The 10th annual National Black Book Festival is
scheduled for Oct. 26-28, 2017 at Fallbrook Church (Gymnasium), 12512 Walters Rd.,
in Northwest Houston and is sponsored by Cushcity.com, one of the leading Web sites
promoting African-American literature.
The Festival will have FREE ADMISSION to the
public and this 10th annual event will feature
● Corporate/publisher booths
● Small business/educational institution booths
● Featured author discussions and signings
● Power Lunch on Friday ● Spoken Word Poetry Slam
● Free Workshops and Seminars
● An evening reception and two breakfasts
Book Club Meet and Greet, and much more!
The 2017 Festival will be marketed nationwide to over 1,100
Black book clubs, 25,000 book readers and 100 libraries. National and local media will be apprised of the event.
A full-color NBBF Newspaper will be distributed to schools throughout
the greater Houston area during the weeks leading up to the event.
The newspaper will include the full Festival schedule, as well as
information on featured authors, entertainment and workshop presenters.
A promotional video will be heavily promoted throughout the NBBF social
media network, which is in excess of 78,000 fans.
Authors may obtain a draped table during the Festival. Author
tables include two chairs, two badges (for an assistant, if needed) and
table signage. In addition, authors who register with tables will
receive one (1) ticket to both breakfasts on Friday and Saturday. Authors will be
grouped according to genre for easy reader navigation through the Festival
The authors will be grouped
according to genre and there are 22 different genres, as shown below.
|1) African Diaspora
||6) Christian Fiction
||21) Teens/Young Adults
||12) Mainstream Fiction
||22) Urban Fiction
||20) Science Fiction
the 2017 Festival will be held on church property, the display of books
with profanity or nudity on the covers is strictly
prohibited. In addition, books in the erotica genre cannot be displayed.
Author tables can be reserved with a deposit, according to the
following schedule (all NBBF fees are non-refundable):
[Author registration fee includes one (1) ticket to
both Friday and Saturday breakfasts]
Rate - $250.00
Rate - $300.00
Rate - $350.00 (after 05/31/2016)
Sharing Fee - $100.00
author table fee -- only available until 02/28/2017)
Author Discount - $25.00 (Deduct from final payment for 2015 or
2016 NBBF Vendors)
Once your deposit is made, the
author's name and link will be added to the NBBF web site within 48
hours of registration.
Make your deposit of $50.00
for your author table by clicking "Add to Cart" here:
Pay your one-time author photo fee
of $89.00 by clicking "Add to Cart" here. Your photo will be added
to the NBBF web site within 48 hours of receipt of payment and photo.
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" and your payment will be posted to
your NBBF account.
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
$300.00. The small business/institution vendor packet should be downloaded and
reviewed by all vendors who reserve tables, and is available here:
Once payment is made, the vendor's name and link are added to
the NBBF web site and remain there until October 31, 2017, which provides
the vendor with months of free exposure. Tables include two (2)
tickets to both breakfasts on Friday and Saturday. A 50% deposit of
$150.00 is required and must be paid no later than March 31, 2017. To make your $150.00
deposit, click "add to cart" below:
The standard registration rate for publisher exhibits is only
and a deposit of 50% must be paid no later than Feb. 28, 2017.
The remaining balance is due by July 31, 2017.
Publisher exhibits include a
12' x 6' covered table, 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 web site and remain there until October 31, 2017. To make your $225.00
payment, click "add to cart"
The standard registration rate for corporate exhibits is only
and a 50% deposit must be paid no later than March 31, 2017.
The remaining balance is due by July 31, 2017. Corporate exhibits include a
10' x 10' exhibit space, which can accommodate a modular corporate
exhibit or NBBF can provide the draped table space in a premium location for the
Festival. Corporate exhibitors receive 6 chairs, 6 vendor badges and table signage,
as well as 6 tickets to all NBBF special events. The
corporate vendor packet should be downloaded and reviewed by all
entities wishing to reserve exhibit space, and is available here:
Once deposit payment is made, the
corporation's logo/link are added to the NBBF web site and remain there
until October 31, 2017. To make your $350.00 deposit payment, click "add to
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