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2019 Dayton Book Expo Call for Authors

Dayton Book Expo

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

2019 Dayton Book Expo Call for Authors

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early-Bird Registration
This package includes your table and placement in our prime area. Promote your titles to hundreds of book lovers. Save $20 when you register by August 15, 2018. Only 15 slots available.
Ended $80.00 $3.99
Gold Registration Package
This package includes: table, lunch, premium program book ad, exclusive media release, your book cover on 5,000 postcards and listing of up to 3 additional titles. Only 10 spaces available. Deadline is March 1, 2019
Mar 1, 2019 $325.00 $10.12
Silver Registration Package
The Silver Package includes table, standard program book ad, your book cover on 5,000 postcards and listing of up to 3 additional titles. Only 12 spaces available. Deadline is March 1, 2019
Mar 1, 2019 $225.00 $7.62
Bronze Registration Package
The Bronze Package includes your table and listing of up to 3 additional titles. Deadline is March 1, 2019
Mar 1, 2019 $125.00 $5.12
Standard Registration
This package includes your table. Promote your titles to hundreds of book lovers. Standard registration ends March 1, 2019.
Mar 1, 2019 $100.00 $4.49
Lunch
You must select a registration ticket BEFORE selecting this option. DBE provides breakfast for participating authors. Outside food is not allowed per the facility's policy. Since eateries are not in close proximity to the venue, you have the option of purchasing lunch (deli sandwich, chips, cookie, salad cup and beverage. Gratuity and taxes included in the stated price). Contact us for special dietary needs.
Apr 1, 2019 $20.00 $2.49
New Release Promo
You must select a registration ticket BEFORE selecting this option. For exposure to more than 20,000 subscribers and followers, let us feature you in a Dayton Book Expo media release. Past authors have landed radio and TV interviews, as well as articles in local newspapers from this promotion. The New Release Promo is for titles released after May 1, 2018 and includes a media release, your personal celebration cake, a balloon bouquet and spotlight in the DBE booklet. Ten spots available. March 1 deadline.
Mar 1, 2019 $100.00 $4.49
VIP Mentoring
For the author who wants proven strategies to land interviews, get reviews and generate sales, this virtual VIP mentoring session is for you! Conducted by multi-best-selling author, Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, you'll receive expert advice to magnify and monetize your message at a fraction of the cost of private mentoring. Group mentoring consists of three one-hour conference-calls. Valued at $750 (https://penofthewriter.as.me). Limited to the first ten serious authors.
Mar 1, 2019 $250.00 $8.24
Late Registration
Promote your title to hundreds of book lovers. Registration ends March 31, 2019 or when we reach capacity.
Not Started $150.00 $5.74
Wait List
Since authors have last-minute situations that prevent them from attending, we created this wait list to give you access to hundreds of book lovers at a fraction of the cost. A $20 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place on the wait list. Final payment of $30 (cash only) is due, if you are assigned a table (assigned on a first-come-first-served basis beginning 11:45 AM Saturday).
Not Started $20.00 $2.49

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Event Details

Dayton Book Expo (DBE) celebrates a decade of connecting authors and readers!

The Tenth Annual DBE will be held at Sinclair Community College’s Ponitz Center. Set-up begins at 9:30 AM. Tables must be completely set-up by 10:45 AM. DBE begins promptly at 11:00 AM. 

The Dayton Book Expo is a family-friendly event. Covers and titles that are sexually explicit, promote violence and contain vulgar language are not acceptable. 

Your registration includes:

  • One participant badge
  • One table (not skirted) and two chairs
  • Listing in the DBE program book
  • Access to DBE Hospitality Room for breakfast
  • One parking pass
  • Online presence at DaytonBookExpo.com
  • Tons of proven tips to help you market and promote your book
  • Inclusion in the DBE Awards. Genre-specific winners—based on event-day sales—will receive a plaque, book medallions and one-year listing at DaytonBookExpo.com.
  • Author Boot Camp designed to help you get the most out of your DBE Experience
  • Author Meet-n-Greet provides an opportunity for authors to network before DBE

NOTE: Tables are designed for one author except in the following situations:

  • Co-authors. All titles sold at the table must be co-authored by the participating authors. The cost for the second author is $75 which includes an author badge for access to the hospitality suite, parking pass, listing on the website and inclusion in the DBE program book.
  • Publishers. Publisher-sponsored table is for two authors and one publisher. One book per author will be tracked and featured in our corporate marketing. This option is $250 which includes breakfast (3), parking passes (3) and publisher logo in the DBE program book.
  • Contact us at 888.802.1802 to confirm registration for co-authors and publisher tables

Registration is a two-phase process:

  1. Reserve your space, lunch and promotional options using this EventBrite form
  2. Provide your contact and book information at DaytonBookExpo.com/Registration

Once registration is complete, you'll receive a confirmation email with detail about set-up, speaking opportunities for panel sessions and special instructions for authors of children's books pertaining to Kidz Zone activities.

No refunds after February 28, 2019

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Sinclair College - Ponitz Center
444 West Third Street
Building 12 Great Hall
Dayton, OH 45402

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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Dayton Book Expo

Our mission is to promote and encourage literacy in our community. Founded by Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, LaTonya Branham and Charlotte Jenkins in 2010, the Dayton Book Expo has hosted over 600 authors and thousands of book lovers.

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