Author Registration

2017 author registration is open

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 17, 2017
  • 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 28, 2017. Plan accordingly as the boot camp and meet-n-greet will run as follows:
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Northwest Branch Library – Community Room B
    2410 Philadelphia Drive
    Dayton, OH 45405

Premium booths are now available on a first-come-first-served basis. Click here to view the floor plan.

All monies and agreements must be received by March 31, 2017. No monies will be refunded after February 28, 2017. 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.
  • Premium spots are on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • 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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