Open to authors from Central New Jersey and Bucks County PA, with preference given to those who reside within 20 miles of Princeton Public Library, the Author Fair takes place from 1-3 p.m in the library's community room. The morning will offer workshops for writers and there will be also be a chance for some authors to read from their works.
The event is an opportunity for authors to gain exposure while showcasing their work in the highly regarded setting of Princeton Public Library. While the day’s emphasis is on marketing and networking, authors are also given space to display, sign and sell their books during the Author Fair.
Space is available for 40 authors with priority given to writers of adult fiction or non-fiction. Writers in other genres, or for other age groups, are also welcome to apply.
Four featured authors will be selected and given a 7 minute time slot to read from their work following the fair. Five additional authors will be chosen by lottery to read for 5 minutes. A reception for all authors will follow the reading.
Authors supply and sell their own books and keep all proceeds from sales.
Participants from previous years of Local Author Day *must* have a new or recently published book.All authors must have a book to sell that has been published within the last three years.
The application deadline for Local Author Day is January 15, 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance the week of January 25, 2019.