Author Registration

Hundreds of  book lovers will attend the Dayton Book Expo (DBE) which is free and open to public. The event will be held at Sinclair Community College’s Ponitz Center.  Tables are only for authors. Set-up begins at 9:30 AM. Tables must be completely set-up by 10:30 AM. The DBE begins promptly at 11:00 AM.

NOTE: One author per table. Floor displays not allowed. Table-top displays cannot exceed 24” in height. To order your customized retractable banner, click here.

Author Table Fee Includes

  • One participant badge
  • One table (not skirted) and two chairs
  • Corporate marketing (radio, TV, newspaper, postcards)
  • Listing in the DBE booklet
  • Access to DBE Hospitality Room for breakfast (one pass)
  • One parking pass
  • Online presence at
  • Inclusion in the DBE Awards. Genre-specific winners—based on event-day sales—will receive a plaque, book medallions, DBE journal, t-shirt and listing at
  • Tons of proven tips to help you market and promote your book
  • Author Boot Camp Designed to help you get the most out of your DBE experience. Best-selling authors, LaTonya Branham and Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, will reveal proven secrets to attract readers, pitch your book and close the deal. Friday, March 18, 2016
  • Author Meet-n-Greet With book lovers from across the nation coming to experience DBE, signing authors do not always have the opportunity to network with each another. At this Author Meet-n-Greet, authors will chat and share ideas in preparation for the big day. Friday, April 29, 2016

All monies and agreements must be received by March 31, 2016. No monies will be refunded after February 28, 2016. If sending payment by mail,  forward a money order payable to:

Dayton Book Expo  | 893 South Main Street  – PMB 175  |  Englewood, Ohio 45322

The Dayton Book Expo is the ultimate literary experience. But don’t take our word for it, read comments from previous participating authors for yourself (click here)

Author Registration Form

  • We recognize our returning authors on the website and in the booklet. Let us know if you've participated in previous expos for extra exposure
  • The lunch includes deli sandwich, chips, cookie, salad cup and beverage. Gratuity and taxes included in the stated price.
  • Launch your marketing campaign early by including your cover image on 5,000 postcards. Note: We reserve the right to reject provocative images. Six spots available. Mar 1 deadline.
  • Gain more exposure with our full-color 8.5" x 11" booklet which is distributed to attending book lovers. Standard: Your cover image, 50-word synopsis and website. Eight spots available. Premium: Your cover image, author photo, 75-word synopsis and website. Six spots available. March 31 deadline.
  • For exposure to more than 10,000 subscribers, let us feature you in a Dayton Book Expo media release. Past authors have landed radio and TV interviews, as well as articles in local newspapers from this promotion. Exclusive Promo is available for any title regardless of release date. This promotion is full. New Title Promo is for titles released after May 2015. This promo includes exclusive media release, your personal celebration cake, a balloon bouquet and spotlight in the DBE booklet. Eight spots available. March 31 deadline.
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  • For online payment, a Paypal invoice will be forwarded to the email provided in the form within two days. For mail-in option*, send payments to Dayton Book Expo 893 South Main Street - PMB 175 Englewood, Ohio 45322 * Your registration and promotional choices will not be confirmed until receipt of payment. Note: Verify your choice of promotional options BEFORE submitting the form. Print a copy of the confirmation page for your records.
  • As an author, you are invited to sell all of the titles you have written. However, DBE will only track one (1) title for corporate marketing and award consideration.
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  • High-res jpeg file required. Maximum file size is 2 MB.
  • High-res jpeg file required. Maximum file size is 2 MB.

2014 Registration is closed