Self-Published Authors

The Buckeye Book Fair makes every effort to include quality works by Ohio authors, but we receive an overwhelming number of submissions. Each year, the Buckeye Book Fair’s Steering Committee reviews more than 200 submitted titles but can only accommodate fewer authors than requests received for attendance. Most invitations are issued to authors who are sought out by the book fair's organizers.

How Do I Know If I Can Submit My Book?

The Buckeye Book Fair will not refuse any submissions, but we cannot return review copies. If your submission is determined not to meet the book fair qualifications, we will notify you.

Self-Published Titles

The Buckeye Book Fair Steering Committee has determined that self-published, print-on-demand, and eBook titles cannot be included because submitted titles MUST meet certain qualifications of availability from the publishers.

In order to organize and present our event, trade terms and other conventions of traditional publishing—including professional editing and design—are of utmost priority. Required book industry standard trade terms are 1) Ready-to-ship availability; 2) Retail discounting of at least 40%; and 3) Open lines of full credit and return.

Print-on-Demand Titles

Submitted titles MUST be readily available for immediate shipment from the publishers when orders are placed—we cannot stress how important this is. All books with a barcode on the very last page (facing the back cover) are printed on-demand and some publishers maintain an on-hand supply and some do not.

Please make sure that your publisher guarantees ready-to-ship availability before you submit your work.

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