Annual OCCBF - Sunday, September 25, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society will once again offer
a talented slate of authors at the Annual
Orange County Children's Book Festival at Orange Coast
College. Authors will appear to offer their books for purchase
and autograph for attendees.
Orange County Children's Book Festival is celebrating it's 13th anniversary.
There will be over 150 authors, more than 25 illustrators, dozens of
storytellers and great family-oriented entertainers. The Festival featured
over 125 booksellers, educational exhibitors and related vendors. More
than 35,000 people attended the Festival last year.
The OCCBF promises a full day of fun, author and
illustrator presentations, storytellers, books to buy, entertainment
and much, much more. Join us as we inspire the communities of Southern
California to become more aware of the world of books and to experience
the joy of reading. The event is held in Costa Mesa near Newport Beach,
Orange County, which is a very affluent area.
TARGET AUDIENCE: While this event is target
for "Children" it also draws a Y/A (teen and young at heart)
audience, and thousands of parents, who are the real buyers.Your audience
includes large numbers of families and Y/A with a broad range of interests and
GLAWS will have a double booth at this event
with time slots where you as an
author will be able to promote yourself, sell and autograph books (see
schedule below). You will literally have a seat at the table for a
great event in Southern California.
book will also be displayed with your personal promo standup on our bookcase
all day, regardless of your time slot, and you will be promoted through
GLAWS events and advertising, the event's website, and on a special "Great
Writers of Los Angeles" page of the GLAWS website.
Naturally, we are always trying to get the best booth location in order
to maximize your visibility. We will have a DOUBLE BOOTH (10x20) with
larger tables and two bookcases for authors.
You must be a member of GLAWS in
(yes, you are welcome to join in order to qualify) Details
A donation of $50 for one time
slot or $95 for two time slots to help defray the cost of the
booth space and promotion (a real bargain because booths are
expensive individually, and you keep 100% of what you sell)
- Your work may be published or self-published,
hard cover, tradepaper, paperback, or E-book, but must be available
for you to sell and autograph at the event.
- You agree to comply with the rules
of the promoter, GLAWS guidelines for the event, and all legal sales
tax and liability requirements.
- Join GLAWS to participate here »
- Apply for table space here »
|9:30 am- 11:45 noon
11:45 – 2:00 pm
2:00 – 4:15
- Slots are assigned in
the order that your application and payment is received
- In the event of multiple requests for the
same spot are received on the same day, GLAWS Members in good
standing, Lifetime and Charter get first preference. It's only
fair to veteran members.
- You should arrive 15 minutes before your
scheduled time. We often have additional authors on stand-by
ready to fill empty spots should they occur.
- You may NOT sell your slot to a non-member,
but may transfer it to an approved member in good standing, with
the event chair's permission.
Important Note: The "slots" refer
to "chairs at the table". If you are a writing team, both of
you must be a member to each have a chair at the table.We refer to
these as "couples
memberships" or "writing teams." Also, the requested donation
is per slot, which means per chair. If you are a writing
team and both want to sell books at the tables, you must each apply
and pay for a chair.
We typically sit two authors at a six-foot (6')
table and no more than three authors at an eight-foot (8') table.)
We limit the seating so that each member / author has room for books,
handouts, and for comfort. We also limit seating so there are never
too many authors appearing at any one time. This is to increase your
visibility and chances for sales and recognition.
- Please don't email or call that you want
to apply. We use the postmark on your envelope, or the date you
apply online for the order of applicants.
- Please don't email or call asking if you've
been accepted. Upon receipt of your letter & check, we will
email you. If you do not get an email from us within a few weeks,
then you may email to be sure we received your application.
Please be patient. Once accepted, you will receive
a link with a detailed overview of the event, plus periodic follow-ups
with complete details. You will also be contacted by our Event Chairs,
who will handle operational details and answer questions.
NOTE: You will be required to provide a copy of
your State Board of Equalization (BOE Sales Tax Licence), and sign a
liability release before the event. The promoter requires this. You should
also have a copy of your license on hand when you appear in case an official
of the State BOE audits the booth on-site.
This event fills up quickly, so don’t
be left hanging on the standby list! We will email accepted authors
soon, so you have lots of time to promote your appearance.
We look forward to a terrific event and contributing to your success
as an author.