Registration for Festival of Books opens June 10


Large and small publishers as well as fiction, non-fiction and children’s authors are welcome to participate

June 8, 2019 — Registration is about to open for authors or publishers who wish to participate in the 9th Annual Florence Festival of Books, held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Florence Events Center.

Registration opens June 10 and tables generally fill up well before the Sept. 1 deadline.

Large and small publishers as well as fiction, non-fiction and children’s authors are welcome to participate. The festival is a celebration of print books and is free to the public.

For authors and publishers participating, it’s a networking opportunity, and potential authors can discuss their manuscripts with participating publishers.

The fees are $60 for a single 6-foot table, $75 for a single 8-foot table, $90 for a shared 8-foot table, and $100 for a group of three at an 8-foot table. There is no fee for authors under 18 years of age.

Participants keep 100 percent of sales.

Besides the book fair, there are two events on Friday, Sept. 27. The first is at 7 p.m., when bestselling author Bob Welch, award-winning newspaper columnist and author of more than 20 books including “The Wizard of Foz,” will be the keynote speaker.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Then, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., all are invited to a free authors and publishers panel discussion. This year’s topic will be “The Ins and Outs of Publishing.”

The application is available as of June 10 on the FFOB website at www.florencefestivalofbooks.org.

For more information and keynote tickets, contact the Florence Events Center at 541-997-1994 or 888-968-4086.

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