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Miami Book Fair
Miami Book Fair

ReadersMagnet is proud to be one of the 200+ exhibitors at the Street Fair.

 

Miami Book Fair International is one of the country’s oldest and largest literary festivals and is held annually at Miami Dade College campus. Founded in 1984, its mission is to promote reading, encourage writing, and heighten an awareness of literacy and the literary arts in the city’s multi-ethnic community. It started as a local book festival organized by Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, the president of Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus, Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books, and Craig Pollock of BookWorks, with the cooperation of Miami Dade College and local bookstore owners. In its first year, the first Miami Book Fair known as “Books by the Bay” gathered around 25,000 participants. The annual event grew each year with the help of sponsors, community partners, media support, and later renamed the Miami Book Fair International. Over the years, Miami Book Fair International hosts special programs such as the Festival of Authors, Ibero-American Authors Program, Children’s Alley, Student Literary Encounters, and Antiquarian Annex. The fair is also home to Evenings With…Series, which features renowned authors who are recipients of prestigious awards such as the Nobel Prize for Literature, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Casa de las Americas Prize, Pushcart Prize, O’Henry Award, National Magazine Award, among others.

This year, ReadersMagnet is proud to join the Miami Book Fair International in its 35th year. ReadersMagnet is excited to be among the exhibitors of Street Fair in one of oldest and most prestigious literary festival in America. We will be joining with more than 200 publishers and book sellers and more than 500 authors in America’s biggest annual literary party. The 8-day event will include author talks, book signings, discussions, musical performances, street fair and other activities with an estimated 250,000 visitors from around the globe.

2017 Fair Statistics

Dates: November 12-19, 2017
Attendees: 205,000 estimated number of visitors
Authors: 559 authors attended the event
Exhibitors: 235 publishers, bookstores and organizations More than 200 exhibitors from around the country took part in the weeklong event and weekend street fair, attracting an estimated 205,000 visitors each year for author talks and book signings, panel discussions, musical performances, and other activities.

 

Miami Book Fair

 

WHERE: Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami
WHEN: November 11-18, 2018 (Street Fair is held from 16-18)
Attendees: More than 200K expected attendance of booklovers, readers and literary enthusiasts.
Exhibitors: 200+ publishers and booksellers.
Authors: 500+ authors from all over the world.
Audience Entrance: November 16, Friday is free. | $10 admission on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 | 13 to 18 and over 62 years old: $5 / 12 years old and under: FREE

Book Fair Exhibit

Price: $650.00

Book Fair Package Inclusions:

        1 Print book display.*

        Placement in ReadersMagnet brochure.

        Pre or Post-event Web Press Release.*

        Post fulfilment report.

*Book exhibit slots are limited. We will prioritize the schedule preference on a first come first serve basis following full payment.
*Pre-event press release will be fulfilled for full payments by 9/30. From 10/01 onwards, all press releases will be post-event.

Book Signing

Price: $3,199.00
Book Signing Package Inclusions:
        1 hour book signing slot. Schedule is based on availability.*
        Print book display.
        Author book signing badge.
        Placement in ReadersMagnet brochure.
        Pre or Post-event Web Press Release announcing your book signing event.*
        Storage of up to 100 books which can either be shipped by the author or hand carried.
        100 set of promotional materials – Business cards, postcards and bookmarks.
        Post fulfilment report.

Book Signing with Documentation

Price: $4,199.00
Book Signing Package Inclusions:
        All inclusions of Book Signing.
        Photo and video documentation during author’s book signing.
        We will provide up to 20 hi-resolution photos and create a 60-sec video of your book signing.

*Book exhibit slots are limited. We will prioritize the schedule preference on a first come first serve basis following full payment.
*Pre-event press release will be fulfilled for full payments by 9/30. From 10/01 onwards, all press releases will be post-event.

Reserve a slot at the Miami Book Fair International 2018
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1-800-805-0762 or email us at info@readersmagnet.com
Miami Book Fair

Photo courtesy of Miami Book Fair International

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Location: In downtown’s central business district surrounding the Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, which will be closed to street traffic. The best way to get to Downtown Miami is via Metrorail, hop-on-hop-off Miami Trolley, and Uber, but if you do have to drive, there’s free parking at the MDC Parking Garage at NE 5th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue. Otherwise, there’s a $7 valet parking  at southeast corner  of N.E. 5th St and 2nd Ave.

Hours: Street Fair hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day – Friday, November 16; Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Hotel Accommodations: Authors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses if attending the book signing event. For your reference, there are a number of hotels close to the fairgrounds, including: Courtyard by Marriott, 305.374.3000; Holiday Inn, 305.371.4400; Hilton Miami Downtown 305.374.0000; Marriott Biscayne Bay, 305.374.3900; Hyatt Regency Miami, 305.358.1234.

Weather: Weather can be unpredictable. One large plastic cover will be provided for each table. Miami Book Fair International will not be held responsible for damage done to books or merchandise by inclement weather. This event is held outdoors so plan accordingly and check weather forecast. There will be no refunds due to weather as this event is held rain or shine.

Book Sales: Authors can sell books during their book signing event however, they will be responsible in remittance of all sales taxes.

Attendees: Only one author is allowed per book signing. Authors may keep any copies of their book that remain after the signing.

Payment: Two instalments will be accepted only until September 30th. Any book fair or signing closed from October 1st onwards will need to paid in full.

Book Submissions: Books need to be mailed to ReadersMagnet California office. Our fulfilment Officer will contact you for details.

Limited Slots: Book signing and display slots are limited. We will prioritize the displays and schedule preference on a first come first serve basis following full payment.

 

Photo courtesy of Miami Book Fair International

Miami Book Fair

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