Indie Author Marketplace

You asked, we listened! Are you a central Queensland independent author with a book to sell? This year the Capricorn Coast Writers Festival features an Indie Author Marketplace for you to do just that!

Book your table now and secure your spot at central Queensland’s premiere Writers Festival by the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Where & When

Capricorn Coast Writers Festival Indie Author Marketplace
Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 June
9.00 - 4.00 pm
Livingstone Shire Council Town Hall
25 Normandy Street YEPPOON

Saturday 12 June

Session 1 - 9.00 am - 12 noon

Session 2 - 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Sunday 13 June

Session 1 - 9.00 am - 12 noon

Session 2 - 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

What you need to know

  • CCWF will provide a table - dimensions 1.8m long x .6m wide - and a chair for each Author. Two authors share each table.

  • Table holders need to be set up and ready to go 30 minutes prior to your start time. Authors are responsible for manning their table throughout their session.

  • Table holders are responsible for any loss or damage to their goods while selling, loading and unloading their items.

  • Table bookings must be received by 4 June unless previously sold out

What you need to bring

  1. If you have it, signage for display on top of, free standing behind or hanging from the edge of your table – nothing can be stuck to walls.
  2. Your books.
  3. Payment device or cash float. You are responsible for collecting your own sale payments. CCWF cannot provide any payment facilities or cash.
  4. Powerboards and extension cords if you need to run power from a powerpoint.

Our 10 top things to have at your Indie Author Marketplace table

  1. Your book! We’re not kidding! In 2019 we had around 130 people attend CCWF, this year those numbers are expected to double! Make sure you’ve got enough books!
  2. Signing pens – Bring that favourite pen you use to sign your name into history and the hearts of your readers.
  3. Posters – A good size, easy to read from across the room poster will attract book buyers. Or maybe you have a banner, or tabletop poster stand? Find a marketing tool to let your book shine.
  4. Price sign – make sure you have a clear easy to read price sign for your book. And let buyers know how they can pay: cash or card or both.
  5. Payment gadget and credit card/payments accepted sign – You’ll need a device to process credit card payments. Don’t forget your square or your mobile device. If you accept cash you’ll need change.
  6. Bookmarks and giveaways – Do you have bookmarks, flyers or information sheets? Readers love to take home something free with their purchase.
  7. Bookstand – Let people see your books from across the room, invest in a small stand that lifts your book off the table and faces out into the room.
  8. Rubbish bags – Bring a couple, you never know when you’ll need them.
Make sure you keep your table clean and looking great. Try not to load it up with food and drinks.

Most of all there’s one very important thing to remember, don’t forget to have fun! This is your time to shine, network and meet lots of great readers.

Take loads of pictures and post on your website and social media and don’t forget to tag #CCWF2021 and #visitcapricorn #southerngreatbarrierreef so we can share the love! Good luck!

Other information

Parking: Street parking is available. Check zoning carefully for time limits as many areas are two hours only.

Amenities: Public toilets are located within the Town Hall.

Site Emergency Procedures: In the event of an emergency, all persons on-site are required to follow the instructions issued by the CCWF committee.

COVID-19 Terms & Conditions

Capricorn Coast Writers Festival (CCWF) will follow all Government recommendations, legislation and public health directives to minimise risk to Committee, exhibitions and attendees. Social distancing and strict hygiene rules will be in place and exhibitors must comply with the following guidelines and terms and conditions to support CCWF’s endeavours to provide a safe event for everyone.

  1. Exhibitors contact details will be securely stored by CCWF for 56 days from the date of CCWF for contact tracing purposes.
  2. Exhibitors agree that all contact information will be provided to public health officials upon request.
  3. Exhibitors must not attend CCWF if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, have been in close contact with a confirmed case, have travelled overseas or to a COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days, are required to self-isolate, or are COVID-19 positive.
  4. Exhibitors agree to abide by all physical distancing and Queensland Health protocols.
  5. Exhibitors agree to follow the instructions of CCWF Committee at all times.

General health and safety and well-being

Smoking is not prohibited inside the building. The exhibitor is responsible for keeping their table tidy and removing their rubbish. Footwear must be worn inside the building. There is a ZERO tolerance policy for bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour.