Writer Resources:Must See Bookish Events

Other than IABE, there are a plethera of book events you should be at. Whether selling your books, or buying without shelf control, these events are a MUST for word lovers everywhere.

Writers On The River is hosted by Healing With Words, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit. Proceeds benefit Thistle Farms thistlefarms.org
Saturday, July 15th 2023
Website: www.writersontheriver.com – Tickets and apparel available here!
Tickets on sale in October!!!
VIP include early admission, swag bag, regular signing, and after party for $45.
Early Access includes early admission, swag bag, and general signing for $25
General Admission Tickets are $10 and just include the signing.
After Party Tickets are $25 those with tickets, please note, the ticket includes: photo booth, DJ, and heavy appetizers to eat with a cash bar.
Want to bring kids?
Kids tickets cash at the door.
Ages: 0-2 Free, 2-12 – $5, 13 and up full price.
After Party – 21 or older due to alcohol.
*When you purchase your ticket please be aware that you may be photographed
and appear in marketing materials including social media
Event photographer: Eric McKinney 6:12 photography
Event info: Par-A-Dice Hotel
21 Blackjack Blvd.
East Peoria, IL
Angie Stanton-Johnson, Jillian Jacobs, Melinda Huff-Bones, and Breana Young are the #WOTRTeam leaders.

This HUGE event and homes AMAZING reviews from both attending authors and readers alike!

Spaces are filling up, so be sure to get your Expo Space set for the 10th Anniversary!

An event for writers of ALL genres! Great for publishers, editors, readers and others who love books!

Become a vendor for our 10th Anniversary at Imaginarium 2023 next July 14-16 in Louisville, Kentucky! Two options for exhibiting, our Main Expo Hall and Creatives Alley! Every space comes with a full-weekend Event Ticket, and spaces can be shared as long as one party makes the space reservation. A weekend full of panel and workshop programming, pro Spotlighted Guests and Panelists, entertainment, a film festival, awards, and so much more! First-come, first-serve on vendor space! Get yours here: https://www.entertheimaginarium.com/become-an-exhibitor…/

Just 2 years old than IABE! This show is HUGE!!! GET THERE!

Join us for a geeky good time as we take over the NorthPark Mall Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 12 during normal mall hours. Over 70 artists and vendors will be a part of this event which spans the ENTIRE mall. So get your walking shoes on and get ready to Nerd Out! Schedule of video game tournaments and cosplay showcase will be on the event page the week of the event. More details: www.quadcitycon.com

Most authors(and most genres) sell best at Con shows and this is the biggest one! You want to be here!

Romance Rendezvous Book Blast
Hosted by: Romance Rendezvous Book Blog

Event Photographer: Royal Touch Photography
August 19, 2023

Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls, IA

The FREE ticket link is up and running! Grab your ticket(s) at any time! https://www.eventbrite.com/…/romance-rendezvous-book…

There are only 8 VIP tickets remaining! $30 plus Eventbrite fees. Does include lunch with the authors, early entry into the signing, extra raffle tickets and swag bag!


Attendees page link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/124458598215971/

Another long running show, authors see success as this show, and a growth in readership afterwards.


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