The Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) will have their own booth at the Boston Book Festival (BBF) on Saturday, Oct. 25 in downtown Boston. While self-publishers are not allowed as solo exhibitors, IPNE is able to represent self-published members’ books at this important event.
The Boston Book Festival, now in its 6th year, is the largest literary event in New England. On October 25, rain or shine, Copley Square will be teeming with world-renowned authors and other luminaries, agents, workshops and events, exhibitors, live music, booksellers and book signings, activities and presentations for children. The audience should be in the tens of thousands according to the BBF, “25,000 readers” are expected!
IPNE is offering on a first-come/first served, limited basis, a special space where IPNE member authors & publishers can 1) display a book; and/or 2) reserve a one-hour block of time for a “Sit, Sign & Sell” session. Because the BBF is so well attended, it’s a special opportunity to sell your books directly to the public and interact with your readers. IPNE is providing four sessions per hour between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm.
$20 to display one title
- Send 2 copies of your book and collateral materials* by Oct. 10 to Steve Porter, Stillwater River Publications, 63 Sawmill Road, Chepachet, RI 02814.
- This option does not require attendance at the fair.
- You can also bring your books to the Festival, but please notify Steve by Oct. 10. *Upto 100 sheets, up to 8.5×11 inches.
$35 Sit, Sign & Sell
- IPNE will run 16 signing & sales sessions (2 concurrently per table). This option includes book display for the rest of the day. Sessions will run on the hour from 10am-3pm. Bring as many books as you think you can sell and/or take back with you!
For questions not covered here, please contact show manager, Steven R. Porter. Any books remaining in the booth at the close of the show will be donated to a library or literacy campaign. To see what’s happening for the entire Boston Book Festival, check their site regularly.