2014 NCIBA Discovery Show Call For Authors

The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association has retitled their annual fall trade show as the “NCIBA Discovery Show.” In keeping with the new theme, they will provide exhibitors with pop-out DISCOVER ME signs to help attending booksellers to easily identity and discover key titles that each publisher chooses to highlight.

To encourage booksellers to look for DISCOVER ME books, NCIBA organizers will pass out forms and ask participants to write down their five favorite discoveries in order to be eligible for a drawing at the end of the show. A list of the favorite Discovery Show titles will be posted on the NCIBA website after the show.

This year’s trade show will take place at the South San Francisco Conference Center, October 23-24, 2014.

2014 NCIBA Call For Authors

NCIBA provides the following speaking opportunities for authors at their fall trade show. Contact NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon for more information about this and other promotion opportunities at 415-561-7686 or hut@nciba.com.

AUTHOR KEYNOTE
Thursday, Oct. 23, 10:15-10:45am
One “name” author speaking and taking questions for 20 minutes. Publisher pays $500; 50 books or galleys for signing. Check with NCIBA to see if this time is still open.

AUTHOR BUZZ LUNCH
Thursday, Oct. 23, 12-1:30pm
Seven authors with new books being published in Winter or Spring of 2015 speaking for four to five minutes apiece. Publisher pays $500; galleys at event are recommended but not required. NCIBA provides lunch for author and one publisher escort. Deadline to submit authors for this event is July 11, 2014.

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR TEA
Thursday, October 23, 3:30-5pm
Four authors speaking for 15 minutes each. Publisher pays $500 and provides 125 books. NCIBA provides tickets for speakers and two publisher representatives. Speakers must have a Fall book. NCIBA will arrange pre-signing of books. Deadline to submit authors for this event is July 11, 2014.

ADULT AUTHOR BRUNCH
Friday, October 24, TBA
Four authors speaking for 15 minutes each. Publisher pays $500 and provides 125 books. NCIBA provides tickets for speakers and two publisher representatives. Speakers must have a Fall book. NCIBA will arrange pre-signing of books. Deadline to submit authors for this event is July 11, 2014.

AUTHOR RECEPTION
Friday, October 23, evening
Twenty-five invited authors at an evening book signing/meet-and-greet with booksellers. NCIBA provides free food and drink. Publisher pays $500 and provides 75 to 100 copies. NCIBA also requests that attending publisher personnel serve as “escort” for authors at the event. Deadline to submit authors for this event is July 31, 2014.