Largest African-American Book Event in the South

October 25-27, 2018, 11th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Venue:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014


The 11th annual National Black Book Festival is scheduled for Oct. 25-27, 2018 at Fallbrook Church (Sports Facility), 12512 Walters Rd., in Northwest Houston and is sponsored by, one of the leading websites promoting African-American literature. 

General admission to the Festival (including author exhibits, seminars, and featured author sessions) will be FREE to the public and this 11th annual event will feature the following:

Corporate/publisher booths                                            ●  Author exhibits
● Small business/educational institution booths                 ● Featured author discussions and signings
● Power Lunch on Friday                                                   ● Thursday evening reception
● Free Workshops and Seminars                                        ● Breakfast on Friday and Saturday
Book Club Meet and Greet                                               Children's Festival

HOTELS: The host hotel is the Sheraton North Houston and rooms are $89.00/night. NBBF will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the Sheraton daily. A list of hotels close to the venue are online here.

The 2018 Festival will be marketed nationwide to over 1,100 Black book clubs, 25,000 book readers, 100 libraries, and 1,000 chapters of non-profit organizations (e.g., sororities, fraternities, etc).  National and local media will be apprised of the event.  A full-color NBBF Newspaper will be distributed to schools and other strategic locations 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 84,000 fans.

Authors may obtain a covered 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 spaces.

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  

NOTE:  Since the 2018 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 - SOLD OUT
Author tables can be reserved with a deposit, according to the following schedule (all NBBF fees are non-refundable):
Registration Type
[Author registration fee includes one (1) ticket to both Friday and Saturday breakfasts]
Final Payment
Late Registration Rate - $350.00 (after 05/31/2018) $175.00 08/31/18 $350.00 09/30/2018
Returning Author Discount - $25.00 (Deduct from final payment for 2016 or 2017 NBBF Vendors) <25.00>

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:


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. 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.

The author/vendor packet should be downloaded and reviewed by all authors who reserve tables, and is available here:


Small Business/Educational Institution Tables - SOLD OUT


Publisher Exhibits - SOLD OUT


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