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.

Authors can apply now for exhibit space at Jax Book Fest 2020. Literary vendors such as writers’ groups and publishers may also apply to participate. There is a $40 nonrefundable application fee for all applicants. You may review criteria, rules and regulations, and apply online on the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation’s website at The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 30, 2019.

Much like Jax Book Fest 2019—with a turnout of more than 4,000 guests—attendees will be invited to hear presentations by favorite authors, buy books to have signed, learn about e-publishing, meet local authors, enjoy kids' activities and much more. The event is free and open to the public. Check to get more details about Jax Book Fest 2020.

Ticketed Meet and Greet with Brad Meltzer

Thanks to the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation, fans will have an opportunity to attend a meet and greet with author Brad Meltzer in person at a ticketed event hosted Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, the evening before Jax Book Fest. Tickets for this exclusive meet and greet, talk, and book signing with the author will go on sale in early January 2020. More details about purchasing tickets will be announced in the near future. 

About Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer is the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and 10 other best-selling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The President’s Shadow, and The Escape Artist. His most recent book and first work of nonfiction, The First Conspiracy, is about a secret plot to kill George Washington. Meltzer has books on bestseller lists for nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and even comic books, for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award. He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2 and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. (Based on Meltzer’s book, Decoded.) The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on its list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. He lives in Florida with his wife.

About Karma Wilson

Karma Wilson writes humorous, rhythmic picture books for the very young and books that share her faith in a fun, understandable way with the youngest readers. Her books have received numerous state and national awards. They’ve been translated into dozens of languages, and have appeared on New York Times best-seller lists. Titles include A Dog Named Doug, Big Bear, Small Mouse, Puddle Duck: The Puddle Duck, Bear Snores On and dozens more. She lives in Montana with her family.

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