Click on the link above for the registration form. Fill out the form. The top section is all that is required for now. You may fill in the optional information once selected to participate. When filling out the form add http:// before your website address. You will only have to register once.
You are automatically placed on a waiting list. If you reserved a spot in advance, we will confirm your registration within 48 hours. If you did not advance reserve a spot, you will be placed on a waiting list until an opening occurs. For more information, please email [email protected].
You will have one week to go to the Dealer Dashboard page and complete your business contact information. You will pay for your booth through the dealer portal. A booth with listings of up to nine items is $150 and a booth with listings from nine up to the maximum of 18 is $250. All of your items must be uploaded two days before the fair goes live. Please note - you will have the ability to make edits and update information even while the fair is taking place.
Go to the website at https://rarebooksla.getmansvirtual.com and look at the bottom left corner of the page. You will see one or two links. If you see the term "MY ITEMS", click that to be brought directly to your dashboard. If you do not see "My Items" you'll see "SIGN IN". Click that to be brought to a gateway and enter your email and password (the same that you used when you first registered) to be brought to your dashboard.
When you are on your dashboard, you will see a green button named "Add Item". Clicking this button will take you to a page to add an item. Your description may be any length. You must choose one category and you may choose up to three categories for each item. If you decide to remove a category you have chosen, just "uncheck" it. You will be able to move items around within your booth after you have entered them so do not be concerned about their order at first.
You will upload images directly from your computer. Be sure they are JPG format and under 10 MB in size. Photos should be at least 800 pixels so that they enlarge clearly when clicked. The first image you upload becomes the feature photo and the rest will appear below the feature photo when a person is on the item page looking for more details about the item. You may move the order of the photos by the "drag and drop" method using your mouse. NOTE: It is important to preview each item to be sure the photos are oriented properly. If a photo shows as horizontal that is incorrect. You need to change the orientation to vertical of the photo on your computer or other device where it is stored. At this time, the orientation cannot be changed on the website.
Please refer to the video tutorial we provided in your confirmation email about uploading content and photographs. If you have additional questions, please email [email protected].
To visualize the placement of each item within your booth, think of the booth as a grid with 3 items per row. The top left space will contain the first item and the bottom right space will contain the last item on the page. You may move the items into different positions using the "drag and drop" method.
Be sure to enter all pertinent information about your business. You may go in and add or edit the information any time. Include your website, and social media information, a link to a catalog etc. This information appears on every page within your booth.
No, once the fair closes, you will not be able to access your listings. So, please be sure to make a copy of the listings for future use.
Booths appear in alphabetical order when the fair opens. If your trade name is the same as your name, you may choose which word to alphabetize. Ex. Charles Smith Books can be ordered by "Charles" or "Smith" by going to the field in your profile, "Order by Word". The field default is the first word (Charles). You may overwrite that and type in "Smith" if you want to be ordered with trade names that begin with "S". Our research indicates that the amount of traffic to a booth is not dependent on where the booth is situated within the fair but on the items within the booth.
No and no. You deal directly with the purchaser. They get in contact you by phone or email. Most dealers tell us that the phone is most common. You may not replace an item once it sells. You will have a switch on your "dashboard" to click when an item sells or is put on reserve to indicate that within your booth.
Booth pricing is based on the number of items you post
9 items for $150 / 18 items for $250
Six additional items can be added to booths, which will appear in the virtual show at 9 a.m./PDT on Saturday, May 21.
Exhibitors participating in the in-person fair will receive three items at no additional cost. They can upgrade to nine items for $150 or 18 items for $300.
Post your best and/or freshest items not currently available on other selling sites (your website is an exception). Buyers want to see the best and latest of what you have. That is why we limit the number of items you can post.
IMPORTANT: You remain logged into your account until you click the link at the bottom of the page where you logged in that reads "SIGN OUT". Whenever you go back to the page to enter or change items look for the link at the bottom which reads "My Items". That is where you go to edit your items page. If you have already logged out, you will just have to log back in at "dealer Sign In"
Rare Books LA Virtual Fair will go LIVE on Thursday, May 19 at 9 A.M./PST. You should make yourself available to answer questions from potential customers during the opening of the show. Remember, the fair is available online 24/7 until its close on Sunday October 3 at 4 p.m./PST. Be sure to check your calls and email frequently and check out our schedule of events designed to bring people to the book fair when they may generate increased traffic to the website. The best way to place expectations are the appropriate level is to post the times you are available during the book fair in your profile.