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Request to Book an Event

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Thank you for your interest in setting up an author event at Village Books. We support our community and authors through our robust events program, and we take pride in helping authors and presenters promote their work. We host more than 300 events each year and have come to understand the challenges of producing successful events. Because our events program is in such great demand, we request that all potential authors complete this questionnaire. This helps us determine if your book is a good match for our community. Village Books offers a free 15-minute consultation, $25/hour after the first 15 minutes to help answer questions and event proposals.

To ensure a successful event, Village Books expects authors and presenters to conduct their own publicity campaign by reaching out to friends, family, and the local media. The following questions will help us gauge your participation level for publicity.

Once you've completed this questionnaire, you can email your digital media kit (100-word book synopsis, 2-3 sentence bio, jpg image of book cover & jpg author image) to our Events Coordinator, Sophie Richmond, at Completion of this questionnaire does not guarantee an event at Village Books. All applicants are subject to approval by the events coordinator and staff.

All fields marked with '*' denotes mandatory fields
Do you agree to Village Books' ticketing policy which requires pre-registration on Eventbrite to reserve a seat? This includes a minimum $5 ticket price that is issued as a voucher upon arrival to the event, good on any merchandise on the day of the event.
Please provide the following information: (1) BOOK TITLE, (2) AUTHOR NAME, (3) ISBN, (4) PUBLISHER
Please provide the following information: (1) PRESENTATION TITLE, (2) PRESENTER NAME, (3) 2-3 SENTENCE PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS
Is your book available through Ingram (iPage)?
Is your book available at a 40% discount and fully returnable to your publisher/wholesaler? Please answer yes or no, and let us know where your book is available from at a 40% discount.
I understand that if my book is not available at Village Books' terms, and I would like to sell it on consignment, that I am subject to an Event Fee of $54 + tax and/or a Consignment Fee of $25 + tax ($10 for children's books and poetry books).
What genre is your book categorized as (i.e. fiction, non-fiction, history, gardening, children’s)?
What is the target audience for your book (i.e. history buffs, scientists, gardeners, kids, book groups, etc.), and why do you think your book will interest them?
Is there a local or regional connection in the book to Bellingham, Whatcom County or the Pacific Northwest, and in what way?