We are “guest vendors” at the market, which means we operate under different rules than the farmers. This year the rules have changed, requiring guest vendors to pay $150 for the privilege of sharing a guaranteed space. That presented a problem for us since the guaranteed space might be occupied by different authors each week. To solve the problem, we agreed that the four authors who shared the fee—due May 1—would be given a permanent place at the table, which each could either occupy or allow other NMBA members to take their place when they cannot be present. This allows the table to be filled by regulars who come because they are satisfied with the number of books they sell, and at the same time it allows newcomers to come when the regular member cannot be present. The permanent owners of the space may choose to recover some of their $37.50 cost by renting it at their discretion. All visitors must abide by Homegrown Author rules in addition to the Farmers Market rules for vendors.
Additional fees and costs due by each seller include individual parking, 5% of sales to the Farmers Market, and a $1.25 tip for table and chair set-up.
NMBA members who have written a book they wish to sell and would like to sign up for a table when one of the permanent members is on vacation should contact Maxine Davenport at email@example.com or call 505-474-0979.
All members are urged to come by the table to say hello and to see our beautiful books!
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