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A note from the Orange County Children's Book Festival

Recently, I heard from a representative of the Orange County Children's Book Festival, asking if I would post a press release for them. I was happy to oblige....

Now in it's 8th year, the Orange County Children's Book Festival, is the largest children's book event in the country! The 2010 Festival had over 30,00 people in attendance for this ONE day event. We foster confidence through literacy and work to instill a true joy of reading!

2010 was also the inaugural year for our Teen & YA Stage and we ROCKED IT! With over two dozen authors on stage back to back we had an audience of fans that listened to readings, participated in conversations and bought books ALL DAY!

Booth costs are reasonable and we have a great cost effective option for Debut & Self Published Authors to be involved that is within your can find the 2011 Exhibitors Info on the website:

We are a non profit and do not have a budget to pay authors or illustrators however this event draws the top talent in the field, along with Media, Educators, Librarians and tons of Fans!

Let us know if you would like to be involved at any level with our event on the Orange Coast College Campus, Sunday October 2, 2011.

Contact Info:
Robyn Hawk, OC Children's Book Festival, Teen Stage Coordinator
Twitter: @kidsbookfest

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