Exhibitors & Sponsors

August 24-25, 2018

Will you be an Exhibitor at
the Author U Extravaganza?

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

at the Author U Extravaganza 2018

The AuthorU Extravaganza is an annual event held in September. Throughout the year, AuthorU holds a BookCamp each spring along with a variety of meetings throughout the month – members can attend in-person and remotely.

All bring together a variety of authors and delivered with the quality that I’ve brought to all the conferences I’ve done in the past. AuthorU is based in Colorado, yet its membership is in many states. The Extravaganza welcomes authors from the novice to the expert.

There are a limited number of Exhibitor sponsor slots for the Thursday through Saturday events. Thursday kicks off with an early Thursday Breakfast with the Exhibitors.

Attendees will eat and network, setting up appointments with them throughout the three days. A VIP function on Thursday night along; a special dinner and entertainment on Friday are available for along with lunches, breaks, the Author Shark Tank, Draft to Dream Grand Prize Winner, Wall of Wine, attendee bags, neck wallet badges and printing.

Within each booth, two company reps are included. If a booth is shared with another company or publishing service provider, there is an additional charge or $100. If addition reps are included with the same company, there is a $400 charge. Add on fees for shipping drayage of $5 per box and electricity to booth of $35.

Author U is about building community with authors who desire to be seriously successful

Early Bird Exhibitor cost is $700 for AuthorU Premier Partners; $995 for Members and $1,195 for nonmembers. It includes all meals offered within attendee registration.

This price is good until Aug 6, 2017. If there is more than two representatives in your booth or you are sharing your booth with another company, there is an additional charge for the addition representatives or company.

If you don’t have a booth or you would like to add additional info about your company/product to the Swag bags all attendees get, you can submit flyers at a cost of $200 (we will need 200). Set up will on Wednesday afternoon into the evening. Exhibits open at 7.30 a.m. on Thursday morning in conjunction with the Breakfast with the Exhibitors.

Extravaganza learning sessions start on Thursday morning right after the Breakfast with the Exhibitors and run through Saturday, ending at 5:00 p.m. For Exhibitors, there is dedicated breakout sessions for exclusive Exhibitor time Thursday through Saturday, ending at 1:30 p.m. Attendees will be encouraged to make appointments with you. If there is a speaker session going on during appointment time, we ask that you meet away from your booth—voices carry within the main ballroom where Exhibits are maintained along with general sessions. We will have small tables outside of the ballroom area for your use.


This year’s location is at the Radisson Denver Southeast Hotel. Located in the Denver Metro area of Colorado. There is a free shuttle service between Denver International Airport and the hotel. The AuthorU Group room rates are $105 through August 21st and then released if not sold out prior to that date—a discount from the regular $170 rate.

3155 South Vaughn Way, Aurora, CO 80014

For special rates, please call 800-967-9033 and
give the hotel this Rate Code: 1709AUTHOR



1. Input arrival and departure dates
2. Click on More Search Options button and enter promo code: AUTSEP
3. Hit the search button and your special rate will appear!

The www.AuthorU.org website is active with multiple changes throughout these next few weeks with speaker updates for the Extravaganza. The Author Resource, AuthorU’s ezine is extensive and is published the first week of the month. AuthorU hosts a weekly radio show, AuthorU – Your Guide to Book Publishing that airs on the Toginet Network on Thursdays and is available for podcast downloading and iTunes shortly after each show with over 25,000+ downloads a month.

If you are game … want to participate … let me know NOW
Look forward to seeing you in September!

Judith Briles
Chief Visionary Officer

Questions? … call me at 303-885-2207 or email Judith@Briles.com
Expected attendance is 200 and usually comes from 20 different states plus Canada and Mexico.

Dare to Be Great! Join us for this intense, education and highly interactive 3-day event September 7-9, 2017.

YOU GET . . .

  • Listing with description within the printed Workbook that all attendees receive—includes description of your services, logo, and contact info.
  • Great food!
  • Room rates are locked in at $105 a night—regular rate is $170. The Radisson Denver Southeast Hotel is rated 4.4 by Hotels.com
  • There are no parking fees
  • We have AMPLE Exhibit space – you will get up to 9 feet to play within.
  • You are set up within the General Session room … we have 7,000 square feet this year!
  • Awesome Authors and Indie/Small Press Publishers whose goal is to be seriously successful.
  • List of all attendees, with their emails, post event.
  • Sponsors may be invited to present a workshop during the Extravaganza.


