SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network) is offering some major book-promotion opportunities right now. Join SPAWN ($65/year) and you can sign up to sell your books at the gigantic Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in the SPAWN booth. $203 per day instead of the $1,000 (or so) you would pay for a booth of your own. Event dates: April 20-21, 2013.
If you don’t live near Los Angeles, you are a member of SPAWN and would still like to participate in this event, you can send one copy of your book to us for display in our booth. They typically get around 140,000 visitors to the event, which is now held at the USC campus. The fee for this opportunity with SPAWN is $20 per book.
Another level of promotion we offer members is an entry in our SPAWN Catalog of Members’ Books and Services. For $37, you can have your book featured in our catalog, which is online all the time and which we print to hand out at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books as well as other events throughout the US over the year. This year, it will also be distributed at the Tucson Festival of Books as well as several other events in Southern California, Texas, Louisiana and possibly others.
There are countless other reasons, of course, to join SPAWN. Read about them here:
Join here: http://www.spawn.org/join.htm
Sign up to participate in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books—share booth space, display books and/or place book in catalog. http://www.spawn.org/latfb.htm
See the lovely SPAWN Catalog of Members’ Books and Services here: http://www.spawn.org/catalogofbooks.htm
Deadline for Catalog entries is a firm February 15, 2013.
I want to remind those of you who scoff at the cost to sell books at an event such as this, about the value of exposure. I’m going to talk about that in tomorrow’s post. Don’t miss it.