An online book fair featuring dealers of rare books, ephemera, maps, and vintage photography.

Dealer Information

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HOW DO I REGISTER TO BE AN EXHIBITOR IN A VIRTUAL FAIR?

Click “dealer information” on the fair website. That will bring you to a registration form. Supply your own password and enter it twice. That password will disappear after you fill out the form. If you come back to this form to update your profile you will see the passwords fields empty. Leave them empty unless you would like the change your password. When you enter your website address you must Enter http:// before your website address or you will get an error message.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I REGISTER TO BE AN EXHIBITOR?

Once you are approved as an exhibitor, we will enable your account and notify you of the date that you may start to upload your items for the fair. Your items need to be uploaded and paid two days before the fair starts. If your listings are not paid, they will not appear when the fair begins. You may continue to edit the items up until and after the fair opens.

WHERE DO I GO TO UPLOAD ITEMS AND PHOTOS?

Go to the fair website using the link we provided and look at the bottom of the page in the darkened area. You will see one or two links. If you see the term "MY ITEMS", click that to be brought directly to your dashboard. Or, if you do not see "MY ITEMS" you’ll see "DEALER 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. You remain signed in until you click "sign out". Therefore, anytime you return to edit your listings, just click "My Items".

HOW DO I UPLOAD MY ITEMS?

When you are on your dashboard, you will see a green button titled “Add Item”. Clicking this button will take you to a page to add your items. 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 using the “drag and drop” method. Do not be concerned about their order when you first load them.

HOW DO I UPLOAD IMAGES?

You will upload images directly from your computer. Be sure they are JPG or PNG 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. If you use a tablet without a mouse you will need to research how to do that with your device. NOTE: It is important to preview each item to be sure the photos are oriented properly. If a photo shows sideways try reducing the size of the photo and uploading it again. That usually corrects the orientation. Photos may be portrait or landscape. If a photo does not upload check the file name of the photo. Remove any special characters from the name such as #,’”]) etc.

HOW DO I KNOW HOW THE ITEMS WILL LOOK IN MY BOOTH?

Click the preview link to see how any individual listing will appear. You will not be able to preview the entire booth. 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.

MAKE USE OF THE COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS

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 will appear on every page within your booth.

WILL I BE ABLE TO ACCESS MY LISTINGS AFTER THE FAIR CLOSES?

No, once the fair closes, you will not be able to access your listings. Be sure to make a copy of the listings if you think you may need the information again.

WHAT DETERMINES THE ORDER OF THE BOOTHS IN THE FAIR?

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.

DO YOU HANDLE THE MONEY FOR THE SALE AND CAN I REPLACE AN ITEM ONCE IT SELLS?

No and no. You deal directly with the purchaser. They get in contact you by phone or email. You may not replace an item once it sells. Once the fair begins, a switch will appear on your “dashboard” to click when an item sells or if you choose to hold an item for a buyer, you may indicate that the item is on reserve to indicate that within your booth.

BOOTH PRICING:

Booth pricing is based on the number of items you post. The following is for a normal fair. The Quickie 12-hour fair pricing is below.

The minimum rental is $75 and the maximum is $225 per fair.

It is suggested that when a fair goes live, generally at noon (EST) the first Tuesday of the month, you should make yourself available to answer questions from interested parties by email or phone. Interested parties will be able to get in touch with you via email or phone to ask questions or to finalize a sale (if you supplied your cellphone, you may receive a text as well. If you do not want a text or calls on your cell phone, do not supply your cell number). If you are only available at a certain time, add that to your profile under “hours of operation” or as a special note.

For the Quickie 12 hour fairs, the rental is a flat $135 for up to 9 items.

HOW DO I REQUEST A SPACE AFTER FOR THE NEXT FAIR?

There is an updated list of upcoming fairs on our website www.bookandpaperfairs.com

If you have registered on the platform (that must happen first) and have been approved as an exhibitor, go to the website https://getmansvirtual.com and look for the dealer sign-in link at the bottom and enter your email address plus password you used when you registered. If you have been approved you should see a button "Request Space in the Next Fair". Click that button. You should hear from us whether we will have a space for you and, if so, you will receive instructions of when the upload begins. If a fair is underway you will have to wait until 48 hours after a fair is over to request space for the next fair. If you have any questions, send an email to [email protected]

©Getman’s Virtual Fairs 2020

Revised November 25, 2020

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