“Mother Me” Book Launch Vendor

Have goodies to sell that you think might be a fit for the women attending my book launch?  Tell me about it below!

 

Vendor Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • What are the event logistics?

Location: Lexy’s at Trinity Groves, 3011 Gulden Lane, Dallas 75212

Time: Set-up starts at 4 p.m. (CST).  The shopping portion of the event will begin at 5 p.m.  From 6:30-8 p.m., all guests, including Vendors, will enjoy a buffet style dinner and the book launch portion of the program, replete with raffles and giveaways.  During that time, the shopping space will be closed and locked so that no unauthorized individuals can make their way in.  Shopping will resume at 8 p.m.  The event ends at 9 p.m.

Check-in: Upon arrival, you will check in at the registration table and receive a Vendor badge that will provide you access to the shopping space at any time.  Please have your ID ready.

Parking: Trinity Groves has ample parking right next to Lexy’s, in front of The Cake Bar, and also next to Rocco’s.

 

  • What will it cost me to participate as a Vendor?

$0.00.  I want you to make profits from sales, and prayerfully I do the same with my book.  Plus, I imagine having you as a Vendor will help attract some more guests!  However, I do ask that you consider joining me in donating a portion of your profits (net) to MOBB United, the non-profit I’ve decided to support through my book sales.  More information on MOBB United below.

 

  • What do I receive for participating as a Vendor?

You will receive one free, signed copy of my debut book.  Who knows, maybe that signature will be profitable one day!?  Additionally, you’ll have one free registration for the dinner and two drink tickets.

As part of the shopping event itself, you’ll be provided with a six-foot table with [white / black] tablecloth and chair.  Lexy’s will have WiFi available, in the event you need it to complete transactions. 

 

  • What is the target audience?

Anyone who is a mom or mom-adjacent.  Here’s the event blurb that explains it:

Are you a bio mom, stepmom, adoptive mom, foster mom, play mom, god mom, expectant mom, auntie, friend of moms?  Then this is for you.  We women have a way of putting little humans before ourselves or seeing our friends / sisters / etc. doing the same.  Take some time away and mother yourself at this “Mother Me” Night Out sip & shop + book launch.

 

  • Are kids allowed?

Although I’m launching a children’s book, this is an adult- and women-only event.  I want it to be a free time for women to sip, shop, and fellowship.  In full candor, I will bring my kiddos to see their mama for her debut book launch, and I’ll have a young friend do the book reading. 

 

  • Why are you partnering with MOBB United? How does your event support them?

BIPOC representation is a challenge across industries, book publishing being no different.  More on that in my blog (“Let’s Talk Diversity in Children’s Books”).  Recognizing my opportunity to craft my own stories, I decided my books will feature BIPOC characters like my own children.  Where possible, I’ll donate to non-profits that align with those books. 

This particular book is about a young Black / AfroLatino boy and his mother.  It’s a perfect fit to support Mothers of Black Boys.  Below is a snippet from their website to understand their mission:

MOBB United aims to provide information and support for moms of Black sons while promoting positive images of Black boys and men.

What we share is unconditional love for our Black sons, and we want others to see them through our proud eyes.

For more information, visit their website: mobbunited.org.

I will donate a portion of profits from each book sold.  I ask that you do the same.

 

  • What if I need to cancel?

I hope this doesn’t happen but completely understand how “life be lifin’,” as they say.  Please give me as much notice as possible so that I can make necessary arrangements.  It would be wonderful if you could suggest someone in your stead, but of course that’s not necessary.

 

  • How do I register? Sign me up!

 

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