Largest African-American Book Event in the South
FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC FOR AUTHOR EXHIBITS/SEMINARS

October 26-28, 2017, 10th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Venue:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014


  Exhibitors

The 10th annual National Black Book Festival is scheduled for Oct. 26-28, 2017 at Fallbrook Church (Sports Facility), 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 the following:

Corporate/publisher booths                                            ●  Author exhibits
● 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                                               Children's Festival

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 80,000 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 spaces.

The authors will be grouped according to genre and there are 22 different genres, as shown below.

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

NOTE:  Since 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
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]
Deposit
Amount
Deposit
Deadline
Registration
Amount
Final Payment
Deadline
Late Registration Rate - $350.00 (after 05/31/2017) $175.00 09/23/2017 $350.00 10/18/2017
Author Table Sharing Fee - $100.00
(Plus author table fee -- only available until 02/28/2017)
No longer available No longer available No longer available No longer available
Returning Author Discount - $25.00 (Deduct from final payment for 2015 or 2016 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. 

The late registration rate is now in effect.  Late registrants are allowed to split their registration fee into two equal payments, with the first due upon registration and the second payment due within 30 days.  Make your author table late registration deposit of $175.00 by clicking "Add to Cart" here:

 

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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.

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For authors who have made a deposit of $50.00 or $100.00 and have a remaining balance of $200.00, they may make their final $200.00 payment by clicking "Add to Cart" here:

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" 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:  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 (all NBBF fees are non-refundable). 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 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 $200.00 is required and must be paid no later than September 23, 2017To make your $200.00 deposit, click "add to cart" below:

To make interim payments or your final payment in an amount that is 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" and your payment will be posted to your NBBF account

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Publisher Exhibits
The standard registration rate for publisher exhibits is only $500.00 and a deposit of 50% must be paid no later than September 23, 2017.  The remaining balance is due by Sept 30, 2017 (all NBBF fees are non-refundable).

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

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 $250.00 deposit payment, click "add to cart" below:

To make interim payments or your final payment in an amount that is 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" and your payment will be posted to your NBBF account

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Corporations
The standard registration rate for corporate exhibits is only $700.00 and a 50% deposit must be paid no later than September 23, 2017.   The remaining balance is due by Sept 30, 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:  http://www.nationalblackbookfestival.com/corporate.pdf

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 cart" below:

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


 

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