Details for the 3rd Annual Northern Ontario Book Fair will be announced in February 2019. We have many exciting announcements to make, including where and when it will be held. Check back later this month for an update!
About the Northern Ontario Book Fair
The Northern Ontario Book Fair began in 2017 on a very small scale: just one table of books by about half a dozen Northern Ontario authors.
We sold 81 books at the 2017 event held in Timmins, which was an excellent result for our first time out. The authors kept the vast majority of their profits, and the Silverleaf Writers Guild broke even (give or take a few dollars).
In 2018, we expanded our inventory and travelled to Sault Ste. Marie where we partnered with Fringe North and the Algoma Arts Council to run the Northern Ontario Book Fair during #UpTheArts. We sold even more books and supported nearly 40 authors at that event.
We hope that in 2019 we will be able to hold the book fair in a new community in Northern Ontario and run it trade show style so that participating authors can pay a fee to have a table and meet readers in person, and in turn keep all their profits. The success of the 2018 event will go a long way toward making that a reality!
Authors are eligible if they were either born in or currently reside in Northern Ontario, and if they have at least one traditionally or self-published book length work to sell. Books can be any style or genre, including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, plays, comic books and graphic novels, so long as they are in finished book form.
If you wish to sell your books at the Northern Ontario Book Fair, you can register below during our open registration period (to be announced).