5th Annual NW Book Festival

CHWG will have a tent at the NW Book Fair on July 27th in Portland. This event is focused on indy publishers and self-pubbed authors.

We will be promoting books by CHWG members as well as getting the word out about our fantastic critique group. Even if you don't have anything published yet, this is a great opportunity to mingle with fellow authors and see what's out there.

The festival runs from 11-5. We are looking for volunteers to help setup, breakdown and staff the tent. You don’t have to commit for the entire day – the tent probably only holds a few people so we will rotate in shifts.

If you want to have your book(s) promoted, we are asking for a nominal fee of $20 per author to cover costs of registration, the tent and goodies for the wonderful volunteers who will be staffing the tent. No, you do not have to be present - we've got volunteers happy to promote your book for you. It’s a great opportunity to have a presence with the added benefit that you can leave the tent and walk around and see the rest of the authors, publishers and guest speakers. Message Mark, Elizabyth or Vargus for more details if you want to promote your book(s) or volunteer.

 

 

Planning details for the NW Book Festival

http://www.nwbookfestival.com/

 

 

Authors: The price of an author sponsorship is $20. You do not have to be present to have your book

on the table. The money collected will go towards paying for the space and to defray any

other costs, including promotional materials that we can pass out to advertise our group.

Some money has already been spent and if we are going to print promotional material to

hand out we will need to spend more prior to the event so the sooner people can give money

to Mark, Elizabyth or myself the better.

I have the capacity to accept cards via Paypal. I am willing to provide that service to any sale

Understand that Paypal like any credit service charges a percentage fee. Theirs is 2.7% of the

sale.

If you are not going to be present you may want to consider making a one page flier with a

short synopsis and contact information for people to read and or take with them in the hopes

they may decide to purchase at a later date.

Currently we have 5 possibly 6 people who have expressed an interest.

 

 

Volunteers: I plan on being present throughout the whole festival as I am the name of record on the

application and the individual supplying the tent. For those who want to help out, the

festival runs from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but we will have to do a set

up and tear down and so people will be needed to help between 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Space is of course limited inside a 10x10 so I think the best thing to do is to have a sign up

sheet with a minimum commitment of one hour. Preference will be given to authors

sponsoring their book or books. Please do not sign up unless it is a firm commitment. It is

not fair to others when people commit to a limited time slot and then do not show.

In my opinion and based upon my experience three people is about as many people a booth

can comfortably handle and still have room for a table and customers.

 

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I think this was a very successful event for CHWG. It is amazing how many writers are out there looking for a critique group like CHWG. I think there will be a lot of new members ...

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Elizabyth H.

    What a great opportunity we had. We had a most excellent location near the front of the event and a ton of traffic. Many thanks to everyone who showed up.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Vargus P.

    Great fun, Poems were read, books were sold, contacts were made and interest in our group abounded. Thanks to all who stopped by and who helped.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Ross D.

    Can't volunteer but I will be there for prob an hour at around 11am.

    July 27, 2013

  • Eve S.

    looking for a critique group

    July 22, 2013

  • Kris J.

    I will be out of town. Sorry to miss it.

    July 22, 2013

  • Elisabeth F.

    I've rearranged the weekend so I can be there - I'm available for any open volunteer slot. :)

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a maybe

    July 15, 2013

  • Drakeluvr

    sorry not today. My huhusband hasto work tonight andit made it difficult last time. He wants to meet any one offering me a ride first.

    July 13, 2013

  • Sharon M.

    Sorry I can't attend.

    July 10, 2013

  • Kris J.

    I would like to volunteer. What times are available?

    June 30, 2013

    • Vargus P.

      Sorry to hear that. Hope you have a good trip.

      July 2, 2013

    • Kris J.

      Thank you.

      July 2, 2013

  • Millie L.

    I will try to make it this Saturday

    June 24, 2013

  • Elisabeth F.

    I don't know yet if I can be there in person but I definitely have books! :)

    June 21, 2013

    • Elizabyth H.

      Cool. Email Vargus, Mark or I quickly so we can get the details worked out.

      June 22, 2013

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  • Elizabyth H.
    Vice-President/CAO, Executive Board Member, Sustaining Member, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Vargus P.
    Board Member, Sustaining Member, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Mark H.
    CFO, Executive Board Member, Sustaining Member, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Bryan J.
    (x) verified member
  • Phil B.
    Sustaining Member
  • Kalinda
    Sustaining Member
  • Millie L.
    (x) verified member
  • Elisabeth F.
    Sustaining Member
  • Derek W.
    (x) verified member
  • Maureen R.
    Sustaining Member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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