Children’s Learning & Play Festival Book Co-op

Children's Learning & Play Festival
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Children's Learning & Play Festival
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Children’s Learning & Play Festival Book Co-op

from 119.00

Join Story Monster at the 4th Annual Children’s Learning & Play Festival in the Story Monster & Friends Reading Zone on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at WestWorld of Scottsdale! As part of our co-op, you will share half of a 6-ft. table with another author in our 60 ft. x 80 ft. Story Monsters & Friends Reading Zone space! We also have Story & Craft Time slots available for you to read your book and lead a fun craft/activity with kids. Sign up now and get your name included on the event’s website! We also are offering an option for you to be included in a custom co-op news release and ad in San Tan Sun News. Read on for details!

Submission Deadline:

All materials must be received ON OR BEFORE Friday, August 30, 2019.

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THE IMPORTANT DETAILS

Fees:

Co-op Display + Book Signing Space in the Story Monster & Friends Reading Zone

1 book = $119

2 books = $159

3 books = $199

Event Publicity: Custom Co-op News Release + Newspaper ad

$299 (invoiced separately — call Linda Radke at 480-940-8182 for details!)

For each book you enter as a co-op partner at the 4th Annual Children’s Learning & Play Festival, you will receive:

  1. Half of a 6 ft. table space in the Story Monster & Friends Reading Zone to promote, sell, and sign books. You are welcome to bring a poster (no larger than 2 feet high), performance puppet, book rack, giveaways, etc., but please keep in mind that the table space will be shared with another author. Please be respectful. Not able to attend? That’s OK. Story Monsters is able to display and sell your book at the event!

  2. The opportunity to be chosen for one of the Story & Craft Time slots (10:00 am; 11:00 am; 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm; or 3:00 pm) to read your book and lead a kid-friendly craft of your choice. Our booth will have two tables just for crafts. You will need to provide craft supplies for a minimum of 15 participants.

  3. Your books will be offered for purchase at the event. You can sell your own books (Scottsdale sales tax license required) or Story Monsters can sell them for you for whatever price you set minus Scottsdale sales tax and $1 commission for the salesperson at the booth. Please send us up to five (5) author-signed copies of your book or two (2) copies for our display if you plan to sell your own books. If you plan to sell your own books, you are responsible for bringing any desired quantity of books, bags, receipts, cash for making change, and Scottsdale sales tax license.

    Books will not be returned, and any unsold books will be offered for review or donated on your behalf to a 501(c)(3) organization that supports children or literacy. A check will be mailed to you after the event for any books sold.

  4. A listing about the book in a co-op catalog that will be included in 100 Greenie bags and given away at the booth.

  5. Author’s name and book info on the event’s website: www.azchildrensfestival.com.

  6. A post on Story Monster's Facebook page promoting your participation at the event.

  7. Photos of your book at the event shared on Facebook or Instagram.

  8. A potential increase in book sales after the event at places such as Amazon or the author's website.

  9. A potential for invitations to present at schools, libraries and other events.

Get Word Out to the Community!

For an additional fee of $299, we will write a custom co-op news release about your participation in our Story Monster & Friends co-op and pitch to local media and post on social media pages. You will also be included in a co-op ad in the San Tan Sun News. Call 480-940-8182 for details.

After you complete your order, please send us the following:

  • If you have not participated in one of our co-op events before, we will need a hi-res JPG of your book cover and author photo.

    Email to: Linda Radke at info@storymonsters.com

  • Up to five (5) author-signed copies of your book or two (2) copies for our display if you plan to sell your own books. Each book must have the book sales price in a whole-dollar amount clearly marked on a sticker on the back cover. If SMLLC is selling your book for you, you will receive a check for any sales made during the event minus Scottsdale sales tax and $1 commission for the salesperson at the booth after the event.

    Books will not be returned and will be offered for possible review or donated to a 501(c)(3) organization supporting children or literacy unless prior arrangements have been made with Story Monsters LLC.

    Mail to:
    Linda F. Radke
    Story Monsters LLC
    Attn: Children’s Learning & Play Festival Co-op
    4696 W. Tyson St.
    Chandler, AZ 85226

Submission Deadline:

All materials must be received ON OR BEFORE Friday, August 30, 2019.


Here's What Authors Are Saying About Participating in Our Co-Op Displays ...

“I have done co-op events with Story Monsters twice now, and have been quite happy with the results. The cost is affordable, the visibility of my title — both at the event and online — seems to be good, and the staff has been most helpful and supportive both times. Thank you for making participation in these events both easy and effective.”

— Dorothea Jensen, Award-winning author of A Buss from Lafayette

“... my coauthor and I signed up for Linda’s [Story Monsters LLC's] creative co-op marketing packages. Her organization of these events and her follow-up show her knowledge, skills, and nearly 30 years of publishing and marketing experience.

Linda knows what she’s doing, but she doesn’t perform her magic on her own. She has gathered a marvelous team of professionals to assist her. I wholeheartedly endorse Story Monsters, LLC, and look forward to a long relationship with Linda and her team as I continue to write my stories.”

— Libby J. Atwater, Award-winning Author

“Thank you for all the co-ops you offer and the work you do... for literacy... for us authors... for reading and books in general!”

— Pam Saxelby, Award-winning author of Josie the Great and Max and Bear

“Many thanks for the leads! I am ON THIS! ... Always great to have a name to send a personalized note and a donated book or two for their library.”

— Conrad J. Storad, Award-winning children's science and nature author