Exhibitors

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 criteria:

  • Authors that pay ONLY a deposit ($100) will be included in the virtual 2021 NBBF in a group 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.

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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 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 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 Type Deposit
Amount
Deposit
Deadline
Registration
Amount
Final Payment
Deadline
Standard Registration (Photo fee of $89 for website placement)- $300.00 $100.00 06/30/2021 $300.00 08/31/2021

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: http://bit.ly/2QnQ5GV

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.

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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

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

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:


AFTER
making your deposit, upload your small business information here:
http://bit.ly/2T8TxHk

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

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 deposit payment, click "add to cart" below:

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

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


 

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