2020 PNBA Tradeshow Call for Authors

Author appearance at PNBA Tradeshow

Author appearance at PNBA Tradeshow.

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association opened applications for authors for its 2020 PNBA Tradeshow. The show is expected to attract approximately 300 Northwest booksellers and librarians. It will be held September 30 to October 2 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA.

PNBA member bookseller input will be heavily considered in determining these lineups. Publishers are asked to donate at least 150 pre-signed books or ARCs, and pay $750 promotion fee (per author) for keynote spots. Other spots require less books and have lower promotion fees.

Proposals should be sent via email to Tradeshow Director, Greg Holmes: greg@pnba.org.  All proposals are due by May 1.

Please indicate author’s residence and provide ISBN, link to the Edelweiss page or alternate publisher listing, and release date of the book.

The list of proposed authors will be submitted to the Tradeshow Selection Committee, which will return a prioritized list by May 13. PNBA staff will begin sending invitations the week of May 18.

Publicists may request authors be featured at specific events, but invitations will be influenced by the Tradeshow Selection Committee rankings as well as PNBA commitment to providing a wide variety of authors at each event.

For more information, and detailed descriptions of each event, see the Author/Publicist page under Tradeshow on the PNBA website: pnba.org/authors–publicists.