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 and listing at
    • Titles distributed through will be posted on the DBE Virtual Bookstore.  Annual top sellers will be spotlighted at the 2014 event.

All monies and agreements must be received by March 31, 2014. No monies will be refunded after February 28, 2014. 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)

  • This option is no longer available. The lunch includes deli sandwich, chips, cookie, salad cup and beverage. Gratuity and taxes included in the stated price.
  • This option is closed! Include your cover image on 10,000 postcards distributed throughout Dayton. Ten spots available. February 28 deadline.
  • This option is closed! Gain even more exposure by promoting in our full-color 8.5" x 11" booklet which is distributed to attending book lovers. Standard: Your cover image, 50-word synopsis and website. Twelve spots available. Premium: Your cover image, author photo, 75-word synopsis and website. Six spots available. March 31 deadline.
  • This option is closed! 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. *** The Exclusive Media Release is no longer available. *** Exclusive Promo is available for any title regardless of release date. Ten spots available. New Title Promo is for titles released after May 2013. This promo includes exclusive media release, your personal celebration cake, a balloon bouquet and spotlight in the DBE booklet. Ten 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, the virtual bookstore and award consideration.
  • If your book is available on, provide us with the unique ten-digit code for inclusion in our virtual bookstore. The ISBN-10 number is under the Product Details section of the page for your title.
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