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
    • Titles distributed through will be posted on the DBE Virtual Bookstore.  Annual top sellers will be spotlighted at the 2017 event.
  • 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. Friday, March 18, 2016
  • Author Meet-and-Greet 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)

Can’t make the Dayton Book Expo?

You can still promote your books to hundreds of book lovers.

How? Click here for details!

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.
  • The Book Lovers Journal will be given to hundreds of book lovers at the Seventh Annual Dayton Book Expo on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Filled with inspirational quotes for readers and writers, the Book Lovers Journal is a high-quality product that you can use to promote your books. We invite you to include your cover image, synopsis, website and other information about you and your book(s). The journal includes full-color covers, monochrome interior (b/w), 5.5” wide by 8.5” long, spiral bound, max 100 pages. Ads must be high-resolution (300 dpi), print-ready digital files in JPEG format. We recommend to design your ad. Otherwise, a $75 fee will be charged for ad design. Half-page ad is b/w 4.5” x 3.75” Full-page ad is b/w 4.5” x 7.5” Back-cover ad is 6" x 9" * * * We reserve the right to refuse advertisements * * * March 31 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, 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.
  • 75 words or less
  • 50 words or less
  • 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