The National Book Council would like to announce the launch of a media scheme for prospective exhibitors of the Malta Book Festival 2020.
Applicants may send in their application forms by 14 August to secure their place at this year’s Malta Book Festival and listing in the official programme. New to this year’s edition, applicants may opt to request for a media subsidy, whereby they will receive a refund of the application fee (equal to the value of the type of stand/s opted for) against presentation of receipts of adverts in the local press about their participation in the book festival.
As well as further promoting the Malta Book Festival in these difficult times, the newly launched media scheme aims at supporting the wider local publishing industry, which has notoriously been experiencing an existential financial threat. The scheme endeavours to support both the book industry and the local media houses, promoting cohesion and collaboration between the two sister publishing enterprises. Indeed, the National Book Council is of the conviction that as well as being a fundamental democratic tool, the local press is also an integral part of the book industry infrastructure. Bridging the gap between local media houses and publishers, and engaging the local press to champion local books will benefit the publishing industry as a whole. This is only one aspect of the National Book Council’s unremitting work and targeted investments aimed at supporting the local book publishing sector every year.
The Exhibitor’s Media Scheme Application Form (which includes rules and regulations) may be downloaded here.
Should you have any queries regarding eligibility for participation and more information on the media scheme, please feel free to contact Matthew Borg ([email protected]) or Andrew Ricca ([email protected]).
All applications are to be sent via email to Simona Cassano on [email protected]
AND by post/delivered by hand to this address:
MALTA BOOK FESTIVAL 2020 – MEDIA SCHEME
National Book Council
Central Public Library
Prof. J. Mangion Street
Floriana, FRN 1800
The Malta Book Festival is going to be held between Wednesday 11 and Sunday 15 November at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. The application is open to all publishers, book distributors, bookshops and book agencies. NGOs and public entities, whose field of activity involves the publication of literary material or the promotion of literature, are also eligible to apply.
Interested applicants are urged to apply early and submit, along with their application, a detailed list of the events they would like to set up as part of the cultural programme of the Festival. They are respectfully reminded that early applications may be given preference in the programme of events.
The MBF 2020 Application Form, with updated rules, regulations and provisions, can be downloaded here. Please make sure you peruse all terms and conditions before you apply.
Applications should be duly filled in and sent as an email attachment and by post by not later than Friday 14 August 2020 at noon (12 pm).
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