2021 Summer Virtual
Welcome Indie & Small
*Due to the expectations of Family-Friendly readings and book covers, books in the Erotica genre will not be accepted into this event.
Are You An Author?
Join The Fun!
All Indie Authors and Small Press Authors, of every genre, everywhere in the world, are welcome to participate. There is a $25 (early bird) or $50 (last minute) "Dock Fee" for participating authors, plus each author must donate at least one signed title (in print format) from their catalogue, in addition to following the "Harbor Masters Rules of Engagement", outlined below.
The Dock Fee
Early Bird: $25
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Last Minute: $50
Deadline: May 15, 2021
For All You Land-Lubbers: An Index of Literary Nautical Terms:
Have you ever been hiked out on the high side, your boat at a 30 degree heel, wind filling your spinnaker, spray hitting your face as you scream across the water at 20 knots? Well, if you have, you'll understand the excitement this Virtual Book Festival will bring. If you haven't, throw caution to the wind, and join us for the Summer Reading Regatta!
Each night, we'll host live Zoom events where Captains will take the Helm and share with us the wonderment of a reading on the waves. We will design a post, showing everyone the Burgee of your Vessel, and also these other Literary Nautical details:
We'll have several Reading Regatta Race Legs, at least one for each Port of Call. Captains will have five (5) minutes at the Helm to read a piece from their book. After all the Captains have read, we will offer time for Q&A from the shoreline spectators. Then, we'll spin the Wheel of Happiness, and give away books to the attendees. The Reading Regatta is hosted Live on Zoom, and recorded. All events will be archived on our YouTube channel, and may also be rebroadcast on television, at a future date.
We cannot make guarantees, but we will do our best to organize the Race Schedule on a first come, first served basis. Up to four Captains and their Vessels will be invited to participate in each Race Leg, and depending on author participation, multiple Race Legs may be scheduled for each Port of Call, to be sure all Captains are included. Each night's Race Leg of the Reading Regatta will last 30-60 minutes, depending on the level of spectator interaction from the shoreline. All Zoom events will be archived on our YouTube channel so those who could not attend the live events can catch up on what they may have missed. Authors are free to link to the YouTube segments (or the entire channel) to enhance their marketing efforts. Authors may NOT imbed Pages Promotions video content onto their websites. Captains at the Helm will have the opportunity to share their screen during their Race Leg... but those cheering from the shoreline will only have access to Chat.
ZOOM EXPOSURE: All participation is required to comply with "FCC Family-Friendly" guidelines.
What does this mean? Make sure your reading has No mention of the "c" word; No mention of the "f" word; No graphic descriptions of sex, violence, or illegal drug use. If you are unclear on these guidelines, ASK!
We will give authors at least one opportunity to share their work through our Live Zoom Events. If an author writes in multiple genres, and we have time slots available, some authors may be invited to participate in more than one Zoom Event. Zoom Events are not required... but they do offer greater exposure for you and your books. Unless an author pays a separate "Dock Fee" (Step #1, above) we cannot guarantee that multiple reading events will be offered for authors of multiple genres.
The Literary Maritime Guidelines
Continuing Our Commitment to
Keep the Written Word Sacred and Accessible...
We're doing it again!
In Support of Indie & Small Press Authors All Over The World, We're Hosting a Virtual Book Festival!
June 1 thru June 30, 2021!
Our goal is to create a strong community for Indie Authors and the people who read them. We want to bring like-minded souls together to celebrate the written word as sacred, no matter the content. We want to support writers in their passion for the craft, and to demonstrate to others that books can be far more entertaining than the screen… most of the time.
AUTHORS PLEASE NOTE:
Completing The Reservation Application (Step 1 and Step 2) DOES NOT GAURANTEE your space in our Virtual Festival. Space is limited, due to restrictions with Zoom technology. Early reservations will be given priority. *