Billerica Public Library looking for local authors

Great opportunity for authors published since 2005 –

 

We’re looking for local authors!

Are you a local author? Would you like the chance to tell the public about your book(s), meet other local authors, and/or even sell copies? Then read on!
The Billerica Public Library is looking for published local authors to participate in our Local Author Fair to be held Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

. Authors will be afforded the opportunity to meet potential readers and share their talent with the community. The event will also provide authors with an opportunity to promote, sell, and sign copies of their work. Applications are due July 10th; guidelines and the application form can be found below, and on our website here.

Guidelines:

  • First preference will be given to authors living in Billerica and the immediate surrounding towns (Chelmsford, Lowell, Bedford, Burlington, Carlisle, Tewksbury, and Wilmington), but those from a wider area will be considered.
  • We will only be accepting authors with works published after 2005.
  • Authors must attend the event and are responsible for their own exhibits, including money, cash boxes, change, products, signage, or other items they wish to use. If you wish to use a credit card reader, your unit must operate wirelessly and its setup and configuration are your responsibility.
  • The library will provide one shared table and one chair, but will provide no other assistance. Use of electrical outlets is not guaranteed.
  • Display materials must fit in the confines of the table space. The library cannot accommodate banners, posters, floor displays, or wall hangings.
  • The library will promote the event as a library-sponsored program, but does not endorse, promote, or spotlight any one author to the exclusion of others.
  • Space is limited. The library reserves the right to accept or refuse any application at its discretion.

If you are interested in participating, please submit an application form by July 10th, 2017. In addition to the application, authors will be required to submit a hard copy of their book, a resume, professional reviews (if applicable), and a recent photograph. Library staff will evaluate the applications and respond to all as soon as possible.

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