2024 Author Registration

Registration includes:

  • Exhibit space to sell books on Saturday. One half of a six-foot table, chair, and tablecloth provided 
  • Author photo, book cover image, and link to your website on the Sunshine State Book Festival “Meet the Authors” page. See what “Looks Best” below
  • Author’s listing featuring a headshot and brief bio (50 words max) in the printed festival program
  • An invitation to Friday night’s reception with appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Free Saturday morning breakfast of pastries and coffee or tea for registered authors
  • Free lunch for authors after noon Saturday
  • Exhibitor fee: $50

Registration Instructions

Important: Registration is a two-step process that must be completed in a single session. Once you make your secure credit card payment, you must finish the registration form and click the Submit button.

You cannot leave midway and come back later.

  1. Make sure you have your credit card, author bio, photo, and book cover image ready.
  2. Click the Pay Now button below. 
  3. Pay using a credit card or your PayPal account. 
  4. When the payment transaction is complete, click the “Return to Merchant” option once and wait for the registration form to load.
  5. The registration-form page will appear. Fill in the fields, upload author bio, photo, and cover image, then click the Submit button. 
  6. Check your email. You will receive a payment receipt from PayPal and a confirmation message from the festival registrar. If you don’t see a confirmation email, check your spam folder.

To make a change or upload a file after you have registered, contact the festival registrar. Do NOT repeat the registration process, as it will create a duplicate entry and you will be charged twice.

You must submit a completed registration form or you are not registered, even though you have paid. If files are too large to upload, submit without them.

By registering, you accept and agree to abide by our Terms of Exhibitor Participation. 

Step 1 of 2:

pay button

Important: After the PayPal transaction is complete, do not close your browser.
Click “Return to Merchant” on the PayPal screen to load the registration form.
You must submit a completed registration form or you are not registered even though you have paid.

What Looks Best

A headshot portrait with an uncluttered background will yield the best author photo. For your
book cover, upload only one image of the front cover. No spine, back cover, 3D view, or sets.

File specifications

Images must be jpg format. Maximum file size is 1 MB each.
Check the size of files before beginning registration. If they fail to upload, email them to the registrar after submitting your form.

Author bios must be 50 words or less and are subject to edit.

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