This is your chance to market and sell your books in ANY format (print, ebook, audiobook, coloring book, CD, DVD). It's also a GREAT opportunity to increase your exposure and G-R-O-W your platform!

Everything kicks off Tuesday, December 1st at Noon and runs through 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 10th.

PLEASE NOTE: All times are PST.

CLICK HERE for the FULL LIST of daily events

For just $35 and one copy of a printed book, ebook, CD, or DVD for the daily drawings, you will receive:

  • Sales page for ONE title (all formats) with cover shot and 100-word synopsis
  • Personal author page with head shot, 100-word bio, and links to your website, blog, and choice of 3 social media pages
  • The option to offer a special event price with a note on your sales page that shows the amount of the discount
  • Option to PRE-SELL a title, provided you can guarantee delivery within 3 months of purchase
  • Links on your books' sales pages to your Author Bio page
  • Participation in 10 daily events to help promote you and your books
  • 1 promotional video of your choice on your book's sales page (you provide the video)
  • Opportunity to donate an item to our VIRTUAL Goody Bag at no extra fee - every purchaser will receive a Virtual Goody Bag
  • Daily sales reports for the duration of the Holiday Author Event
  • Contact info for the individuals who purchase your books/products

Participate in as many or as few of the events as your schedule permits. For just $35, how can you go wrong?!

Your sales page will remain live from now until we begin promotion of the Virtual Summer Author Event, to take place in June 2016, unless you request it be removed earlier.

ADDITIONAL TITLES

Offer as many additional titles as you'd like for just $10/title.

Ready to sign up?

Please complete the Author Intake Form at the BOTTOM of this page.  After you submit your form, you will be forwarded to the Author Payment page.


HOW IT WORKS

All sales will be completed through this site.

Sales through Amazon, B&N, or your website will not work for this promotion, because the goal is to create a database of all the purchasers. This means we must be able to track the purchases, which we can only do if all sales happen through this site. Additionally, each purchaser will receive a Virtual Goody Bag. They will receive the link once their purchase is complete.

In order to sell a digital product, you MUST provide the Holiday Author Event with the digital product so that we can create a link where the purchaser will be redirected to download the item upon completing payment.

For printed books and other physical items, you have two options:

  1. You provide fulfillment (i.e., shipping to the buyers). We are charging a flat rate of $5/physical item for S&H.
  2. You provide us the cover and body PDFs for your books so we can print them and ship them directly to the purchaser. NOTE: Printing costs will be deducted from your sales price.

There is a $1 handling fee per book sold. You have two options for covering this fee:

  1. Pass the fee on to the purchaser, in which case we will mark up the price of your book by $1.
  2. You absorb the fee, in which case you will receive $1 less per book sale.

Ready to sign up?

Please complete the Author Intake Form at the BOTTOM of this page.  After you submit your form, you will be forwarded to the Author Payment page.


BE 1 of 10 FEATURED AUTHORS

For an additional $49, you can be one of 10 Featured Authors! NOTE: This is a first-come, first-served offer!

Featured Authors will receive:

  • Your profile page OR book sales page (your choice of either) will become the HOME PAGE for one of the 10 days of the event
  • Private Q&A with VIP attendees
  • Complimentary 15-minute interview which will air on BlogTalk Radio
  • Link to archive of BlogTalk Radio interview
  • Specific mention in promotional PR Web news release about the Holiday Author Event
  • Five (5) tweets about you and/or your book via TweetYourBooks throughout your featured day
  • Personal mention on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ on your featured day
  • Guest post on the Marcie Brock - Book Marketing Maven blog
  • Automatic entry into the Cover and First Chapter contests

Please use this link if you wish to become a FEATURED AUTHOR.

Ready to sign up?

Please complete the Author Intake Form at the BOTTOM of this page.  After you submit your form, you will be forwarded to the Author Payment page.


SIGNING

We encourage you to SIGN all books you sell through this website for which you will be handling your own distribution.

We are looking into Authography as a means of signing NON-AMAZON ebooks. We will post more here when we have further info.


LIST OF EVENTS

Please CLICK HERE to see a detailed list of the 10 events occurring throughout the Holiday Author Event.


COVER and FIRST CHAPTER CONTESTS

Join our Cover Contest and/or First Chapter Contest for just $10 per entry!

There will be ONE winner per contest.

Cover Contest is open to any printed book published on or after January 1, 2012. Self-published books, traditionally published books, and independently published books are eligible. Cover designer must be listed. Author and cover designer may be the same person.

First Chapter Contest is open to any author or writer with a First Chapter to share. Author MUST own the rights to publish his/her First Chapter and it must be the author's original work. WIPs, completed manuscripts, self-published books, traditionally published books, and independently published books are eligible. Publisher must be listed.

Please be sure to read complete contest guidelines,
located on each contest entry form, before entering.

Contests winners will be determined by public voting via likes, shares, and comments on the entries.

Winners will receive:

  • 25 printed paperback copies of your book, sponsored by Author2Market
  • Specific mention in PR Web news release announcing the contest winners with a link to your blog/website
  • Bragging rights until the Summer Author Event in June 2016
  • A lovely badge to add to your book, website, blog, etc.

Please use these links if you wish to enter the Cover Contest and/or First Chapter Contest:


VIRTUAL GOODY BAGS

Every person who makes a purchase through this website during the event will receive a Virtual Goody Bag filled with coupons, freebies, any kind of digital item that has value.

Please use this link if you wish to contribute an item to the VIRTUAL GOODY BAG.

Ready to sign up?

Please complete the Author Intake Form at the BOTTOM of this page.  After you submit your form, you will be forwarded to the Author Payment page.


BADGE FOR YOUR WEBSITE/BLOG/SOCIAL MEDIA

You can share a link to the the home page of the Holiday Author Event on your blog, website, Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks using the graphic above. Right click on the image and save it to your hard drive or use the code below to insert the image into your blog or website.

<p><a target=”blank” href=http://holidayauthorevent.com><img src=https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5634f4abe4b03ef9680660d8/563ef3b2e4b040b28d76777c/563ef3cce4b030455141cfaa/1446966330660/Participant+badge.jpg?format=500w ></a></p>

Please do your best help us promote this event so we all win!


AUTHOR INTAKE FORM

Please use the complete the form below to register for the Virtual Holiday Author Event. Upon completion of the form, you will be immediately redirected to the Author Payment page.

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Paperback
eBook
Audiobook
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eBook
Audiobook
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Paperback
eBook
Audiobook
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Paperback
eBook
Audiobook
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Paperback
eBook
Audiobook
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eBook
Audiobook
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I will handle fulfillment.
I will provide digital files so that you can print books and deduct printing costs from my sales totals.
Pass on the cost to the purchaser
Deduct $1 from my sales proceeds
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QUESTIONS?

Please contact Laura Orsini at the email address or number below.