Ninth Annual Dayton Book Expo

Saturday, April 28, 2018


Dayton Book Expo


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Authors from across the nation will gather for the seventh Dayton Book Expo (DBE). In addition to book signings, the one-day event will feature panel discussions for aspiring authors, activities for children in the Kidz Zone and a special guest appearance. The event will be held in the Great Hall at Sinclair Community College’s Ponitz Center from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The goal of DBE is to promote and encourage literacy in our community and we invite you to collaborate with us on this great event.

For sponsorship opportunities, email  or call LaTonya Branham at 513.265.9412.


Author Details

Tables are only for authors. Set-up begins at 9:30 AM. Tables must be completely set-up by 10:45 AM. The DBE begins promptly at 11:00 AM. NOTE: One author per table. Floor displays are not allowed. Table-top displays cannot exceed 24” in height.

Your participation includes
  • One table (with cloth, but not skirted) and two chairs
  • Listing in the DBE booklet
  • Access to DBE Hospitality Room for breakfast
  • One parking pass
  • Online presence at
  • Inclusion in the DBE Awards:
    • Genre-specific winners—based on event-day sales—will receive a plaque, book medallions and listing for a year at
    • Titles distributed through will be posted on the DBE Virtual Bookstore. Annual top sellers will be spotlighted at the event.
All monies and the signed agreement must be received by March 31, 2016. No monies will be refunded after March 31, 2016. Forward the agreement with money order payable to Dayton Book Expo as follows:
            Dayton Book Expo Author
            893 South Main Street – PMB 175
            Englewood, Ohio 45322
For credit-card payments, call Valerie J. Lewis Coleman 888.802.1802 or visit