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Book Nominations Now Being Accepted for Author Pavilion

Festival Staff / September 1, 2016

Self-published and emerging authors are welcome to apply. The selection criteria for Author Pavilion participants is outlined below.

Author Pavilion

For all genres and formats including self-published, small / independent press, pay-to-publish or vanity presses, e-books only and CreateSpace

$35 registration fee entitles author to:

  • 2-hour time slot in a shared venue with up to 12 authors per Pavilion
  • One-half of an 8-foot table to display materials, meet and greet the public, and sign and sell your publication (room for author and one assistant)
  • Temporary business license privileges during the Author Pavilion time period only (tax remittance paid at end of Pavilion appearance)
  • Promotion via the Tucson Festival of Books website indicating your participation in the Author Pavilion
  • Information in the Arizona Daily Star Festival of Books Guide identifying your participation
  • For additional information, please download the Author Pavilion Handbook

Please note: electricity is not provided in Pavilions

Author Pavilion participants are expected to:

  • Supply and sell their own book(s) and pay tax remittance per local policies to Pavilion staff (determining the appropriate number of books to bring is the sole responsibility of the author)
  • Promote their participation via social media platforms and other marketing strategies (strong marketing via electronic platforms may increase sales)
  • Cover all costs associated with travel, lodging, meals, shipping costs, tax remittance, and any / all other costs associated with participating in the Festival (individuals traveling from out-of-state should consider the costs associated with attending the Festival and carefully weigh the costs and benefits of participating in the Author Pavilion)

Click here to register book information for one of the Author Pavilions.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Epic Reads
Friend of the Festival
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores

Key Sponsors

Miriam Brucker Trust
Cox Communications
Marshall Foundation
Pizza Hut
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.
Sub-Zero / Wolf and Monark

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