Call for Authors
2018 PNBA Tradeshow
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 28, 29, 30
Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA
85 BOOKSTORES * 300 ATTENDEES * 100 AUTHORS
* Four spots, Dinner at the Kid's Table, Friday, September 28
* Four spots, Book & Author Breakfast, Saturday, September 29
* Four spots, Book & Author Breakfast, Sunday, September 30
These keynote opportunities are intended for established and rapidly-rising regional and
national talents. PNBA member bookseller input will be heavily considered in
determining these lineups.
(Publishers donate at least 150 pre-signed books or ARCs, and pay a $600* promo fee, per author.)
*Twenty spots for nationally and NW-known authors to meet with booksellers over dinner
at the annual Feast of Authors. Authors will rotate through six tables of booksellers,
spending 15 minutes with each group, Saturday evening, September 29.
(Publishers donate at least 150 books or ARCs, and pay a $400* promo fee, per author.)
RESERVATIONS FOR TEN
* Ten spots for relatively new authors from the PNBA member region who will be given
five minutes to speak, followed by a signing, at the Authors on the Map Education Day
luncheon, Friday, September 28. Participating authors must be open to visiting PNBA member stores.
(Publishers donate at least 75 copies of each book and pay a $250* promo fee, per author.)
AUTOGRAPHING THE NIGHT AWAY
* Twenty authors will be featured at The Nightcapper, capping off the first day of the show,
Friday, September 28, 8:30 - 10:00 pm. This lively wine and dessert reception is a
perfect venue for showcasing an author's personality--a great opportunity to show
attendees what kind of event an author might produce in a store or library.
* Twenty additional authors will be featured at the Sweet & Greet, Saturday, Sept. 29,
8:30 - 10:00 pm, following the Author Feast. Authors and attendees will enjoy meeting
and conversing over dessert and coffee.
(Publishers donate 75-100 copies of each book and pay a $250* promo fee, per author, for
SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO
* Seven authors with new books due in early 2019 will be invited to speak and sign at the
show's final author event, 7COMING-UP, a lunch presentation on the show floor,
Sunday, September 30.
(Publishers donate at least 50 ARCs and pay a $225* promo fee, per author.)
PNBA MUST RECEIVE PROPOSALS AND SUPPORTING MATERIALS BY FRIDAY, May 18.
Proposals should be sent via email to Tradeshow Director, Greg Holmes: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate author residence and provide links to author website, publisher listing, release date of the title, relevant reviews and blurbs, etc.
For more information, and detailed descriptions of each event, see the Author/Publicist page on our website.
The list of proposed authors will be submitted to PNBA's Bookseller Selection Committee, which will return a prioritized list by May 25. PNBA staff will begin sending invitations the week of June 4.
Publicists may request authors be featured at specific events, but invitations will be influenced by Selection Committee rankings as well as PNBA commitment to providing a wide variety of authors at each event. Finished books or ARCs may be helpful in the selection process. Please address shipments:
Tradeshow Author Proposals
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
338 West 11th Avenue, Suite #108
Eugene, OR 97401-3062
*Author promotion fees for confirmed appearances will be billed prior to the show. Drayage and any additional fees related to show promotion accrued during the show will be billed in the weeks following the show.