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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nancy Kelly Allen

Nancy Kelly Allen will attend the 2014 Kentucky Book Fair and sign copies of her latest title, Amazing Grace.

Click here for more information

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Linda Y. Atkins

Linda Y. Atkins will attend the 2014 Kentucky Book Fair and sign copies of her latest title featuring Hilary Adams, in Deadline for Murder.

Kentucky Book Fair Travel Grant

The Kentucky Book Fair, Inc. invites you to apply for a library travel grant provided by Graviss’ McDonald’s and proceeds from the 2013 Kentucky Book Fair.  The grant is established to help finance travel for school and public library groups to Children’s Day on Friday, November 14, 2014. Minimum grants will be $250 and maximum grants will be $1,000 per application approved.
The application deadline is SEPTEMBER 19, 2014.  
Click here to get Travel Grant Application

Monday, August 11, 2014

2014 Kentucky Book Fair Grants

We are now accepting
grant applications from
public schools and public libraries. 
Please direct questions to
Connie Crowe at
Judith Gibbons, Grants Chair, at
Click here to get grant document

The application deadline is September 10.  Instructions are included in the document.

In 2013, seven libraries were approved for grants totaling $7,000:

Carter County Public Library received a grant of $1,500
to enhance the adult fiction collection

Livingston County Public Library was funded $1,500
to expand books on the arts for adults and children.

Powell County Public Library was awarded $1,000
to refresh popular reading books.

Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library was granted $750
to support family literacy and school readiness.

Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library accepted $750
to increase the Kentucky collection.

Maysville Community and Technical College Library was given $750
to increase books in the Learning Lab.

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Library, Middlesboro Campus received $750 to purchase graphic novels and current fiction.
The 2014 Kentucky Book Fair will be held on Saturday, November 15. 
Children's Day is Friday, November 14. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Update from Author Selection Committee

The KBF 2014 Author Selection Committee
has not finished their review process of 2014 applications.
Authors should be notified about the status of their
submissions by August 15th. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

2014 Kentucky Book Fair Advertising Information

33rd Annual

Kentucky Book Fair

Advertising Information


The Kentucky Book Fair is offering advertising space in its 2014 catalog. There will be a 18,000-print run including 13,000 mailed to book buyers and book lovers at libraries and businesses and to readers in general.
Space can be reserved until Aug. 22; ad materials are due Aug. 29.
Sixteenth (Button) 2.2813" wide x 2.5" tall $65
Eighth page 4.6875" wide by 2.5" tall $130
Quarter Page 4.6875" wide by 5" tall $260
Half Page (vertical) 4.6875" wide by 10" tall $455
Half Page (horizontal) 9.5" wide by 5" tall $455
Full Page 9.5" wide by 10" tall $780
We prefer PDFs but will take any file except Publisher.
We cannot use or open Publisher files.
Ads must be a minimum 300 dpi.
Please send them electronically to or

Ads also can be mailed on disc to Connie Crowe,
Kentucky Book Fair, P.O. Box 715, Frankfort, KY 40602.
However, space must be reserved beforehand and the ad must arrive by Aug. 29.
The Kentucky Book Fair reserves the right to make
alterations to ads that do not fit specifications.
Payment must be made in advance, payable to Kentucky Book Fair.
Checks can be mailed to Kentucky Book Fair, P.O. Box 715, Frankfort, KY 40602.
Questions should be directed to KBF Manager Connie Crowe at or
KBF Marketing Chair Michael Embry at