Author U is about building community with authors who desire to be seriously successful. This year’s theme focuses on Dare to Be Great! Join us for this intense, education and highly interactive 3-day event September 7-9, 2017. The location is Denver, Colorado.


$700.00 for AuthorU Premier members. (increasing to $800 after Aug 18th)


$997.00 for AuthorU members. (increasing to $1,100 after Aug 18th)


$1,197.00 for Non-members. (increasing to $1,395 after Aug 18th)


Each booth can have two representatives. Split booths with separate companies have an additional charge of $100.

Electricity to a booth is $35 and the cost of receiving boxes, etc. shipped to the hotel for booth usage is $5 per item (this will be charged to you on September 7 at Registration.

Includes your Thursday breakfast, lunches Friday and Saturday, dinner on Friday.


Thursday 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. There is a VIP ticketed item in the evening.

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It’s a long day and fun evening with a humorist.

Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 1:300 p.m. A wall will close after lunch so you can start your break down—please do not do it before.

Set up will be in the afternoon on Wednesday.

Suck it up Buttercup! Get True Grit for Author Success! Join us for this intense, educational and highly interactive 3-day event


GOLD SPONSOR Opportunities

All GOLD Sponsors an extra Ad in Extravaganza Workbook (Lunch, Dinner, Rounds with Pros), signage at activity and on posters throughout event, separate flyer in attendee bags and opportunity to do a two-minute short-pitch commercial on stage in addition to being introduced Friday AM before first break. You will get a separate banner with just your logo/info you supply plus featured on the website. Of course, you get your Exhibit booth. Your expertise may be the perfect fit to present at one of the Eagle or Eaglet sessions if there is a slot available.

Dinner & Entertainment Friday
$2,500 An Evening with Inspirational Humorist Craig Zablocki


Meet the Exhibitors Breakfast Workshop Thursday
$2500 All attendees will “meet” the Exhibitors and be encouraged to start making appointments starting Thursday to meet with them.


Extravaganza Workbooks
$2,500 All the handouts from Speakers, Exhibitor info, and the back cover.


Continental Breakfast
$2,000 Friday


$2,000 Friday


Continental Breakfast
$2,000 Saturday


$2,000 Saturday



SILVER Sponsors could have their names and logos walking around during and after the conference or be part of the buzz!

Rounds with the Pros and Pre-Dinner Music, Crudités and a Touch of Vino Friday

The high-energy Rounds with the Pros is a jammed packed last session on Friday afternoon … then graze through the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame Auction items and get ready. Of course, you will be one of the featured pros.


The Wall of Wine

Some lucky attendee is going to walk away with several cases of wine. This benefits The Authors Hall of Fame … we are very excited—you will be too!


Draft to Dream Book Competition Grand Prize Winner

Raw manuscripts were submitted in five categories. The top scoring entry will get their book and cover design, a variety of other prizes PLUS $1,000 in cash.


Name wallet badges

Attendees love these neck wallets that are reusable over and over … with your name on it.


Bags for attendees

Walk around bags keep your name in circulation.


The Author Shark Tank

A huge hit every time we do it. Attendees pay to be in the Tank … walk away with stellar and laser advice and lots of goodies that the Sharks offer to assist them in their quest. Of course, you can be one of the Sharks!



BRONZE Sponsors will have a separate poster with their name and logo plus flyer for all attendees within the Eagle and Eaglet sessions.

Eaglet (Newbies) Workshop on Thursday afternoon $750


Eagle (Advanced) Workshop on Thursday afternoon $750


Commercial Posters in Bathroom Stalls – 4 spots $300
OK, you can laugh, yet it’s a captive audience. We are putting 4 on a mini-poster behind each closed stall door … think about it.


Ready to commit? Let’s do it … NOW!

A phone call or email will hold your sponsor spot.
Contact Judith Briles at 303-885-2207, Judith@Briles.com or
Bobby Crew at 303-585-1969, Office@authoru.com to secure your spot.

It’s GO-GO–GO time!