Featured Authors, News, Registration

Calling All Authors

Are you a published author? Do you like to play games? Do you want to be a Featured Author at Reading Until Dawn Con 2017? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then we want you! Yes, you!

We are looking for Featured Authors to come play games with readers at #RUDC17. It does not matter if you are traditionally published, or indie, if you’ve published a dozen novels or just one. It doesn’t matter what genre you write either.*

*Please note if you write Childrens/Middle Grade/Young Adult: RUDC is for adults 18 years and older. You are more than welcome to join us, but your readers will probably not be in attendance.

Ready to become a Featured Author? Here are the details you need to know:

Like the first con, RUDC17 is all about breaking down the barriers between authors and their readers. June 3rd will be a day of games and activities. There will be no panels, discussions, or boring business talk. Because here at RUDC, we like to dance to the beat of our own tambourine, even our signing will be a little different. Our Books and Booze Signing is for attendees only and will consist of more casually formatted round-table hangout with authors and readers…and booze (go figure). (I mean, who doesn’t want a beer or two while signing books?) And, of course for our night owls, there will be pillow forts and slumber party games going on into the night.

RUDC is framed around creating an intimate environment between authors and readers, so our goal is to stay small with a target 3:1 reader to author ratio. That way, every reader has ample time and opportunity to meet and actually interact with each author.

Here’s what you can look forward to: Featured Authors will have their bios, pictures, and a purchase link to one of their books listed on the RUDC website with postings going up as soon as authors have registered. All of the authors names will be used in promotion for RUDC17. You will be team leaders during the games, and have the opportunity to create games based off of your books/worlds. Only featured authors will have guaranteed seats at the signing.

As a budding new con, word of mouth is still the best and most effective way to spread the word about the event. Your readers want to hear from you and if you’re excited about something, they’ll be excited about something. So let’s start a buzz! In order to ensure our success hitting our target readership, we will need your help and commitment. By signing on to attend RUDC17 as a Featured Author you are agreeing to participate in a minimum of three games as well as post about RUDC a minimum of twice monthly on your website and/or social media. Pre-made graphics and statuses will be available and you are of course welcome to share our posts (no need to create lots of extra work for yourself).

Registration for Featured Authors is $100. There will be no other mandatory fees for Featured Authors; however, there will be ample opportunities for sponsorships.

If you want to join the fun register here! Then email me at readinguntildawncon(at)gmail(dot)com with your author photo, your bio, any website and social media links, and the buy link for the one book you’ve selected to be listed under your name. And then be sure to tell your fans, friends, and family members (though, it doesn’t have to be in that order) that you’re a Featured Author at RUDC17 and they should come play games with you.

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