More authors added every day! Last updated Feb. 20, 2018.
Authors: If your name isn’t up here yet, it should be soon, but please feel free send us a reminder that you will be attending. Also, if you see your name but no link to your website, that is because we can’t find it!
FAQs about Books By the Bay Book Fair
Q: When will the book room be open?
The Book Room will be OPEN to the PUBLIC from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily on Saturday, and Sunday 11a.m. until 4 p.m.
Q: Where will the Book Room be located?
The Book Room will be located in the enclosed atrium of the Hotel Bellwether Ballroom. Public restrooms and free parking are available to participants and attendee. The atrium will be locked each evening and will be open by 9 a.m. for staff and attending authors. The book room staff (supplied by Village Books) will be available in the mornings for authors to drop off books from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. each day and to prepare for the day.
Q: When will the Festival activities be (signings, readings, meet the author, drawings and prizes)?
The Book Fest activities will be mostly happening from 1-4 pm on Sunday. But the Book Room will be open to the public all weekend.
Q: Will all the authors listed above be at the Book Fest to sign my books?
Most of them should be, but we can’t guarantee all of them will. Some of them may have travel plans that interfere. If you have a favorite you may want to follow them on Twitter or contact them ahead of time. If we make an alternate date for their book signing we won’t be able to advertise it, but they will probably be happy to tell you when to find them during the weekend.
Author Specific Questions:
Q: How will sales be handled?
Books will be available for purchase through Village Books according the agreement signed by the author.
Q: How do I sign my book up for Books By the Bay?
All authors who register for CAC18 are eligible to have their books in the book room, and we will send out instructions for how to sign up with Village Books as soon as we have worked out those instructions. If it goes like last year, you will contact Village books to provide your books information and enter into an agreement with them. Most authors will bring or ship their own books, for those who must go through a publisher you can arrange to have Village Books order them.
Q: Does this mean left over books will go to Village Books to be sold after Books by the Bay?
Village Books is in no way signing up to carry your books in their store–that is a separate process which they will gladly discuss with you. Those books left after Books by the Bay are the author’s responsibility. If the author does not make arrangements to take them away, they will be disposed of with no compensation. BUT, the top 5 selling books of Books by the Bay will be featured in Village Books (so work that elevator pitch to everyone you meet at CAC18!)
Q: When may I do an author signing, or reading?
During the Book Fest 1-4 on Sunday. We will have more information for you when you arrive, but please be aware we have limited space for readings so we can’t guarantee there won’t be a little foot traffic in the reading area. If you will not be in attendance during these hours please let us know and we may be able to arrange a special time for you, but most of the reader traffic will be on Sunday, so do try to make it then.
Authors! Start your engines! The top 5 selling books at the book fair will be featured in Village Books after the event as a “Books by the Bay Bestseller.”