Event Hosting

 

Thank you for considering Changing Hands Bookstore as a venue for your event/workshop.

Before COVID-19, Changing Hands hosted more than 400 booksignings and workshops each year. At this time we are not scheduling any in-store events, and are uncertain when we will do so again. We are, however, hosting a limited number of virtual events through our Zoom platform in webinar format for extra security. These virtual events take a considerable amount of logistical coordination. To ensure a successful event for you and the bookstore, a formal proposal is required.

For a Book Release / Author Talk, please provide:

  • A physical copy of your book (if this is a book release).
  • One-page book summary of the book.*
  • Short bio that relates your experience with your proposal/book/talk/workshop.*
  • Information regarding past or planned publicity and events. Include planned outreach efforts—Facebook, Twitter, e-mail list, etc. with corresponding follower numbers.
  • Number of personal contacts that you believe will attend the virtual event.
    • Would you consider ticketing your event with the required purchase of your book? If yes, will you do this for all of your virtual events?
  • Does your event or book have a local Arizona angle?
  • Is your event or book timely?
  • If you self-published your book or published through a print-on-demand service, you will need to supply books for the event at our standard 40% discount. The price on the book must be the same price you are selling it for elsewhere.

For a Workshop, please provide:

  • Is this a lecture or a workshop? Will there be workshopping of attendees' work?
  • A one-page summary of the workshop/lecture topic.*
  • Short bio that relates your experience with your proposal/workshop.*
  • Information for planned outreach efforts—Facebook, Twitter, e-mail list, etc. with corresponding follower numbers.
  • Number of personal contacts that you believe will attend the virtual event.
  • What is the attendee cap, if any?
  • What fee would you charge for your workshop?
  • Will this be one session or multiple session workshop?

Cooperative advertising fee. This is standard in the publishing industry.

  • Traditional Book Talk: $200
  • Workshop: 50% of ticket fee

Here’s what you can expect from us.

  • Webpage on the Changing Hands website
  • Eventbrite ticketing page
  • Event produced on the Changing Hands Zoom platform in webinar format, which has a higher level of security.
  • Event host managing the Zoom event.
  • AV assistance from the event host (for PowerPoints, questions, etc.)
  • Inclusion in our media calendar, which reaches our contacts in radio, print, and TV
  • Event published in our email newsletter (18,000 subscribers).
  • Book sales reported to the New York Times, Nielson BookScan, and IndieBound.org.
  • Changing Hands will manage the distribution and shipping of your book to all that purchase a copy through us.

 

We will review your proposal and contact you within 30 days.

* Please note that we reserve the right to edit event and author descriptions as we deem fit for our print, advertising, email, website, and calendar materials.
 

Drop off or send materials to Changing Hands Bookstore, Event Proposal, 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ, 85283, or email to events@changinghands.com.

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