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Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Book Fairs: Keeping Your Books Out There!

I sponsored booths like this at this huge fair for many years. Trust me... with the work and expense involved, this is truly “frugal!”  😊

Big booth that holds 8 authors a day!
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SPAWN at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Join SPAWN as an author in our booth 
April 18 & 19
Since its inception 24 years ago, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has grown into the premiere book event on the West Coast. Attracting more than 150,000 book lovers, the Festival of Books is the single best place to sell your books to one of America’s largest book-buying market.

Small publishers and indie author members can gain exposure by becoming part of the SPAWN booth at the Festival. Again this year, SPAWN will promote its booth with a series of press releases highlighting members who will be in the booth each day.

Unlike other groups offering an hour or day to authors, SPAWN is a full day experience.

Want to get your book(s) in front of this
150,000 book loving audience?
Come exhibit for one or both days

Two ways to exhibit. Pick the one that's best for you.
Option One: Have a tabletop display in the SPAWN booth plus sell your book(s).
If this interests you, sign up now. Space is limited and strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. The booth fee is $285 for one day or $550 for two days, which includes participation in our booth handouts. NON-MEMBERS IS $75 HIGHER.

Option Two: Have a book on display in the SPAWN booth

If you can’t make it personally to Los Angeles, why not have a copy of your book on display in the booth? SPAWN will feature your book(s) in the booth and in the handout. Cost is $85.

Do authors sell many books at the festival?
Some members sell boxes of books.

Almost everyone makes valuable contacts that lead to future sales—sign up for gigs on radio talk shows or receive invitations for book signings or presentations, set up interviews with the press, meet educators who’d like to get authors’ children’s books into schools, find publishers for their next projects, discover distributors for specific types of books, and more. One member connected with someone who filmed a documentary based on his military book. The documentary still plays on the Military Channel.
Remember: LA = Hollywood
Movie/television producers attend the Festivalin search of new projects. Two movie studios sponsor the event.

More about the Blogger

 Howard-Johnson is the multi award-wining 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 multi award-winning The Frugal Book Promoter (http://bit.ly/FrugalBookPromoIII), now offered by Modern History Press in its third edition. Carolyn's latest is in the #HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers is How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page (http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfile). Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers (http://bit.ly/Last-MinuteEditing) is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and, another booklet, The Great First Impression Book Proposal (http://bit.ly/BookProposalsII) helps writers who want to be traditionally published. The Frugal Editor (http://bit.ly/FrugalEditor), now in its second edition, is the winningest book in the series. Carolyn also 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 (http://bit.ly/RetailersGuide). In addition to this blog, Carolyn 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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