The FOLD team is pleased to announce our first BRAMPTON BOOK BASH – a one-day book market designed to give authors and book selling organizations a space to promote their books. The following Frequently Asked Questions are designed for authors, book sellers and book organizations, who are interested in promoting their work at this year’s inaugural event.
WHY A BOOK BASH?
While the Festival of Literary Diversity provides an opportunity for a small group of published authors to promote their stories, the Brampton Book Bash will provide a new opportunity for more storytellers and story-telling organizations to reach Brampton’s diverse community and network with one another at one of Ontario’s largest Farmer’s Markets.
WHEN IS THE BOOK BASH?
Saturday, September 30 from 9am – 2pm during Brampton’s Farmer’s Market as part of Culture Days – a national celebration of arts and culture.
WHERE IS THE BOOK BASH?
The Book Bash will take place at the centre of the Farmer’s Market in the City Hall Atrium – with free underground parking and accessible washrooms and entrances.
WHAT’S THE BOOK BASH AUDIENCE?
The Brampton Farmer’s Market is one of Ontario’s largest outdoor markets, drawing between 3,000 and 5,000 attendees each week. The Book Bash will be promoted to readers, writers, and educators who love to find great reads.
WHO CAN BE A VENDOR?
Anyone who wants to sell books can get a table at the Book Bash. An author may purchase a table for themselves or a group of writers may decide to get a table and carry a series of titles. For space reasons, only two authors may sit at the booth at any given time. All vendors are responsible for their own sales and cash management.
IS THERE A COST FOR VENDORS?
Yes. The fee, which covers the cost of renting supplies, is $50/table.
CAN I DO A READING OR A PRESENTATION?
Once vendors have confirmed interest, a program may be developed. All vendors would be given the option of a 15 to 30-minute time slot. Vendors will be contacted early in September if there is enough interest.
HOW CAN I RESERVE A BOOTH?
Authors, book organizations, and book sellers can fill out the application for a table. FOLD Staff will email an invoice within a week. Payment is due by Friday, September 15. If there are no more table spaces available, vendors will be added to a wait list. Those waitlisted will find out by Tuesday, September 19 if there will be space available.
WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
E-transfers are preferred and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheques will also be accepted. Cheques should be made to THE FOLD FOUNDATION and sent to 23 Guest Street, Brampton, ON L6W 1T7. All of this information will be included on your invoice.
CAN I GET A REFUND IF I CHANGE MY MIND?
Vendors will not receive a refund, but vendors may transfer their booth space to a third-party, so long as the third-party also submits an application and communicates with us via email whose booth space they are taking.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any questions about the Brampton Book Bash.