Marketing: The 2023 Festival will be marketed via social media and email marketing to 500 Black book clubs and 5,000+ readers. In addition, our social media platforms reach 90,000+ combined fans/followers on Facebook and Instagram.

The authors will be grouped according to genre and there are 23 different genres, as shown below.

1) African Diaspora 6) Christian Fiction 11) History 16) Non-Fiction 21) Science Fiction
2) Beauty/Health 7) Education 12) Horror 17) Poetry 22) Teens/Young Adults
3) Biography 8) Family/Relationships 13) Mainstream Fiction 18) Politics/social Sciences 23) Urban Fiction
4) Business/Leadership 9) Fantasy 14) Motivation/Self-Help 19) Religious/Faith  
5) Children 10) Historical Fiction 15) Mystery/Thriller 20) Romance  

Author Registration
Authors may reserve an author table at the 2023 NBBF with a deposit, according to the following schedule (all NBBF fees are non-refundable).

Registration includes a 6-foot covered table with tabletop signage for two days with breakfast on both days, two chairs, and two vendor badges.
Registration Type Deposit
Final Payment
Standard Registration - $300.00 (Optional: Photo fee of $89 for website placement) $100.00 05/31/2023 $300.00 07/31/2023
Late Registration - $350.00 (Optional: Photo fee of $89 for website placement) $175.00 08/31/2023 $350.00 Within 30 days of deposit

Once your deposit is made, the author's name and link will be added to the NBBF website within 48 hours of registration. AFTER making your deposit, upload your author/book information here: http://bit.ly/2QnQ5GV

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.
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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:  grichardson@cushcity.com.  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:  http://www.nationalblackbookfestival.com/authors.pdf


Small Business/Educational Institution Tables
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 within thirty (30) days. The small business/institution vendor packet should be downloaded and reviewed by all vendors who reserve tables, and is available here:

making your deposit, upload your small business information here:

Publisher Exhibits
The standard registration rate for publisher exhibits is only $500.00 and a deposit of 50% due upon registration. The remaining balance is due within thirty (30) days.

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:  http://www.nationalblackbookfestival.com/publishers.pdf

AFTER making your deposit, upload your publisher information here: http://bit.ly/2F5Cj5p


Cancellation Policy
As indicated above, all NBBF deposits, fees and other payments are non-refundable and there are no exceptions. However, in the event of an exhibitor's (author, publisher, or small business) cancellation, the following policy applies:

  • For exhibitors that have made a deposit on a vendor table for the 2023 NBBF, their name/link is still listed on the NBBF website's home page with a "supporting" status. The name/link will remain until Dec. 31, 2023.
  • For exhibitors that have paid their exhibit fee in full for the 2023 NBBF, the exhibitor may opt to have $50 of the fee applied to next year's event as a deposit toward a vendor table. The remaining balance would be due by July 31, 2024. The amount of the remaining balance would depend on when the original registration was made (e.g., early bird, standard, or late registration).
  • Vendor table registration fees and event ticket purchases are NOT transferable to marketing, advertising, or other programs, nor are they transferable to a different vendor.

For more information, please contact us via e-mail at:  info@nationalblackbookfestival.com


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