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The Printed Word

by ticketprinting on March 22, 2010

Although I work on the Internet, I live in the real world. Although most of the words I write appear as pixels on a video monitor, my favorite words are printed in ink on processed wood pulp. Indeed, I love books, and as such, I can’t help loving a book festival!

What a lovely warm-weather event! Any size town can easily host it. First, consider the purveyors of the printed word in your area: newspapers, magazine, book shops, and publishers. Most of these groups will be pleased to participate and even to sponsor the event, as it provides them extra exposure and a simple way to connect with customers. Schools and universities will likely want to get in on the fun, particularly if they have strong writing programs.

Next, you will want to contact any local authors, any authors with ties to your town, and finally, any authors willing to make the journey to your festival. Once you have firm commitments from everyone in the writing industry, you can add all the food vendors and musicians you like! Schedule book signings, public readings, and perhaps a writing contest in advance. If you plan to charge for attendance, start selling Event Tickets in advance. Or, pass them out for free, and get plenty of publicity!

Send Invitations and hang Posters and Fliers about town. Contact all the local media outlets with press releases and, if you can afford it, take out some advertisements as well. Drink Tickets, such as the one reproduces above, are wonderful incentives to encourage festival-goers to attend.

On the day of your book festival, hope for clear skies and pat yourself on the back. You’ve helped save humanity from ignorance and illiteracy, and you’ve provided a wonderful and intelligent day for book lovers everywhere.

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