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Want to have a workshop, meeting, or signing at BookPeople of Moscow?


Thank you for considering BookPeople of Moscow bookstore as a place to host your event. We support authors and speakers and take pride in their success. Because event space in the community is in high demand, we must request proposals for our meeting room use. In addition to our special events, we host author signings. Over the course of a year, we select a couple of Saturdays to host a variety of authors throughout the day at signing tables. If you believe your book would be better suited for a signing only, please indicate this in your proposal.

BookPeople of Moscow has been in business for almost 40 years but is now under new ownership and management. To help us determine if your event and book would be a good match for our community and our store, please provide the following information along with a copy of your book, if you are requesting a book signing:

For an adult or children’s fiction or nonfiction book, provide a short summary of the book.

For a lecture and/or workshop, please provide a one-page proposal that includes the following information. What is the title/theme? What will be discussed or conducted as a workshop? Who is the intended audience? Why is this event suitable for BookPeople of Moscow?

Please include any information regarding past publicity and events.

Include a bio that relates your experience with your proposal/book. Include references we can contact.

Do you have a local following that you believe will attend this event?

If you have self-published your book or published through a print-on-demand service, you will need to supply books for the event/signing.

If we agree to host your event, we will charge you a $75 event fee for advertising, publicity, and space rental. With this $75 event package, we adopt aggressive marketing tactics including written and e-mailed pitches to our extensive list of media contacts. If the media is interested in an interview, we will help coordinate the schedule. While media coverage is not guaranteed, there are some strategies to help garner publicity: * Does your event or book have a local angle? * Is your event or book timely? * Is your event or book newsworthy, and if so, how? When submitting your proposal, please refer to the above bullet points.

We write a press release for your event and send it to all local and regional media. In certain cases, we may publish and distribute a poster. We publish your event information in our calendar and on our Facebook page. We report book sales to Nielsen BookScan, the ABA, the PNBA, and Above the Treeline. We also help coordinate cross-promotion practices with other organizations. The $75 fee includes the use of our events room for the talk and signing. Events intended for children may receive a reduced fee.

The fee for author signings is $20. We will provide a table and chair in the store for a two hour period. The fee includes a press release and publicity for the signing, just as for events.

If you wish to charge a fee for a workshop or lecture, BookPeople of Moscow receives 30% of the total ticket sales in addition to the $75 event fee. We provide your attendees the ability to pay through our point-of-sale system by check, credit card, debit card or cash.

Additional fees may be charged for events taking place outside of our regular store hours. Refreshments can be provided, and beer/wine are available as a hosted or no-host bar; additional fees apply.

We will review your submission and contact you within 30 days. If you are working with a non-profit organization or plan to donate a portion of your proceeds, we will take this into account.

Drop off or send materials to BookPeople of Moscow bookstore, Event Proposal, 521 S. Main, Moscow, Idaho 83843, bookpeople@moscow.com. We are a busy store so please do not phone to discuss your proposal, email works much better.

Fees do not apply to co-sponsored events with the UI Department of English and MFA in Creative Writing program, book groups, or foreign language conversation groups; space is provided as available, but please reserve ahead. We also rent our meeting room space for private meetings that do not require publicity; please discuss your needs with us. We reserve the right to modify fees and policies at any time. Thank you!


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