Dear Publisher,

It’s that time of year again. The BC fall trade book fair is taking place in Victoria BC Feb 10-12, 2019 and we are as usual looking for your kind donation.

It’s a golden opportunity to generate goodwill for your company among your customers. The usual suspects will be attending: independent bookstores, libraries, Indigo folk, local specialty retailers and BC wholesalers. This is a working fair, and we generate a lot of our sales at this event – another reason why it would be a viable use of your marketing dollars.

We are happy to accept any amount towards the cost of the book fair, which covers the cost of the ballroom, board room, bookseller and rep breakfasts, group sit-down lunches for 2 days, and one amazing cocktail party. We are a non-profit association and receive no government funding, so any size of donation is very much

Do you have authors you’d like to have present at the cocktail party? Please let Leslie at leslie@orcabook.com know who you would like to nominate by December 14. We’ll do our best to accommodate everyone, but please be aware that space for this is limited. We will let you know by December 21 who’s been accepted.

So what does this donation get you apart from our gratitude? You will be listed on all literature pertaining to the book fair, on the WBRA website, and thanked at the announcement made at the cocktail party. We also post signs listing all our sponsors at the registration desk.

So here’s your chance to be a great corporate citizen, and get your name in front of your key customers.

And please feel free to attend! We are always happy to thank our donors in person, and it’s an unparalleled opportunity to get feedback from your customers. Let your rep know if you are planning on attending and they can RSVP on your behalf.

And, if you are able to be a sponsor, please have your rep include your sponsorship amount on your exhibitor registration form. If you have questions please notify Iolanda at imillar@mandagroup.com.

Cheques can be made out and mailed to Western Book Reps Association, Box #520, 3381 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R3.

With all best wishes for a profitable season and thank you,
The Western Book Reps Association