It is official, I registered today for a 10 x 20 space, twice the space we had last year. The other Snellville writers group decided they wanted to get their own booth, so that made my mind up that I would register for a booth twice as big as last year, but not the 4 times as big that I had hoped. But as they say, you get born, you crawl, you stand and totter, you walk, and then you run!. I think Scribblers is somewhere between crawling and tottering. Hopefully next year we will be walking or maybe even running!
So, The cost of the booths was $1,350 and I order two additional tables for $70. So the total paid today was $1,420. I asked for the same area we were in last year, but this year the entire end cap of that row of booths instead of just half. I beleive that will give us the room to actually have 6 - 7 tables. There will be 4 chairs supplied by the festival, and I thought it was easier for us to bring additonal chairs and save the money. Perhaps next year I will even buy the tables, to save the additional fees for that as well! I think you can actually purchase the tables for about what we are renting them for. Of course then we have to haul them there, and haul them out!
The cost per author coming this year is $100 for the first book and then $5.00 for each additional book. I believe we will have space for 14 authors and like last year I will put together the space and time plan for the show. Right now we have seven authors committed to coming, representing 20 books.
Please review the attached spread sheet and please send me the names of the books you will have on display, and if you are not on the sheet please confirm with me that you are coming:
I charged the booth, which buys us about 21 days before I will need to pay the charge card. So, if you are planning to come to the Book Festival please bring your check to our March 14th meeting that will occur at the library. We are meeting on Thursday March 14, 2019 at the Five Forks Branch Library located at 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044-5865. We will be meeeting at 6:00 PM to do the filming for the Speakers Bureau.
Make your checks payable to: Scribblers - CdA Consultants Inc.
If you are not yet listed, it is because I have not heard from you diffentively that you are coming. If you do want to be included, please let me know as soon as possible. Also, let me know how many titles you will be bringing. Seven Authors have registered and we have space for at least seven more. Right now, we will have 20 books, and I suspect we will be closer to 40 once the final authors join in.
I will be sending out another e-mail tomorrow related to the Library and our next meeting.
Until then...already getting excited about August 31st and September 1!
Grace and Peace,
Decatur Book Festival - Scribblers Writing Club Debut
The Decatur Book Festival this year was a huge success for the Scribblers Writing Club. Our first show as a club had the following members/authors present: Donna Barron, Julie Clarke, Charles de Andrade, Claire Hertzler, Mike & Leda Owens, Mary Renshaw, Luanne Scrogan, Pat Smith, Deborah Walker, Frannie Watson. Many of the members were joined by their spouses, and together everyone worked to make the show the success it was. We learned the power in team work, in networking our sphere of influence contacts, and in just plain old friendly face to face marketing. Everyone had the opportunity to share about their stories, and Scribblers became a known group of writers that attracted interest from many of the attendees.
Mike & Leda Owens had a "sold out" book, with their "I Hate Vegetables" poetry and illustrations for children taking top billing at the show for our booth. That was followed closely by Claire Herztler's "The High Sheriff of Greene". Every author had sales at the show, and three soon to be authors distributed abundant information about their upcoming books.
The two days at the show encouraged the entire club in their writing efforts. Next year our goal will be to more than double the size of our booth, and add another 10 or more authors to the booth as well.