Guidelines for Attendee Books for Sale in the Bookstore

The 2017 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference is coming up fast. And we’re continuing our practice of allowing attendees to offer books for sale in our conference bookstore. This includes traditionally published books and self-published books. The fee for consignment books is 20% of the purchase price on each book sold.

To qualify to have books available, you must be registered for the ENTIRE conference.

There are guidelines that must be followed, so be sure to read the following information carefully.  

There is also a firm cut-off date of April 3, so be sure to watch the calendar.

This year, our bookstore will be again be housed in the same area as the fifteen-minute appointments (Downstairs in Johnson Springs). This will make the books more accessible to attendees. In this location, the books more accessible to attendees. It will also give those waiting for appointments something to do (browse the books) while waiting.

For LifeWay Asheville to carry the books requested, we must provide them with specific information. They will be accepting books for consignment, as well as ordering books that are already available in the LifeWay system, directly from your publishers.

NOTE: If the book you request is available from the publisher – and in the LifeWay System—it must be ordered through the store. (If your book is available at your local LifeWay store, then it should be available for them to order. In addition, be aware that most smaller publishers aren’t in the LifeWay system.) You MAY NOT consign personal copies of books available for LifeWay to order until the books ordered are sold out.

To have your book(s) included please email me with the complete information below at

Edie (at) BlueRidgeConference (dot) com.

NOTE: This is the ONLY email address I will check to compile a list of books to be carried at the conference.

Information Required:

Books Ordered Directly from the Publisher

For each book requested, we need:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • ISBN number

Consignment books (those you’ll be bringing with you)

  • Let us know you’ll be bringing books and how many titles and the approx. number(s) for each title
  • Let us know if you will NOT be on campus Monday morning.

Books for consignment may be dropped off and picked during your assigned time. We will post the schedule for consignment drop off after the main meeting on Sunday evening.

Books not claimed will not be the responsibility of the conference leadership team, LifeWay bookstore or Ridgecrest conference staff.

There is a firm deadline for including books in the bookstore. We must have your information by April 3 (books to be ordered and consignment information) to ensure the books will be available during the conference.

Thank you for helping make the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference such a valuable event!

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3 thoughts on “Guidelines for Attendee Books for Sale in the Bookstore

  1. I’d like to make a suggestion that all registered conferees be notified of this deadline by email. You can’t expect everyone to instinctively know to keep checking the website for this info. I am disappointed I never saw this post on the bookstore guidelines. As a first time attendee, how would I know about this?

    • Tez, We are sorry you feel this information wasn’t communicated effectively. We are constantly working to improve in this area and in others. One thing we do is to make sure that every person who registers receives an email from DiAnn and I detailing all the ways attendees can plug in to receive the information they need. This welcome email is sent through the Ridgecrest system because, since the conference center is designated as a hotel, they are bound by strict confidentiality laws. As the directors, these laws bar us from having access to attendee email addresses. The email we have provided Ridgecrest to send strongly encourages everyone who has registered join the FB group, like our FB page, and sign up for email updates on our blog. We don’t expect people to remember to check our website, that’s why we provide a way for those interested to sign up for email updates when a new blog is posted. Also, you’ll find that every single Blue Ridge blog post is shared multiple times (by multiple people) on all major social media platforms. In addition, the entire time before the deadline, we did have a Bookstore Tab detailing this information on our website. We only took it down after the deadline passed. Beyond all of these avenues of communication and in an effort to be fair, you’ll note that we have continued to accept consignment books from conferees. The fact that you didn’t see the announcement has not hindered your books from being accepted for consignment. I hope this helps you see that we truly are trying to provide multiple avenues of communication so attendees will be as prepared as possible for the conference. Thanks & Blessings, Edie