Friday, July 10, 2009

Miss McCray needs more Fae!

I hope Cheyenne McCray won't mind my posting this call. Not sure if everybody can access her Facebook notes. If you are interested in taking part in the 2010 Faery Court in Columbus next April, let Chey know. If you can't find her, I'll pass your interest along.

Faery Ball 2010 Information Sheet

In addition to repeated magazine and convention promotion on and offline exposure, the 2009 Faery Ball was included in RT's official online convention video blog, showing the lineup of Faery court members. Also, this year's Faery Ball videos and pictures were broadcast on YouTube, MySpace and Facebook. RT and the 2010 convention will provide this as well as additional online and offline promotion exposure for the Faery Court.

To give you an idea of how fabulous of a promotional opportunity this is: if an author takes out a full page color ad for one month in the RT Book Reviews Magazine, the cost is roughly $2300 and that’s a onetime ad. The Faery Court is $1250 and promotion is spread constantly throughout the year!

Romantic Times Booklover's Convention, Columbus, OH

1. Coverage of Faery Ball in the RT Book Reviews Magazine with your photo

2. Coverage in the Official Convention Brochure being published this summer for widespread distribution starting in the fall

3. Full Page on the RT Convention Website (name/bio/ photo)

4. Name in the Convention Program

5. Name in the Faery Ball Program

6. Two book covers shown continuously on large screens, along with the covers of other court members, during Faery Ball.

7. Introduction during Faery Ball

8. One book review in the RT Book Reviews Magazine

9. **Potential* * local coverage of members by media for convention booksigning in Columbus. This is a possibility, not a definite. But we are working hard to make this happen.

9. Exposure on the official RT Faery Court website.

10. Monthly Blog opportunities.

11. Professional photographs for your promotional use as well as for Faery Court online/print promotion.

Cost per court member: $1250

NOTE: A nonrefundable commitment deposit of $500 will be required to join the Faery Court. This payment may be broken down over two months. The first half ($250) will be due on July 15, 2009 and the second half ($250) will be due on August 15, 2009. The remaining $750 can be made in payments over the months leading up to the time of the convention, with the full balance due by January 31, 2010. In addition to this deposit, you will be asked to sign a commitment letter which will explain the terms of the payment agreement for this event.

Also note that each Faery Court member must donate books (or book promo items if no print books are available) for the Faery Ball event to present as attendee giveaways at each table. In the past, some publishers, like EC, St. Martin’s, etc. and others have agreed to donate these books to RT (at no cost to the author), and may agree to do so again for the 2010 event. Usually the donation amount is 30 books, but this may vary depending on convention attendance.

Thank you,

Your 2010 Faery Ball team

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