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Trade Shows

RWA regularly hosts booths and/or participates in panels at trade shows like the Public Library Association Conference, the American Library Association Conference, regional shows held by the American Booksellers Association and more. At these shows we strive to educate booksellers and librarians on the romance genre, as well as provide a platform for our members to make industry connections.

Members are often invited to sign at trade shows where we exhibit. Check back throughout the year for opportunities. Signing eligibility requirements can be found in the Policy and Procedures Manual.

2019 Texas Book Festival

RWA will have a booth at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX!  We have spots available in the RWA Booth October 26 and 27 for eligible members to sign their romance novels for festival attendees. Per Policy, General PAN, PAN-Eligible, and PAN-Equivalent authors are eligible to sign. Spots are limited. Please note that this is a promotional signing; books will not be sold. Deadline to register is October 11 at 5 p.m. CT or until spaces are full. If you have questions, please email

Eligible authors who cannot attend the festival are invited to send 5 copies of a title for giveaway in the booth. Please email for details. 

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Festival Hours

Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


RWA Booth 107, Exhibitor Tent 1
The Texas Book Festival is held in and around the grounds of the State Capitol Building in Austin.

Official Signing Authors

Saturday, October 26

11:30 a.m.
Melanie Greene signing Roll of a Lifetime (Contemporary)
Becky Wade signing Sweet on You (Inspirational)

1:30 p.m.
Emily Mims signing Maggie's Starring Role (Contemporary)
Teri Wilson signing Love at the Shore (Contemporary)

Sunday, October 27

11:30 a.m.
Kelly Elliott signing Love at First Sight (Contemporary)
Lizzie Shane signing A Royal Christmas Wish (Contemporary)

1:30 p.m.
Gerry Bartlett signing Texas Trouble (Contemporary Romantic Suspense)
Mary Karlik signing Magic Harvest (Fantasy)
Abigail Owen signing The Boss (Paranormal)