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AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY BOOK EXPO '18

2018 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Join us at Detroit Book City’s 2nd Annual African-American Family Book Expo 2018!  The event will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 12 noon - 5pm at the newly, renovated Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit, MI  48235.

 

This exciting one-day event is designed to preserve literacy in our community – at the family level.  Enjoy a winter afternoon with 50 talented, local Black Authors of adult & children books.

 

You will meet authors, buy your "discount" autographed books and enjoy a host of family, fun entertainment -- KIDZONE...HOT Popcorn, $6 soul food lunch, photo backdrop, LOTS OF DOOR PRIZES and $1 Souvenir Booklets!!!  You'll also enjoy storytelling and “author” talks from 15 amazing writer/speakers in front of a captive audience.  The 1st 200 adult arrivals will get a FREE Swag bag!

 

This event highlights some of the best books written & illustrated by Black authors covering every aspect of African-American lives.  They are well-written and beautifully illustrated.  We want to continue the momentum of supporting literacy for adult & children of all ages.  "Every home should have a library."  And every library in Metro Detroit, should have books written by Detroit Black Authors."

 

Register today for Detroit Book City's 2nd Annual African-American Family Book Expo 2018! Greet a room full of talent and walk away with your autographed book. This is your chance to meet a book author or illustrator of color and support literacy in one-day!  Register your FREE tickets today!!

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REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE

2018 Black Author Showcase

Biography/Memoir

Houston, Francine

Sample, Phillip

Wilson, Brenda

 

Business

Galloway, Warren S. Jr.

 

Education

Hawkins, Jahquan

Jordan, Frank "Zaaqan

Matthews, Brian

Children Book Authors

Afrika, Sekou

Baker, Teresa

Bass, Trina

Batchelor Davis, Kim

Bellinger, Odis

El, Yusuf Ali

Hardin, Lonna

Hardy, Stephanie

Lee, Patrice (Leep Joy)

Mitchell, Shirley

Mngaza-Moore, Lungiswa

Pope, Cheryl Lynn

Scott, Andrea

Watkins II, Te'lario

Watkins, David

 

Comics/ Coloring

Savage, Sherrie

Batts, Andre

Shelton, Asher

Hip-Hop Music

Thompson, Eric

Poetry/Inspiration

Barr, Tajhae

Cochran, Denise

The Poet, RJ

Relationships

Ali, Hasani & Shelbi

Simpson, Tialie

Thomas, Darnell

 

Religious / Faith

Gentry-Pugh, Barbra

Willingham, Brittany

Teens/Young Adults

Dabney, Karen

Belcher, JahNikki

Lampkin, Stacy

Smith, Marcel

 

Self-Development

Bankston, Tanya Coach

Bennett, Horatio

Brown, Nickiya

Davis, Jameel

Irvin-Harris, Joyce Rev.

Johnson, Paulina

Kelly, Darren Robert

Kelly-Boyd, Ranequa

Love, Quentin G

Mendez, Yolanda (Loni)

Segars, Mary

Wynne, Jonathan

Urban Fiction

Caldwell, Leonette

King Benjamin

Deloach-Lucas, LaKeila “Black Byrd”

Johnson, DeQuindra

Mann, Aliza

Norfleet, India

Pearl, Jada (Nicola Motley)

Rockwell, Cetarracca

Warir-Marbly, Lisa

 

Other Vendors

Black Interdependent Council

Nspire Network - Now We Know

Rashid, Lorena - Candle Vendor

Ferguson, Cynthia - African Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop in the Author's Boardroom to listen to featured author readings, pitch sessions

and storytellling from a fierce group of Black Book Authors!  Catch up on your favorite author.

Ask questions on industry, writing, upcoming books, and existing characters, etc...

Registration & Scheduled times posted soon, so keep checking!

