On April 27, 2013, authors from across the nation will gather for the fourth Dayton Book Expo (DBE). In addition to book signings, the one-day event will feature panel discussions for aspiring authors, activities for children in the Kidz Zone and a special guest appearance. The event will be held in the Great Hall at Sinclair Community College’s Ponitz Center from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The goal of DBE is to promote and encourage literacy in our community and we invite you to collaborate with us on this great event.
For sponsorship opportunities, email
or call LaTonya Branham at 513.265.9412.
We anticipate over 1,000 book lovers to attend the Dayton Book Expo (DBE) which is free and open to public. The event will be held at Sinclair Community College’s Ponitz Center (444 West Third Street, Building 12 Dayton, Ohio 45402).
(Deadline date listed in parenthesis)
Incentive Registration (through December 1, 2012)
Regular Registration (through March 1, 2013)
Late Registration (through March 31, 2013)
Featured-Author Spot* - Your cover image, author photo, 75-word synopsis, ISBN, retail price and website included in DBE booklet. Six spots available.
Book-Review Spot* - Your cover image, 50-word synopsis and website included in DBE booklet. Twelve spots available.
New Release Promo - For titles released after June 2012, you'll be featured in an exclusive media release, your cover image on celebration cake, a balloon bouquet at your table, spotlight in program book and website. Ten sports available. (March 1, 2013)
Website Ad Spot. Your cover image and link to your personal DBE Author Page included on the DBE Authors Page. Ten spots available.
Readers Round - Intimate opportunity to meet and talk with DBE book lovers in a casual open atmosphere for fifteen minutes. Eight spots available. (March 1, 2013)
Postcard - Your cover image on 10,000 promotional postcards. Ten spots available. (March 1, 2013)
Goody Bag 1 - Your promotional material included in 250 guest bags (March 31, 2013)
Goody Bag 2 - Your promotional material included in 500 guest bags (March 31, 2013)
* The DBE booklet will be 8.5” x 11” full color. Submit high-resolution jpeg files by March 31, 2013 to
City, State Zip:
** DBE reserves the right to decline titles that are not family-friendly **
Tables are only for authors. Set-up begins at 9:30 AM. Tables must be completely set-up by 10:45 AM. The DBE begins promptly at 11:00 AM. NOTE: One author per table. Floor displays are not allowed. Table-top displays cannot exceed 24” in height.
Your participation includes
~ One table (with cloth, but not skirted) and two chairs
~ Listing in the DBE booklet
~ Access to DBE Hospitality Room for breakfast and lunch
~ One parking pass
~ Event-day sales reported to New York Times
~ Online presence at DaytonBookExpo.com
~ Inclusion in the DBE Awards:
oGenre-specific winners—based on event-day sales—will receive a plaque, book medallions and listing for a year at DaytonBookExpo.com.
oTitles distributed through Amazon.com will be posted on the DBE Virtual Bookstore. Annual top sellers will be spotlighted at the 2014 event.
All monies and the signed agreement must be received by March 31, 2013. No monies will be refunded after March 31, 2013. Forward the agreement with money order payable to
Dayton Book Expo as follows:
Dayton Book Expo Author
893 South Main Street – PMB 175
Englewood, Ohio 45322
For credit-card payments, call Valerie J Lewis Coleman 888.802.1802 or visit DaytonBookExpo.com.