The Nouvelliste | Crazy Books: How can an author sign or sell his work?

On June 16, 2022, Livres en folie will take place for the first time at the Karibe Convention Center. For the first time since 2019, the public will meet in person the guests of honor, the signing authors and the commemorations arranged by the organizers of this 28th edition.


If the sale of all the titles, from the oldest to the most recent, still takes place on the network from Monday, June 13 to Sunday, June 19, Livres en folie will receive the authors in signature on Thursday, June 16 in Karib.


The authors of novelties that have not yet been the subject of a signature sale in Haiti before the fair and that are published by a publishing house present in Livres en folie will be automatically invited to participate in the June 16 session at Karibe.


All other authors whose works have been published in Haiti or abroad by a publisher not participating in the fair or those who publish on their own must go through Communication Plus or Maison Henri Deschamps to be in the signing.


Communication Plus and Maison Henri Deschamps have specialized in the distribution of cultural goods, in particular books, for a quarter of a century.


Once again this year, Livres en folie relies on its expertise and invites authors without an accredited publisher to the fair, those who do not publish in Haiti and those who self-publish to contact Communication Plus or Maison Henri Deschamps .


The authors who will be selected to participate in the famous Livres en folie collective signature sale session must propose a book, recently published, that has not yet been the subject of a signature sale in Haiti before the fair. Communication Plus and Maison Henri Deschamps are the only institutions that, after evaluation, collect books for signature by authors without an accredited publisher before Livres en folie.


Communication Plus is already receiving stock. This operation will end on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Authors are requested to contact the institution to schedule their appointment by email: complusa@yahoo.com or by phone (+509) 2816-0404 or (+509) 2230 – 1150.


For Maison Henri Deschamps, go to #2, Angle rue Jean Gilles and route de l’Aéroport or call Mrs. Marilyn Supplice at (+509) 3847-1275.


Communication Plus and Maison Henri Deschamps reserve the right not to accept a title on the sales list if the presentation of the book is deplorable. In this case, the author will be previously informed and his stock will be returned.


Each publisher or distributor that participates in the fair will inform the authors of their economic conditions and the different deadlines for depositing works before Livres en folie and the recovery of stocks or checks after the fair.


In general, the two distributors require a minimum number of works to be deposited for the 3 categories:


• Works in signature


60 copies + 6 samples


1 sample for the author’s table;


1 sample for exhibition;


2 copies in the press department, to be sent to the editorial office of Le Nouvelliste and Magik 9;


2 copies for the Fondo Livres en folie, intended for libraries.


• New


40 copies + 4 samples


2 copies in the press department, to be sent to the editorial office of Le Nouvelliste and Magik 9;


2 copies for the Fondo Livres en folie, intended for libraries.


• Other works


20 copies (minimum).


Note: Samples will not be returned. They are also not subject to liquidation.


Depending on the book’s potential or the author’s past sales statistics, the amounts listed above may increase. Some years, some titles have sold close to 1000 copies for an edition of Livres en folie.


Signature authors and novelty authors are invited to send Communication Plus and Maison Henri Deschamps a file containing their photo, the 1st and 4th covers of their book, as well as a summary of the content in Word format of the day even of the stocks deposit. These files will be sent to the Nouvelliste who will use them, as far as possible, for book presentation articles and on the online sales site.


While Le Nouvelliste, Magik 9, Ticket, Télé 20 and the Le Nouvelliste group’s social media accounts will generally promote the fair and the participation of authors, it is strongly recommended that writers and each publisher’s edition promote their books every year. the media at your fingertips (advertising inserts, interviews in the largest number of media, social networks, groups of friends, etc.).


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