Saturday, March 17, 2012

SinC Supports Member Book Signings at the LA Times Book Festival

Sisters in Crime author members worldwide have three days left to sign up for a spot in the Los Angeles chapter’s book-signing booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, 2012.

A grant from Sisters in Crime is enabling the chapter to invite any SinC member to participate in the renowned book festival that attracts as many as 150,000 book lovers each year.

The chapter will schedule as many as seven authors for each two-hour slot - Saturday from 10-12, 12-2, 2-4, and 4-6 and Sunday from 10-12, 12-2, and 2-4. Authors should select the time of their choice and one alternate signing time.

To take advantage of this opportunity, SinC members must contact LA chapter liaison Kathy Kingston by Tuesday, March 20. Use the online information form linked here to make sure you provide all of the necessary information. The form will be sent directly to Kathy.

To participate, members should make sure their dues are current. You can confirm your dues status on the Sisters in Crime website here.

Traditionally published authors whose books are in print, returnable and available through a distributor should include the title of their most recent book and up to four titles from their backlist. For all books, include the publisher and the ISBN number. Space limitations prevent the chapter from selling more than five titles from any author.

For traditionally published authors whose books are out of print and for self-published authors, the bookseller will sell your books on consignment with a 60/40 split. On the day of your signing, bring your books and a sheet of paper listing your name, address, email and phone number for payment purposes. On the same sheet, write the title of each book, how many copies of each book you’re bringing and the price of each copy, which should be the same price you are charging at other festival booths. Additional instructions are available on the Sisters in Crime website here.

Maps and parking fees will be emailed to participating authors when they are available.

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