book Proposal helps writers who want to be traditionally published. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com )

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