NOTE: Due to the uncertainty of the
course of the Covid-19 virus over the next several months and the
hesitancy of our target demographic to travel to book events in 2021,
the 2021 NBBF will be virtual again this year. We will return to our
in-person event in 2022. All registered 2021 authors and vendors will be
included in the virtual, live-streamed event according to the following
Authors that pay ONLY a deposit ($100) will be included in the
virtual 2021 NBBF in a
interview with other authors in their genre(s). The deposit will be
retained on the books for the 2022 NBBF and the final balance ($200)
will not be due until Aug. 31, 2022.
- Authors that pay their balances in
full by Aug. 31, 2021 for this year's NBBF will be included in the
virtual event with a one-on-one interview, as well as receive
individual social media marketing. For those that pay in full, their
entire payment will be carried over to 2022 and they will owe
nothing for their author table for next year's in-person event.
- Because the event is virtual, there
are limitations on the number of authors we can include. Therefore,
we will be unable to accept any registrations (deposits or
new registrations paid in full) after June 30, 2021.
A detailed, complete schedule of the 2021
NBBF will be posted on this website no later than June 30, 2021.
Marketing: The virtual 2021 Festival will be marketed
via social media and email marketing to 600 Black book clubs and 1,000+
readers and libraries. In addition, our social media platforms reach
almost 90,000 combined fans/followers on
The authors will be grouped
according to genre and there are 23 different genres, as shown below.
|1) African Diaspora
||6) Christian Fiction
||21) Science Fiction
||22) Teens/Young Adults
||13) Mainstream Fiction
||23) Urban Fiction
Authors may reserve a spot in the virtual 2021 NBBF with a deposit, according to the
following schedule (all NBBF fees are non-refundable).
As indicated above, all payments made in 2021 will be retained on the
books for the 2022 in-person event:
Registration (Photo fee of $89 for website placement)- $300.00
Once your deposit is made, the
author's name and link will be added to the NBBF web site within 48
hours of registration. AFTER
making your deposit, upload your author/book information here:
Make your deposit of $100.00
for your author table by clicking "Add to Cart" here:
To have your photo placed on the NBBF website pay your one-time author photo fee
of $89.00 by clicking "Add to Cart" here. Your photo will be added
to the NBBF website within 48 hours of receipt of payment and photo.
The photo is optional.
To make interim payments or to pay
amounts that are different from those shown above, log into your Paypal account and send the payment
to the following email address:
In the subject, put "NBBF Payment," your payment will be posted to
your NBBF account, and you will receive a confirmation email. For
authors that have already made deposits, you should have already
received a Paypal invoice from which you can make incremental payments.
The author/vendor packet should be downloaded and
reviewed by all authors who reserve tables, and is available here:
NBBF accepts a limited number of
non-book/small business and institutional vendors. The standard registration rate for small business vendor tables is only
$400.00, with a 50% deposit due upon registration with the final
balance due by August 31, 2021. The small business/institution vendor packet should be downloaded and
reviewed by all vendors who reserve tables, and is available here:
Once the deposit is made, the vendor's name and link are added to
the NBBF website and remain there until October 31, 2021, which provides
the vendor with months of free exposure. Tables include two (2)
tickets to both breakfasts on Friday and Saturday. To make your $200.00
deposit, click "add to cart" below:
making your deposit, upload your small business information here:
The standard registration rate for publisher exhibits is only
and a deposit of 50% due upon registration.
The remaining balance is due by August 31, 2021.
Publisher exhibits include
12' x 6' draped tables, 4 chairs, 4 vendor badges and table signage and 4 tickets to
both the Friday and Saturday breakfasts. The
publisher/vendor packet should be downloaded and reviewed by all
publishers who reserve tables, and is available here:
Once the deposit payment is made, the
publisher's name and link are added to
the NBBF website and remain there until October 31, 2021. To make your $250.00
payment, click "add to cart"
making your deposit, upload your publisher information here:
For more information, please
contact us via e-mail at: