Children's Author Breakfast
Friday, October 13, 8:00-9:30 am, Junior Ballroom A-B
At the Children's Author Breakfast, 4 keynote authors are given 10 minutes each to discuss their forthcoming book.
This is a ticketed event. Socializing with booksellers is one of the highlights of the authors' experience. We ask publishers to reserve a table of 10 seats by purchasing 9 tickets (the author’s seat is free of charge) and invite booksellers to join their author during the meal.
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 needs other special AV equipment, please let Carrie know by September 12.
BEFORE THE EVENT
Authors sign their books before the event; the time after breakfast is for further personalization. The book room (called "boardroom," see map) will be staffed from 7 am-10 pm on Thurs, Oct 12. 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:
[Opening Reception/INSERT AUTHOR NAME/INSERT BOOK TITLE/INSERT PUBLISHER]
Heartland Fall Forum 2017
2355 Louisiana Avenue North
Golden Valley, MN 55427
First date freight received: 9/1/17
Freight deadline: 9/29/17
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.