January 25, 2020
Festival open to the public
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Exhibitor check-in begins at 8:00 AM. All authors must be checked in by 9:30 AM and set up by 10:00 AM.
Exhibits takedown 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The beautiful Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, Gainesville, FL. close to I-75 and NW 39th Ave. with plentiful parking. Map
An exhibit space is one half of a six-foot-long table (two authors per table). Chairs, tables, tablecloths and table skirting are provided. Skirting allows authors to hide empty boxes and extra inventory under their tables.
Subway, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks are located on campus in the food court, a short walk from the Fine Arts Hall. Off campus, there are numerous nearby restaurants on NW 39th Ave. near I-75.
Have the following items on hand before you start the registration page:
Before you register, take a moment to read the Terms of Participation below. By registering you agree to abide by them.
The festival is completely indoors and will be held January 25, 2020 rain or shine.
Free Admission for the public
Festival visitors receive a raffle card to be marked by the authors they visit. Once they have visited at least 10 exhibits, they may enter their card in a door prize drawing.
Speakers throughout the day will present a diverse range of free programs chosen to draw visitors from different interest groups.
The Best Western Gateway Grand hotel is offering discounted room rates to Festival guests. Phone reservation use code: 2001SUNSH
or reserve online.
During registration you have the option to upload your photo and book cover to let visitors know that you are selling books at the festival.
What looks best
The images will display as thumbnails, so a head shot portrait with an uncluttered background will yield the best author photo. For your book, upload only the front cover. No spine, back cover, or 3d view.
Files must be jpg format. Maximum file size is 1 mb each. Filename must be your name or pen name.
Author photo: lastname_firstname.jpg
Cover image: lastname_firstname_cover.jpg