October 8-10, 2020

Denver, Colorado Everywhere!

To take place virtually on MPIBA’s Zoom account.

Call for Authors

Our virtual fall trade show and conference will be more important than ever this year!

Introduce your authors to hundreds of booksellers!. We encourage you to pitch authors with diverse voices and experiences. In addition to appearance fees, plan to provide ARCs (print or digital) or finished books for attendees if possible.

Children’s Author & Illustrator Keynote
Thursday, October 8, Morning

 

4 – 5 Authors/Illustrators

 

Our show kick-off event! Authors will make 10-minute presentations.

 

Appearance Fee: $1200 $800
Keynotes & Cocktails (Formerly Author Gala)
Friday, October 9, Early Evening

 

4 – 6 Authors

 

Our premier FallCon event. Authors will make 10-minute presentations.

 

Appearance Fee: $1500 $1000
Theme Author Panels
Various Days and Times

 

Up to 6 Authors

 

Authors will join a themed panel with a moderator to present their books and answer questions.

 

Appearance Fee: $1100 $800
Author! Author! Events
Various Days and Times

 

10 – 12 Authors

 

Each author is introduced and presents their book for ~4 minutes to the entire audience.

 

Appearance Fee: $850 $550
Children’s Author Speed-dating
Friday, October 9 (afternoon)

 

10 – 12 Authors

 

Authors move from virtual break-out room to room, giving their quick “elevator” pitches to booksellers. A fast-paced, fun, bookseller favorite event.

 

Appearance Fee: $700 $450
Books & Brews Author Speed-dating
Saturday, October 10 (late afternoon)

 

10 – 12 Authors

 

Authors move from virtual break-out room to room, giving their quick “elevator” pitches to booksellers. A fast-paced, fun, bookseller favorite event.

 

Appearance Fee: $700 $450
  • FallCon 2020 Author Pitch Form

  • Use this form to pitch one author at a time. To pitch multiple authors, please refresh the screen after each individual submission, or e-mail Executive Director, Heather Duncan directly.
  • Contact Information

  • Pitch Your Author

  • Appearance fees are 10% more for non-members. Click here for a full description of events.

Promotional Opportunities

Promotional Opportunities Coming Soon

Virtual Exhibit Hall Registration

The virtual Tri-West Exhibit Hall will be used by CALIBA, MPIBA, and PNBA for their 2020 tradeshows. The Exhibit Hall will be hosted on FallCon.org (where the MPIBA FallCon Trade Show will be presented). Visit the Exhibit Hall here.

 

The Tri-West Exhibit Hall offers a convenient, cost-effective, and efficient solution to promoting your books and authors to thousands of booksellers from 665 independent bookstores. The virtual Exhibition will open September 30, and remain open for four weeks, giving continual exposure to your Exhibit Page to booksellers from all three regions.

  • Premium Sponsor Booth
    • Top placement in the Exhibit Hall. Four spaces available.
    • Premium Exhibit Page (see below for features)
    • Logo featured in three-region fall trade show promotions.
    • One Complimentary E-blast per region

    $2000

See the Model
Buy the Booth
  • Premium Booth
    • Customizable graphics
    • Two header buttons, linking to whatever resources you want to share
    • Up to ten featured, face out titles (or products), with links
    • Show specials
    • Up to two videos, with space for additional links
    • Up to five links for catalogs, collections, or lists…

    $1350

See the Model
Buy the Booth
  • Essential Booth
    • Customizable graphics
    • Two header buttons, linking to whatever resources you want to share
    • Up to five featured, face out titles (or products), with links
    • Show specials
    • One video, with space for additional links
    • Up to three links for catalogs, collections, or lists

    $700

See the Model
Buy the Booth
  • Standard Booth
    • Up to three links to catalogs, collections or lists
    • Link to ARC request form
    • Link to PDF of Show Specials
    • Publisher name, website links, social media links, contact information

    $400

See the Model
Buy the Booth

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities Coming Soon
Please email any questions to info@mountainsplains.org and we’ll get back to you right away