Children's Author Breakfast
Placement Fee: $1,000, which includes one table (10 meal tickets)
Drayage: $1.00 per book
Quantity: 200 comp books or galleys
At the Children's Author Breakfast, 4 keynote authors are given 10 minutes each to discuss their forthcoming book while enjoying breakfast with booksellers.
This is a ticketed event. Socializing with booksellers is one of the highlights of the authors' experience. Your author placement fee includes a table of 10 reserved seats. After giving a ticket to your author, you will have 9 seats left for staff and booksellers to join your author during the meal. (Please invite booksellers well before the event so they don't purchase their own ticket.) These tickets will be waiting at the registration desk with your author's badge.
At 8:00 am, the event emcee will address the crowd. Breakfast will be served, and starting at around 8:20 am, a bookseller will introduce each author briefly, keep the program running on time, and provide a wrap-up signal for each author. Authors are allotted a strict maximum of 10 minutes to speak. After the authors are done, we’ll break into a signing for book personalization. The emcee will announce that the signing is beginning, which means authors should take their seats at the signing tables, where their books will be waiting.
We’ll have a raised podium and a microphone at the front of the room for speakers’ use. If your author has any special needs or additional AV equipment, please let Carrie know by September 7.
BEFORE THE EVENT
Authors sign their books before the event; the time after breakfast is for further personalization. The book room (AJ Earling) will be staffed Thursday, Oct 4, 7 am-10 pm and Friday, Oct 5, starting at 7 am. Please ask your author to sign books at some point on Thursday, prior to Friday morning's event. If they can't, ask them to arrive at 7 am sharp to sign books before breakfast, allowing staff enough time to set up books before the event begins.
TIPS FOR AUTHORS
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PUBLISHERS
Quantity: We request 200 comp books/galleys for this event.
Ship books/galleys to the address below and label the outside of every box with the info requested. DO NOT SHIP EVENT BOOKS WITH YOUR BOOTH MATERIAL.
LABEL AS FOLLOWS:
Kid's Breakfast / AUTHOR NAME
BOOK TITLE / PUBLISHER
Heartland Fall Forum 2018
2355 Louisiana Avenue North
Golden Valley, MN 55427
First date freight received: 8/27/2018
Freight deadline: 9/27/2018
If you are a local publisher, you can deliver books directly to the show.
Suggested Author Itinerary (if not local)
Photos from 2016. View more event photos on Facebook.
Map of the Depot