The Power of Black Literature
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: Saturday February 26, 2022
: Authors: Second Baptist Community Center
All Participating Authors must be published (includes self-published)
Important Dates & Deadlines:
All Participating Authors must have their books available for sale at the Festival
All Participating Authors must have a means to accept credit/debit card payments
September 1, 2021 Application Submission is Open
October 31, 2021 Application Submission is Closed @ 10pm
November 15, 2021 Notification of Participating Authors
December 15, 2021 Payment Deadline for Author’s Fee @ 10pm
Exact Date - TBA SAAABF Author’s Mixer
February 26, 2022 3rd
Annual San Antonio African American Book Festival
Application & Selection Process:
Applications must be submitted online no later than October 31, 2021
The link to submit applications is: https://form.jotform.com/212188154133046
Applications received after October 31, 2021 WILL NOT
All Authors must arrive to Event no later than 11:30 to set up
Deadline to RSVP for the SAAABF Author’s Mixer is February 10, 2022
The Author’s Fee includes the following:
1 Table, 2 Chairs (you must provide your own table cover)
1 Ticket to the SAAABF Mixer on Friday February 25, 2022 (Details TBA)
Picture and Bio featured in Program Booklet, our Website and Facebook Page
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I submit payment of the Author’s Fee? - If you are selected as a Participating Author, we will send a Square Invoice to collect your non-refundable payment.
Can I bring someone to assist me with sales? – It is highly suggested that you bring a “helper” with you to assist with sales and other functions while you network with potential customers. However, only 1 Author is allowed per table.
Can I bring a guest to the SAAABF VIP Mixer? – You may bring 1 guest. An E-Vite will be emailed and everyone must RSVP no later than February 10, 2022.
Can minors participate as Authors? – Absolutely! But they must be accompanied by an adult.
Can I purchase an Ad in the Official Program Book to promote my book(s)? – Absolutely! That’s a great idea. Please inquire about sponsorship opportunities by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is it mandatory that I am able to accept electronic or debit/credit card payments? – Yes, very few people carry cash nowadays and there is no ATM in Carver Library. We want to make it as convenient as possible for you to receive the support that we are hoping you receive. This includes, but is not limited to: Square, PayPal, CashApp, Zelle and Clover.
How do I order an Official SAAABF T-Shirt? T-Shirts are available for pre-sale and a link will be provided to purchase your T-Shirt with a $5 discount.
What must I bring with me to the Book Festival? You must bring your books, method of accepting electronic payments, change if you are accepting cash payments and table covering (no bare tables). It is suggested that you also bring pens, a friend to assist with payments, your business cards, signage and other marketing materials.
If we have books available for sale online, how do we let people know that? It is highly suggested that your books are available to purchase online, but not required. Please provide a link to where your books can be purchased on your Submission Form and we will include it in your Bio to help drive sales.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com