Author Registration Application -

Please read the following criteria, then either download the attached application or complete it online. A submitted application means you are agreeing with the criteria set forth below.

  1. This is a family-oriented event open to Arizona authors and publishers. Erotica will not be accepted.
  2. Authors must have a physical book to sell. There is no limit to the number of titles you may offer for sale. Authors may also sell any “tie-in” products they have such as stuffed animals, jewelry, journals, etc., but your main product must be a book.
  3. Authors are required to donate one book to be used in a raffle for attendees.
  4. Authors will be responsible for processing their own sales and for following all state and local policies regarding collecting and remitting sales tax. www.aztaxes.gov
  5. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than August 31, 2023. Tables will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis until all tables are taken. The number is limited, so please apply early. Authors will be notified of their acceptance as applications are processed.
  6. Authors must complete their own applications, even if sharing a table with another author.
  7. Tables come in two options. The first option is to bring your own table (minimum of 5 ft. and maximum of 8 ft.) and linens at a reduced fee. Table linens must reach the floor at the front of the table so that boxes, wagons, or any other supplies you bring with you are hidden from view.The second option is to rent an 8 foot table from The Holland Center THIS OPTION IS FULL, NO LONGER AVAILABLE. This includes the linen. Table sharing is available. If you choose to share a table with another author, you are required to rent a table from The Holland Center. (Fees for the various options are on the application form.)
  8. If you are sharing a table and you do not designate the author with whom you are sharing, the festival organizers will make the table assignments. Where possible, you will be paired with an author in a different genre.
  9. Two chairs will be provided for each table. Even if renting a table, authors may bring their own table coverings and decorations. No open flames are allowed and no electricity is provided to the tables. Advertising, signs, and banners may only be placed on the tabletop (not to exceed 2 feet in height) or taped to the front of the table.
  10. Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will be allowed into the building to set up your table beginning at 8:00 a.m. Authors must stay until the end of the festival, regardless of sales activity. If an author breaks down early, they will not be eligible for participation in the 2024 festival.
  11. Authors must provide an author photo (headshot or face/shoulders only) in 300 dpi resolution in jpg or png format, up to three book covers in jpg or png format, the genre in which they write, and a short (100 words or less) biography. The organizers reserve the right to edit any biography submitted with more than 100 words. This information will be used to advertise your participation on the website and in the festival program. Email to caren.cantrell@gmail.com
  12. Authors will cover all costs of participating in the Desert Foothills Book Festival, including, but not limited to, travel, lodging, meals, shipping, sales, business license fees, and sales tax remittance.
  13. Authors are encouraged to promote their participation in the festival on social media and any other marketing avenues they have available to them. The more we all promote, the larger our number of attendees will be.

Author Registration Application -

Applications will be reviewed for compliance with the festival guidelines.

Payment is due at the time of application.

Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2023 or until all tables are filled. Any applications received after the tables have been filled will be put on a waiting list. If we get a cancellation, the waiting list will be contacted in the order in which the applications were received. A refund will be issued for cancellations occurring on, or before, August 31, 2023.

Cancellations after August 31, 2023 are nonrefundable.

Please complete if payment will be under your company name
Please list the titles and genres of the book(s) you are be selling at the festival.
You may sell more than the five listed below.
This is to assist the organizers in table assignment.
B. Table and Linens provided by the Holland Center - FULL - NOT AVAILABLE