I just received this e-mail and thought some here might find it useful. A representative from Hastings Books will be at the fair to discuss getting authors’ books in their store. I will be at the fair, and I know of one other from the Writers’ Cafe who will be in attendance.
Greetings, friends and fans of the North Texas Book Festival,
and Happy Groundhog Day!
According to the major media, the little Punxsutawney fella did not see his shadow today, so spring is just around the corner! With spring comes many exciting things, not the least of which (to our thinking) is the North Texas Book Festival. Here is the latest news from those of us who are working to bring the 7th Annual Festival, 3rd Annual Book Trails Dinner, and 1st Annual NTBF Book Awards to fruition!
We have just confirmed participation by WordWright.biz, Inc., a royalty publisher and author incubator located in the Texas Big Bend town of Alpine. Steve Neubauer and several of the WordWright authors will give a presentation about getting your book published, and will offer one-on-one consulting with authors throughout the day. Visit www.WordWright.biz and see if your as-yet-unpublished book meets their needs, and plan to sign up for a brief conference with them on Festival day (April 21). Even if it doesn’t, attend the presentation and get some ideas on how to move that as-yet-unpublished work to the next level!
We are also hoping to have Randall Ham of Hastings Entertainment give a short presentation on how Hastings can help authors get their books in their stores, and set up signing events. Hastings stores are located all over Texas and in many other states as well, so this will be a valuable resource for you.
Book Trails Dinner Update
I am not going to give anything away, so this update is brief and to the point: It will be the Best. One. Ever. Please visit www.ntbf.org for a reservation form and return it with your payment by April 15.
NTBF Book Award Update
The books received for the Award competition are currently being read by our panel of evaluators. I see some of them from time to time and they are saying how much they are enjoying the books, and how amazed they are at the caliber of the writing. One thing they are all saying is that it is going to be difficult to narrow it down to three finalists in each of the two categories for this inaugural year of the award. Once they do, the finalists will be notified by March 15. Best wishes to all of you who have entered!
Haven’t yet signed up for the Festival or the Book Trails Dinner? Why, are you waiting to see your shadow?? Make plans now to participate in the North Texas Book Festival, Saturday, April 21, in Denton! Please return your registration form by March 1 to be sure your name is included in the festival program! Visit www.ntbf.org for the registration form and more info about the upcoming event. If you have any questions, please contact me and I will devise an answer (I am, after all a fiction writer).
See you there!
Festival Chairman and Executive Vice President of Unclaimed Priorities