Booking an author event
Summer 2019

Thank you for your interest in scheduling an author event with Bethany Beach Books. We support our community and authors through our events program and we take pride in helping authors promote their work. We host over 100 events each year between Memorial Day and Labor Day!

If you're interested in scheduling an author event with Bethany Beach Books, please review the terms and fill out the form below and our event coordinator will be in touch. Thank you!

Bethany Beach Books Event Terms

  • We host our author events between mid-June and mid-August each year

  • Events are typically scheduled for 7:00pm Sunday-Friday. Alternate timing can be prearranged on an event-by-event basis but this is subject to availability and approval of our event coordinator

  • Our events are casual meet-and-greet events as we find this suits our customer base best and has proven to be most successful

  • Hosted authors are required to advertise their event with Bethany Beach Books on their website, blog, social media outlets, etc.

  • Promotion of purchasing on Amazon or other competitive big-box retailers are not tolerated during the event at Bethany Beach Books

  • Independent authors who do not already have an active Independent Author contact with BBB must fill out the program application here if their book is not available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor or another approved distributor or publisher

  • Please be aware that our town is very weather-dependent during the summer months and poor weather is (sadly) out of our control. Weather can effect foot traffic throughout the town.

  • Please be sure to read the form thoroughly as our event structure for 2019 is improving and changing from previous years!

  • Dates are booked on a first come basis.

Author Event proposal Form 2019

Please understand that this form is an event request and completion can not promise an event at BBB

Please read the section on requesting a date carefully as we are now completely booked for June.

Author's Name *
Author's Name
Book Information
The author's most recent title or soon-to-be released
Please provide the most recent title or new release
13-Digit ISBN number for the above title
Release Date *
Release Date
Format *
Two to three sentence synopsis of above title
If you are a children's book author, would you be interested in hosting a story time? (Please note story time availability is limited)
Which social media platforms do you use? (Please check all that apply) *
Event Request
Please select three requested event dates in order of priority between 7/1/2019 - 8/24/2019 and 8/30/2019 - 9/1/2019. (Please ensure your request dates fit in to one of the two date ranges provided) **Please note: We are no longer accepting event requests for June.**
Requested Date #1 *
Requested Date #1
Requested Date #2
Requested Date #2
Requested Date #3
Requested Date #3
Would you be open to a joint event with another author?*
For the 2019 season, we want to maximize our author event experience for Independent Authors. We will be hosting weekly joint events for Independent Authors during the summer. These events will be very heavily advertised and marketed.
Has this author signed at Bethany Beach Books in the past? *
Contact Name *
Contact Name
Phone *

Please understand that this form is an event request and completion does not guarantee an event at BBB