Founder Becky Minor’s original vision, before the idea for Realm Makers was conceived, was of a co-op of Christian authors taking books to conventions and festivals where readers congregate, called the Faith and Fantasy Alliance. Becky hoped to help authors collaborate to promote their books. One of the chief challenges new authors face in today’s market is discoverability. Bowker (the folks who sell ISBNs) reported about 625,000 independently published books going to market in 2015, and that doesn’t even account for books released through traditional publishing. It’s no wonder it’s so hard for authors to find readers “in the wild”–readers who aren’t a part of their immediate friends-and-family network.
Seven years and 5 conferences later that time has finally arrived. Now named the Realm Makers Mobile Bookstore, we will be exhibiting at the following events:
– Salt Lake Comic Con – September 21-23, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah
– World Fantasy 2017 – November 2-5, 2017, San Antonio, Texas
– PhilCon – November 10-12, 2017, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
– Teach them Diligently Homeschool Conference – March 8-9, 2018, Nashville, Tennessee
– Virginia Festival of the Book – March 24, 2018, Charlottesville, Virginia
– Beau Arts Book Festival – April 7, 2018, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
– Williamsport ComicCon – April 22, 2018, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
– Altoona Book Fair – May 12, 2018, Altoona, Pennsylvania
– Teach them Diligently Homeschool Conference – May 16-19, 2018, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
– Balticon – May 25-28, 2018, Baltimore, Maryland
– Teach them Diligently Homeschool Conference – June 7-9, 2018, Columbus, Ohio
It’s our goal to add even more venues to the next conference year, Sept 2018 through August 2019. If we are in your area, please come and visit us!