Author's Boardroom

STORYTELLING / 'PITCH' BOOK Sessions
Sunday, Feb. 25 starting at 12:30pm

Author

 Tialie Simpson

Author

 Darren Robert Kelly

Author/Coach

Tanya Bankston

'North Carolina' Author

 Frank "Zaaqan" Jordan

'Cleveland' Author

Jameel Davis

Author

Philip Sample

"UCCIKHAN"

Author/Coach

 Dr. Mary Segars

Author

 Warren S. Galloway, Jr.

'New Jersey' Author

Yolanda "Loni" Mendez

'Indiana' Author

Yusuf Ali El

Author/Speaker

Kimberly Batchelor Davis

Teen Author/Tutor

Stacy Lampkin

Author/Reverend

Joyce Irvin-Harris

'Texas' Author

Cetarracca Rockwell

Relationship Authors

Hasani & Shelbi Ali

NSpire Network Rep.

Kia Faison

$15 "Pitch" Sell /Storytell Your Book

"Pitch" sell your book to a crowd of 100 plus seated book lovers!! You have 15 mins. to talk  about YOU, your book and branded accessories.  Quickly and efficiently show people that you’re a player, not a dreamer. The aim is to get them to BUY your book on the SPOT!  Are you ready???

You must a registered PAID author/exhibitor.

SOLD OUT!

 

 

2018

Souvenir Booklet

Sponsor Advertiser

 Registration Information

EXHIBIT YOUR BUSINESS!!

Feb. 2017 SPONSORS

Sponsor Exhibitor

Corporate $150

Small Business $75

  Non-Profit Organization $65

 

MEET & GREET!!!  Distribute information or sell your goods or services to over 2,500 spectator "Book Lovers" in one-day!  Add them to your email group...

 

Fee includes Exhibit badge, 6' table and two chairs in highly visible area.  Logo inclusion on all media including souvenir book, website and social media.

Exhibitor tables are filled on a 1st come basis.

Act FAST...limited tables!!

SOLD OUT!

Download Ad Sponsor Packet

Deadline to Advertise:

Friday, January 26, 2018

 

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS!!

We accept Visa, MC, Discover, Credit/Debit via Paypal.  Your ad will appear in 2,500 copies of the 2018 Souvenir Booklet that will be sold to registered attendees for $1.00 each.  Got questions?  Call Janeice at 248.667.6449 or

email: janeice@detroitbookcity.com

Souvenir Booklet

 Advertisement

Market your goods or services in our Souvenir Booklet... to an "astute" audience of book lovers -- smart, creative, literacy minded people.

 

An A-A consumer group that has tremendous buying power. Offer a "call-to-action" they can't refuse  i.e. coupon, rebate, free evaluation, buy one/Get one FREE deals...and watch the return on your small investment!

 

Primary Demographics: A-A, women, ages 25-54, working class, authors, educators, parents, grandparents, book clubs, and youth leaders.

 

Psychographics:  Literacy, Academic, Urban, Faith-based, Leisure, Reader

ESTABLISH MARKETPLACE IDENTITY

STUFF YOUR FLYER/CARD!!

SWAG Bag Insert

ONLY $40

Inserts in 200 Bags

Are you an Author not exhibiting this year??  You can still reach our Book Lovers!  Stuff your pre-printed flyer or business card in 200 event give away bags handed out at the registration table to the FIRST 200 adult arrivals!!  Don't miss out reaching the people who buy your books.

 

 

LOW BUDGET??

STUFF YOUR FLYER OR BIZ CARD
IN OUR 200 SOUVENIR BAGS

 

Biz card or Flyer?
Ad Page

Size: 5.5 x 8.5, Full Color Ads, 20 page booklet

REACH 2,500 PEOPLE IN ONE-DAY!

CONTACT US TODAY...

Detroit Book City

The Stratford Building

24361 Greenfield Rd Ste. 305, Southfield, MI 48075

Store: 248.209.6880 ~ Email: janeice@detroitbookcity.com

 

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