After a three-year hiatus, the Authors Book Fair is back in a new location.
When Mt. Shasta Mall changed ownership, and the new owners took the center court in a direction that could not accommodate our function, we did not know of any other affordable venues that would fit the needs of the Authors Book Fair. The Writers Forum Board believes we have finally found that appropriate venue.
The 2019 Authors Book Fair will be on November 9 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center on Hilltop Drive. As before, the Authors Book Fair will be held in place of the regular meeting for November.
The name of the event has been slightly modified from the original Authors Fair. This is to clarify to the public that the Fair is not an event just for authors.
And we have a sponsor this year! K-SHASTA is helping us advertise and market the event.
Wanted: Authors With Books Ready to Sell
The Fair is a free-to-the-public event held at the Holiday Inn Redding, Calif. Local authors can register for full or half tables, either all day or am/pm shifts. There will be a limited number of tables and pop-ups, so register early to be ensured a seat (some juggling may be necessary; you will be reimbursed for any differences). You may have posters on your table (or your portion of table). Chairs are provided; one per author, but you may bring your own for assistants or your comfort.
Open to authors that have books for sale, we invite all genres from mystery and children’s literature to historical and how-to-book writers. Graphic novelists are also invited. Fees range from $10 to $40, depending on whether you are a member or non-member.
Click here to open a registration application that you can complete on-line and submit. Payment must be received by October 29 to reserve your spot.
You Need a Valid Sellers Permit to Reserve Your Spot
In order to sell your books at a table with the Authors Book Fair, you will need you own seller’s permit through the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.
Here’s a URL for the CDTFA site’s page about permits: http://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/services/permits-licenses.htm
Here’s their phone number: (530) 224-4729
Here are the main points all sellers will want to be aware of:
How do I register for a permit, license, or account?
The CDTFA has a secure, convenient, fast, and free way to register online for a permit, license, or account. The system guides you through the process and will assist you with the types of permits you may need for your business.
- New Permit Holders – There are many things you need to know during your first year in business. To review, please see our Guide for New Permit and License Holders.
- Sub-locations – Businesses that have a seller’s permit, license, or an account and are expanding their operations to a new area may need to add a new location to their account.
- Temporary Seller’s Permits – If you plan to make sales in one location for 90 days or less, you must register your business activity by applying for a temporary seller’s permit. For more information, please see Temporary Sellers.
We are looking forward to your participation. The last year we held the fair we had over 30 authors. We are limited to the tables that the Holiday Inn provides.
From the last Authors Fair…