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Festival Media Credentials
Media credentials for the 2024 National Black Book Festival are available in advance to individuals employed by a publication or news organization.  Media guidelines are as follows:

NBBF Media Credential Policy
Those requesting media credentials must be currently employed by a publication or news organization. Each organization is limited to no more than two (2) media representatives. Account representatives, sales executives and authors do not meet the criteria for media registration. There are a limited number of media credentials available, so media representatives should submit their request for credentials as soon as possible. You must fall under one of the following media guidelines to receive media registration:

African American Media Outlets
Reporters and editors from local, regional and national African-American media must provide a business card from the news organization. Media may be print, electronic, television or radio.

Television and Radio
Broadcast reporters and producers from news organizations must provide a official business card from the news organization.

Freelance Writers
Freelance writers must verify they have been retained to cover the National Black Book Festival by presenting a letter of assignment.

Online Publications
Reporters from online publications must provide a business card and a letter of assignment. The Web site must contain editorial content and cover literary or African-American issues. Personal web pages and blogs will not be accepted.

Advance Registration
The deadline for advance registration is one week prior to the Festival. After this date, media representatives will need to register on-site at the Festival press table.

On-Site Registration
All members of the media who have not registered in advance must register at the Festival press table. The press table will be open on Friday, Oct. 18, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but check the Festival web site to confirm dates and times.  Please review the media qualifications to determine if you quality for media registration.  You must submit all documentation, as specified on this page.  No exceptions will be made.

Media Badge:  What It Entitles You To
Media badge holders are entitled admission to:

  • Press conferences and briefings
  • Press table
  • National Black Book Festival exhibit areas

Attendance at ticketed events -- those that require pre-registration and/or a fee to attend, such as receptions or breakfasts -- is at the discretion of the Festival coordinating staff.

To register for media credentials, download the media credentials registration form here:

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


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