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Soulful Chicago Book Fair Author Membership

You are not alone...

Soulful Chicago Book Fair opportunities for Black writers are expanding daily and we plan to share them with you! Our goal is to end the lonely journey of trying to promote your books by yourself while at the same time enhancing the Black literary marketplace, giving you greater visibility.  If we move as a collective, and your books become more visible from our work as an umbrella literary organization, then selling will be made easier for you.  From social media marketing to product placement, radio interviews to SCBF exhibitions, we have designed a marketing kingdom for you to grow from.

What it means to be a  SCBF Author Member...

  • Metaverse Activity 

       Business building & literary activity in the Metaverse catapults Black book business way into the future!  Literary activity in           the Metaverse takes away constraints such as travelling long distance, time needed to reach a location, finding parking,               having physical disabilities, and any issues around safety.  Soulful Chicago Book Fair authors are the FIRST Black writers to           sell their books in the Metaverse...WORLDWIDE!  Members will reach global audiences and have their books bought by any         visitors from anywhere on the globe. We'll also have author trainings and special events here in a fully digital environment .         Introducing potential funders and supporting patrons into a Metaverse experience will lend you bragging rights and a                   major credibility boost! 

  • Book Discussions

       Book Discussions are way more effective than simple book signings. They will be done live and in the Metaverse to bring             together like-minded book lovers, who will enjoy lively interchange about your book's subject matter, resulting in the sales           of your book.

  • Workshops & Training

       From how to maximize social media, to monetizing work affiliated with your book, SCBF workshops will teach its members         how to master it all!  Getting inside training from industry professionals will help our members to strengthen their skill                 toward selling and presenting your book to potential customers.​

  • Money In Your Pocket

       SCBF Members will receive discounts on SCBF events with fees.  A percentage will be taken off of your registration fee                   when you  sign up to exhibit in any of our book fairs. Greater than that, authors will receive updates for grants related to             artists. You will be able to apply for any of them that relate to the full body of your book's work.

  • Professional  Photos

       No more pictures in restaurants and bathrooms. As an author  you need at least one professional photo.  We'll make sure            you have it. 

  • Books sold by SCBF Distribution

       The people have been asking to buy your books from us and we are finally here to deliver!  People will be able to buy SCBF          Author Member books via our website!  Money goes straight to you and all you'll need is to handle fulfillments.      

  • Featured in SCBF newsletter

       SCBF's monthly newsletter is seen by thousands of supporters.  Your presence in our newsletters will put you in                             front of the eyes of them all.

  • Social Media Marketing

       SCBF Author Members  will receive continual social media marketing in all of our digital circles, including Facebook,                       Instagram, and LinkedIn.

  • Guest on Gathering of the Griots Radio & TV

       The SCBF author interview platform has gone from just radio to video!  SCBF author members will be showcased in a                   variety of our video platforms, including Youtube & live streaming.

  • Presentations in schools and at special events

      Several schools have begun asking if the SCBF can provide them with culturally relevant book fairs and authors who can             present at Career Day activities. The SCBF will provide schools with  access to its members' books through book fairs,                   storytelling and "Meet the Author" events. 

  • Stage time at designated SCBF events 

       At SCBF events, author members will have an opportunity to take stage and talk to their audiences and promote                           their books. From there, patrons can be directed by you specifically to your exhibition space

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