Africa, Aziza Eden Walker, Bailey Quinn, Book Fair, Elaine Dodge, Inge Saunders, Jayne Bauling, Joanne Macgregor, Kathy Bosman, Leenna Naidoo, Marie Dry, Nana Prah, romance, Sheritha Singh, T. M. Clark, Therese Beharrie
Today Whiskey With My Book is talking about something a little different. Via Marie Dry, I met (virtually) Inge Saunders. She, along with some friends, has organized a Book Fair to promote relationships with African authors. This virtual book fair will take place this coming weekend. Read on to learn a bit more and get the details….
The Africa Online Book Fair: Romance Authors & Books is a weekend event, featuring 13 authors and 1 interview with an aspiring romance author. Each day will have a certain amount of authors that will showcase their books and who they are.
The online book fair takes place on Facebook. The Facebook event page will list time slots for each author attending the book fair. Here’s a link to the event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/372063406523550/
As you know, a traditional book fair is an exhibit of books typically by a group of publishers or book-dealers for promoting sales and stimulating interest, often authors are also featured with their own booths and engages with readers. It takes place at a certain venue over a specific period of time and requires those who are exhibiting their books to be physically present, as well as those attending the book fair.
An online book fair in contrast takes place on the internet, but with the same underlined principle as a traditional book fair, to exhibit books for promotion of sales and stimulating interest, typically designed to provide access for those who are unable or unavailable to attend traditional book fairs.
The main objectives with the Africa Online Book Fair will be building relationships, networking, creating a fun and relaxed environment where authors and readers can engage with each other. A place where authors can share information, have Q&A’s and create interest in their books through prizes, gifts, giveaways, competitions, promotional discounts, etc. So definitely something for readers too.
Readers, you can come and go as you please since you don’t have to pay a ticket to enter or register. So come and meet your next favorite author! We’ll have discounted and free books, play games, you can win Amazon Gift Cards. Get a little bit closer to authors you want to chat with in real time and generally see what Africa’s got to offer for your romance taste buds.
There will be a Scavenger Hunt that you can enter and stand a chance to win a prize. You’ll have to go to every author’s post (“booth”) at the event and hunt for the number each author has “hidden” in one of their posts. At the end of the weekend you need to add up the amount and inbox co-host Kathy Bosman with your answer and she’ll draw a winner.
We are also running a sign up for our Newsletters competition that will start running with the Africa Online Book Fair blog tour from 17 to 31 May. You could win a 20$ Amazon Gift Card.
Sign up for as many newsletters as you want, each one is an entry: https://tinyurl.com/kvttmhb
The Winner will be announced after the fair.
Attending the online book fair and how it works is straightforward, especially for readers who’ve attended Facebook book parties. But also for readers who use the social network site daily.
All you need to do is go to our Event and click ‘Going’. It’s that easy!
The online book fair is for romance authors who are from Africa and authors who write romances set in Africa.
And don’t forget to invite your friends! Also join the group if you want updates on future book fairs from us.
Hope you have lots of fun and discover awesome reads.
Blog tour: From May 17 till 31 May done by Wickedly Innocent Promotions. (See below for list of stops.)
Event date: Friday 2nd until Sunday 4th June 2017.
Starts: 10:00 am (GMT+2)
Ends: 22:00 pm (GMT+2)
Readers who want to learn more about the authors that will be at the book fair can check out theses stops on the Africa Online Book Fair blog tour:
Inge Saunders: Choices&Collaborations
Aziza Eden Walker
T. M. Clark
Africa Online Book Fair Spotlight
Africa Online Book Fair Spotlight