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Library Seeks Local Authors For Jax Book fest 2020

Submit Applications by Nov. 30, 2019 Deadline

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 02, 2019 – Jax Book Fest, an annual community event that brings together local authors and book lovers, will return to the Main Library Feb. 29, 2020, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., with New York Times best-selling authors Brad Meltzer and Karma Wilson as keynote speakers. The event, which will celebrate its fourth year in 2020, will feature more than 80 local authors of every genre.

Calling All Authors for Jax Book Fest 2020

Calling All Authors to sign up for the 2020 Jax Bookfest at the Jacksonville Public Library

Jax Book Fest—a perfect commingling of authors and readers—will return for its fourth year Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at the Main Library in downtown Jacksonville.

Calling all Florida Indie Authors...You could win $500 in a writing contest!

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If you’re a self-published indie author of Young Adult Fiction or Adult Fiction, submit your work for the Florida Indie Author Contest sponsored by Library Journal and BiblioBoard. The contest deadline is May 31, 2019.

Calling All Authors!

Jax Book Fest logo, Sat. Feb. 23, 2019, call for author applications

The Jax Book Fest application for authors and literary-related vendors is now open.

What to Expect: Jax Book Fest 2018

We're ready for the literary event of the year, are you? Saturday, March 3 the Main Library will host Jacksonville's largest book festival from 10:30 A.M. to 3 P.M.

We want you to be prepared for a full day of literary adventures, here are some tips for getting the most out of your day!

Local Author Collection at JPL

If it's always been your dream to see your published work on the shelves of your local library then we have a dream come true for you—submit your work for the Local Author Collection! Jax Library is working on developing a new collection—the Local Author Collection—and we want your work to be included. Here's what you need to know for your submission to be considered: ilovejpl blog post image

Calling All Authors

Hey authors, are you looking to participate in the literary event of the year? Check out the Jax Book Fest at the Main Library on Saturday, March 3, 2018. It’s the best chance for readers to meet and mingle with best-selling and local authors, purchase books, attend workshops and favorite genres.

#JaxBookFace

Last year we started a #JaxBookFace contest, and it's been a lot of fun to see some of your creative entries! We're pretty much in love with your book faces so keep them coming. You could be our next winner!

SELF-e for Self Publishing

As a new author, it can be difficult to get discovered. Until you find your audience, that is. That’s exactly what local author, Daniel Powell, found by submitting his e-books to the self-publishing platform,
SELF-e.

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