A Book Signing Event

Our 3rd Annual I ♥ Books is a multi-genre book signing that will bring our two favorite types of people together—readers and authors!

This year we have a new venue, a new city, and all sorts of great things for everyone to look forward to.

You may attend as a reader (free), a VIP reader with special privileges, or an author (space limited).

Readers (Pssst, it’s free to attend!)

Come and meet 75 authors including some new-to-you writers and perhaps a few favorites! Purchase books, have them signed, and talk to the authors.

General admission is absolutely free.

Sign up in advance on EventBrite and get a conference bag loaded with SWAG! (Your ticket is still free!)


We invite all readers to join the I ♥ Books Facebook group to learn about the authors and the books they write.

Authors – Limited to 75

  • Sell books, meet new readers, and network with other authors
  • Enjoy a 6’ table and handle all of the transactions on your own
  • Display a vertical banner behind your table and pass out swag as you desire
  • You may also choose to add swag to VIP reader bags, though it is not required. (To ensure your swag makes it into the VIP bags, it will need to be delivered the night before or mailed ahead of time.)
  • An assistant can join you for an additional fee. Assistants will be given a chair at the author table and have access to the brunch, beverages, and a mid-afternoon snack, same as the author.

Author Fee: $125. Florida Writers Association Member | $150. Non-member

Assistant Fee: $50/per assistant

A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to reserve a table. Invoices will be sent to collect the remaining 50% on February 1, 2018.

Upon registration, you will receive information to link up on Facebook groups for networking opportunities with other attending authors as well as readers. We have various marketing strategies in place, and you will be asked to share posts and information to ensure that we maximize attendance.

Read FWA member and author Robbie Cox’s account of his experience with book signing events.



  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Set-up (authors and assistants only permitted in the book signing room)
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Brunch with Authors and Select Bloggers
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Early Bird Readers
  • 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Book Signing
  • 4:00 PM Breakdown

Date & Location

May 19, 2018
The Schultz Center
4019 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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