Dear Publisher,

It’s that time of year again. The BC fall trade book fair is taking place in Sidney, BC, June 9 to 11, 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 conference room(s), board room, bookseller and rep breakfasts, group sit-down lunches, and one amazing cocktail party. We are a non-profit association and receive no government funding, so any size of donation is very much appreciated.

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.

We would also like to invite any authors of Fall 2019 books on your lists to join us at this season’s cocktail party on Sun. June 9 at Sea Cider. The atmosphere will be casual and they will be able to mingle with the BC bookselling community. There will be an opportunity to display samples or take-aways as well. Please email leslie@orcabook.com with the names of authors who will be joining us. We can accommodate up to 3 authors per rep.

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. Please also notify Iolanda at imillar@mandagroup.com so she can include your sponsorship in the Book Fair signage.

Sponsorship cheques can be made out and mailed to

Western Book Reps Association
Box #520, 3381 Cambie Street

V5Z 4R3

With all best wishes for a profitable summer season, and thank you,

The Western Book Reps Association