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Author/Illustrator (Ocean Way)

Organized by Jekyll Island Authority
Jekyll Island Authority
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020 11:59 pm
Apr 11, 2020 10:00 am - Apr 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Application submission does not guarantee approval by the organizer.
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About this application
Ocean Way is the road to the left of Main St. in front of the Convention Center Beach Village doors. This location is where authors and vendors can set up his/her own tent for a discounted rate. Requirements: - Images: 2 (head-shot and book cover) - Non-refundable application fee: $30.00 - Title of Book(s) Being Sold (including Publication Date) - Title of ALL Books Published (including Publication Dates) - Writing Awards Received by Author - A Brief Bio of the Author - Mailed: (1) Copy of latest publication -- Postmarked by Feb. 21, 2020 -- Mail to Jekyll Island Authority Attn: Erin Evors 100 James Rd. Jekyll Island, GA 31527 Please thoroughly read over the entire Ocean Way Application Rules and Regulations (attachment below), before filling out and submitting an application. A submitted application constitutes a contract to follow those rules and regulations and accept Festival terms.
What is the cost
Non-Refundable Application Fee $30.00
Ocean Way $100.00
Additional 6' Table $15.00
Additional Chair(s) $5.00
Terms & Conditions
Author/illustrator understands that the space size leased shall accommodate his/her unit. Space is limited, and all equipment, supplies, and displays must be located within the dimensions of the designated space. Please note that the overall appearance of your area, as well as any persons assisting you within your area, are considered for involvement in future events. Authors/illustrators agree to keep their lease space and surrounding area clean and clear of all garbage and debris. Independent authors/illustrators are not allowed to share booths. However, co-authors or an author and illustrator of a publication are allowed to be in the same booth. - NOTE: Co-authors or author and illustrator of pending publications are not allowed to share a booth. Booth sharing is only available to authors/illustrators that have published work together or work will be published by April 11, 2020 Load-in will be Saturday, April 11, 7 - 8 a.m. The location of your booth will be indicated in the author/illustrator packet, which is mailed 3-4 weeks prior to the event. The Jekyll Island Book Festival Committee (JIBFC) determines the locations and load-in time of all booths and decisions made by the committee are final. - Authors/illustrators are assigned a specific load-in time and must comply. Authors/illustrators must come prepared to handcart his/her work in if assigned time is missed. Handcarts not provided. - All authors/illustrators arriving after 9 a.m. will not be allowed in under any circumstance. Jekyll Island Authority will not be able to provide change banks. Authors/illustrators are responsible for collecting and reporting all Georgia Sales Tax: The Jekyll Island State Park parking fee applies to all authors/illustrators. For more information please visit: An accepted application is a commitment to participate in Jekyll Island Book Festival which is an outdoor rain or shine event. Therefore, there will be NO REFUNDS for any reason, including an Act of God, after an author/illustrator is accepted into the festival. Booth Information: No early teardowns or departures. Vendor must be present at their booth and “Open-for-Business” by 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 11 and remain open during festival hours until completion of the event at 3 p.m. - Vendors who break down displays or depart before closing time of the Festival will not be allowed to return for future events Electricity is not available. Solar powered/battery operated devices are advised and Whisper quiet generators are allowed. If the generator is loud, and there are complaints, the author/illustrator will be asked to turn it off and must comply. Additional chairs and 6’ tables are available for rent. Please indicate on the application. All materials must be contained within the assigned area. The author/illustrator’s display cannot extend outside the tent or into another space. Authors/illustrators must provide his/her own signage. All banners must have grommets to be attached at top of the tent and cannot exceed 8’x8’. Additional signage must be kept within assigned booth space. I have reviewed this entire application and agree to abide by the requirements set forth by this application. Furthermore, by signing below I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Jekyll Island Authority from any claims whatsoever arising for my participation as an author and any theft loss, or damage to the person or property of the undersigned while in possession of under the supervision of Jekyll Island Authority during the Jekyll Island Book Festival. No refunds or credits will be issued for author cancellation, inclement weather cancellation, or acts of God. By signing this agreement, I agree to allow the Jekyll Island Authority and its contracted photographer/videographer to photograph and video my/business appearance at the event without further compensation.
About the event
Join us for the annual Jekyll Island Book Festival. Designed for all book lovers, the festival line-up will include a mix of author presentations, meet-and-greets, signings, book and retail sales, and family-friendly fun. Situated on the scenic Beach Village Green, the idyllic beachfront promenade is surrounded by shops and restaurants, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean.