2023 Local Author Fair

Calling all writers! Are you looking for an opportunity to share your work and meet with other writers? Join us for our 2023 Local Author Fair, a day devoted to celebrating writers in the Southeast Michigan area, on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Local Author Fair Application

Who can participate?
All local authors are welcome to apply. If you live in the area and have fiction or nonfiction, published within the last two years, for children, teens, or adults, we want to hear from you. Self-published writers are also encouraged to apply. Space is limited and preference will be given to Northville residents. Authors who participated in the 2020 or 2022 Local Author Fair are welcome to apply but must have a new or different book.

Why should I participate?
Each participant will have a designated space to display and promote their book(s) throughout the event. You will get to meet other writers and interact with your readers. Whether you already have a large fan-base or you’re looking to meet new people who would be interested in your work, this is an opportunity to interact with your audience.

How do I apply?
Apply on line by clicking the application link. You will also be responsible for providing us with a copy of your book, which will then belong to Northville District Library. It may be added to the library’s collection, but it will not be returned to you.

How do I provide my book?
You are required to provide the Library with a copy of your book as part of your application. You may mail or ship your book to us or drop it off at the Library during our open hours, which are Monday-Thursday from 10am-9pm, Friday- Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 1pm-5pm.

When are applications due?
We will be accepting applications until March 31, 2023. At that time, all applications will be reviewed and participants will be contacted by mid-April.

Can I sell my books at the event?
Yes! You will be responsible for supplying your own books to sell. Library staff will not be available to help with sales. You will be responsible for providing change and/or a credit card app for purchases. The books you sell must be offered at or below retail price, and not any higher. You may – within reason – bring other books to sell in addition to the book selected for the author fair.

 Questions?
Contact Maria Williams at mwilliams@northvillelibrary.org or (248) 349-3020 ext. 208.

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