Have the following items on hand before you click the Pay Now
A credit card or PayPal account
Your author bio in a Word document
An author photo
An image of the front cover of one of your books
✓ Check the file size of images. Files exceeding 1 megabyte will not upload.
WAG uses PayPal to securely process our credit card transactions, but you do not need your own PayPal account. You can just click the gray button on
the PayPal screen labeled: “Pay with debit or credit card.”
Important: Registration is a two-step process that must be completed in a single session. Once you make your payment, you must finish the registration form and click the submit button. You cannot leave midway and come back later.
Select price: WAG member $25.00 or Non-member $50.00
Click the Pay Now button.
Pay using a credit card or your PayPal account.
When payment transaction is complete, click the “Return to Merchant” button once and wait for the registration form to load.
The registration-form page will appear. Fill in the fields, upload author bio, photo, and cover image, then click the submit button.
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.
By registering you accept and agree to abide by our Terms of Exhibitor Participation.
Terms of Exhibitor Participation
Writers Alliance of Gainesville, a non-profit organization herein referred
to as WAG, presents the Sunshine State Book Festival as a venue for
readers to meet authors and buy their books.
Authors who wish to participate must register and pay a nominal fee for
table space. The exhibit fee is $25 for WAG members or $50 for non-members,
paid at the time of registration. To qualify for WAG member price, an author
must be a member at time of registration, and continue to be a member
through the date of the festival. To join WAG, click here before
registering for the festival.
Festival registration fee will be refunded if cancelation request is received no later than
January 2, 2022.
Each registered participant is allotted one half of an eight-foot table
whose location will be determined by WAG. (Two authors per table, four feet
of display space each.) The table, a chair, and tablecloth are provided.
begins January 29, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. All participants must be checked in by
9:30 a.m. and set up by 10:00 a.m. The festival will be open to the public
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participants should not take down their exhibit
before 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitors may only sell books by authors registered for the Festival.
Exhibitors may not sell merchandise other than books except book promotion
items directly related to the author’s books.
Exhibitors may not hang anything on the building walls or erect standing
placards or signs that obstruct other authors’ tables or extend into
Each exhibitor agrees to indemnify, and hold harmless the Oaks Mall,
Sunshine State Book Festival, and Writers Alliance of Gainesville for
theft, personal injury, damage to goods, and circumstances beyond the
Sales and Taxes:
All exhibitors are responsible for their own book sales, credit card
processing, and tax reporting. WAG is providing only the exhibit space and
does not have any financial involvement in sales transactions.