We're excited that you are interested in joining us for the First Annual Scriptorium BookFest! You are receiving access to this special reservation portal because you expressed an interest to our Facebook inquiry. This is a first-come, first-served invitation, so please don't share this portal link with your friends just yet. If you have Michigan author friends who are interested in participating in our BookFest, please ask them to contact us at The Scriptorium at 248-629-6800 or via our Facebook Page. We don't want to double-book tables.
As this is our first year organizing BookFest mayhem, we were intentionally planning a smallish, subdued event. Yet, because of the overwhelming, positive response from authors, we're ramping it up! Due to your interest, we've changed the location to the Clawson-Troy Elks Club. They have a wonderful facility which will allow for more tables for authors, and more parking for readers; and it's only a few miles down the road.
BookFest Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
BookFest Time: Noon to 6pm
BookFest Location: Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #2169 2549 Elliot Drive, Troy, MI 48083 The Elks Lodge is located just east of John R Road, and just north of Fourteen Mile Road. (see the map), with ample parking for both authors and readers. The Elks Lodge is a wheelchair accessible, non-smoking facility.
BookFest Tickets: They're FREE! Yup, we want to encourage readers to visit and buy books.
Set Up Time: You can set up your table at 11:30am on Saturday.
Break Down Time: 6:00pm - 6:30pm. Please do not begin to pack up your table until 6pm. Authors seen leaving before 6pm will not be invited back again next year! A complimentary Author Wrap Party will be held at 7:00pm at The Scriptorium so we can all celebrate the day with pasta and pizza (and perhaps sell additional books to those who missed the BookFest.)
Book Stock: You are responsible for providing your own books for the BookFest. Inventory held on The Scriptorium shelves will not be substituted, should you run out of books (this is to maintain the integrity of our consignment records). However, if you do run out of books, you may send readers to The Scriptorium to buy copies that are on the shelves. We will provide map cards for you to give to readers.
Revenue: You will be responsible to manage your own cash box and credit card processing throughout the day. And, of course, you keep 100% of the sales you make at the BookFest. Free WiFi is available for those processing credit cards on their phone or tablet via Square or a similar system.
Food & Beverages: Food and Beverages (aside from small candy dishes for table visitors) is NOT be permitted inside the Elks Lodge.
Promotion: We expect that if you're going to commit to joining us for The Scriptorium BookFest, you will promote the thing like crazy! The more people you tell, the more books we all sell, the bigger the event gets to be next year! You can be sure that we'll be sharing the event on our social media channels, in our email blasts, on our website, with the local Chamber of Commerce, in press releases, and at our bookshop (of course)... and we expect that you will be just as enthusiastic and engaged as we are in getting the word out. After all, if no one comes, we've all wasted our time, haven't we? So, talk about it, post about it, tweet about it, blog about it, host a giveaway of some sort at your table or on your Facebook page, scream it from the rooftops, post flyers around your neighborhood... whatever it takes to get lots of readers in the door... do that! In fact, here's the link to our public webpage about the event. Feel free to copy and paste it to share with your friends and followers: www.greywolfepublishing.com/the-2018-scriptorium-bookfest.html
Reserve Your Table NOW!
Remember, this is a first-come, first-served event, by invitation only, so please don't share the portal link with your friends just yet. If you have Michigan author friends who are interested in participating in our BookFest, please ask them to contact us at The Scriptorium at 248-629-6800 or via our Facebook Page. We don't want to double-book tables. We are limiting our participants to Michigan Authors, only. We will make an announcement on our Facebook page, and on our website when tables have sold out, and/or when we make the invitation open to the public..
Enrolling your book(s) in The Grey Wolfe Scriptorium Consignment Program is arequirement of participating in the BookFest. This will help to promote not only authors and their books, but also the bookshop, well after the festival is over. Participation in the Consignment Program is completely free to Michigan authors, and the particulars of that program are listed on the reservation portal page.
If you are NOT agreeable to consigning your books at The Grey Wolfe Scriptorium, please DO NOT reserve a table at the BookFest.
Please keep in mind that all table fees are non-refundable.
If you have any questions, email us at BookFest@GreyWolfePublishing.com or call The Scriptorium at 248-629-6800. To avoid any unpleasantness, ask all of your questions before you pay your non-refundable table fee! We have half (4 foot) tables and full (8 foot tables) available. Please remember: Space is extremely limited... please act quickly to reserve your table!
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