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To Authors, Publishers, Entrepreneurs and Corporate Advertisers:

The 7th annual National Black Book Festival is scheduled for Oct. 23-25, 2014 at Fallbrook Church, 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, Texas. The event is sponsored by Cushcity.com, one of the leading Web sites promoting African- American literature.

The National Black Book Festival provides a variety of advertising opportunities for authors, publishers, entrepreneurs and corporations who may or may not be able to attend the actual event. The following advertising opportunities are available:

  • Featured Video of the Week. Provide a one- to five-minute video that will be featured on the NBBF web site’s

home page for one week. Video must be uploaded to YouTube. Book trailers, interviews, performances, etc. are permitted. Video must be tasteful and contain no nudity or excessive profanity. This advertising may occur anytime.

  • Book announcement program. Provide two (2) copies of one of your books. During the Festival, your book title,

author's name and genre will be announced from the podium and given away as a gift to a Festival attendee. NOTE: Books are provided by author free of charge and will not be returned.

  • Supporting author link on the Festival web site (for authors who CANNOT attend), with link to the author's web

site or Myspace page. Link remains from time of purchase until November 2014. Participating authors automatically receive a link to their web site upon registration.

  • Book Feature in National Black Book Festival News, a monthly e-newsletter which is distributed to over 1,000

African-American book clubs and 25,000 consumers via e-mail.

  • Pre-Festival Promotional Video - NBBF will produce a series of promotional videos leading up to 2014 NBBF.

The videos will feature authors who will be attending the Festival as participating authors with tables, as seminar presenters, or authors who will not be attending, but who support the event. The videos will include a maximum of ten (10) authors each and the segment with the authors will include an author photo, book image, and 20-second voice narration about each book. The videos will be featured on the NBBF web site for one-week intervals and cross promoted on Facebook, as space permits. Each video is guaranteed at least one full week of promotion of the NBBF web site. Deadline: This is an ongoing project and videos will be produced throughout the months leading up to 2014 NBBF.

  • Book Video Presentation. Provide a 30-second to five-minute video that will be featured at the 2014 NBBF. The

book videos will be shown on an HD screen in the main registration area during the Festival and will be shown on a repeated loop. Book trailers, interviews, performances, etc. are permitted. Video must be tasteful and contain no nudity or excessive profanity.

  • Commercial Ad Presentation. Provide a 30-second to five-minute video that will be featured at the 2014 NBBF.

The ads will be shown on an HD screen in the main registration area during the Festival and will be shown on a repeated loop. Any type of product or service can be advertised, as long as the ad is tasteful and contains no nudity or excessive profanity.

  • Festival Partner logo link on the Festival web site for publishers and entrepreneurs with link to the business' web

site. Link remains from time of purchase until November 2014.

  • Gift bag marketing program: Insert your flyer, brochure or postcard in the Festival gift bags which will be

distributed to all Festival attendees

  • Advertising in NBBF Newspaper: Full-page, half-page, quarter-page or business card size ads available in color

and black-and-white

More information and the advertising agreement are including on the following pages. If you have any further questions regarding advertising, please feel free to contact us.

Gwen Richardson NBBF National Coordinator info@nationalblackbookfestival.com Toll-free number: 1-800-340-5454 In the Houston area: (281) 444-4265

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