7 event ideas for Book and Copyright Day

7 event ideas for Book and Copyright Day

On April 23, Book and Copy­right Day is cel­e­brat­ed, and many events and activ­i­ties relat­ed to lit­er­a­ture are organ­ised. Whether they are small or large events, it is nec­es­sary to organ­ise them care­ful­ly, plan them, and have the required tools.

In this arti­cle, dis­cov­er ideas for events you can organ­ise to cel­e­brate Book and Copy­right Day and help­ful tips to make them suc­cess­ful.


    1. Organise a book fair

    Book fairs with stands or stalls from var­i­ous pub­lish­ers, book­stores, organ­i­sa­tions, etc., usu­al­ly last about a week, not only on April 23.

    Like any oth­er trade show, organ­is­ing this event is more cum­ber­some than the oth­ers that we will present here. In par­tic­u­lar, you will have to man­age the autho­ri­sa­tions for the exhi­bi­tion instal­la­tion, the stand providers, the activ­i­ties pro­gram with­in the exhi­bi­tion, and a well-thought com­mu­ni­ca­tion plan! You have two main types of cus­tomers: exhibitors and vis­i­tors, and you will need to estab­lish a com­pre­hen­sive com­mu­ni­ca­tion plan for each of them.

    Vis­i­tor access is gen­er­al­ly free at these events. Still, you will need to man­age exhibitor requests for par­tic­i­pa­tion, pay­ment for stands, and their loca­tion (which may depend on the price paid). With a reg­is­tra­tion man­age­ment plat­form, you can also sell exhi­bi­tion spaces, even off-plan.

    2. Organise a book signing

    Book sign­ings are one of the high­lights of Book and Copy­right Day. It’s a great time for writ­ers and read­ers to meet out­side the book pages.

    Plan book sign­ings by adapt­ing the for­mat to the even­t’s objec­tives: is it a way to present the book and sell more copies? Is it sim­ply an act of loy­al­ty and a meet­ing with read­ers who are already big fans?

    If you are wait­ing for many peo­ple and want to avoid long queues and read­er frus­tra­tion, you can use an online reg­is­tra­tion solu­tion!
    To lim­it the wait and man­age the flow of atten­dance, you can cre­ate ses­sions with lim­it­ed quo­tas (for exam­ple, 15 peo­ple per half hour, by cre­at­ing slots for reg­is­tra­tion).

    In addi­tion to the con­ve­nience and peace of mind that this brings every­one, reg­is­ter­ing atten­dees allows you to col­lect their con­tact infor­ma­tion so that you can, for exam­ple, inform them of the pub­li­ca­tion of a new book by the same author or rec­om­mend oth­er books of the same genre.

    3. Organise a storytelling event

    To intro­duce chil­dren to lit­er­a­ture, using a sto­ry­teller is a good idea.

    Look for an appro­pri­ate space where the per­son telling the sto­ries can be near­by, to cap­ture chil­dren’s atten­tion bet­ter. Using pup­pets or oth­er visu­al ele­ments is not essen­tial because the activ­i­ty aims to stim­u­late chil­dren’s imag­i­na­tion. On the oth­er hand, it is inter­est­ing that chil­dren par­tic­i­pate active­ly in the activ­i­ty by repeat­ing sen­tences, answer­ing ques­tions, or singing songs.

    Pro­mote your event in libraries, book­stores, or chil­dren’s stores to ensure its suc­cess.

    From a man­age­ment per­spec­tive, whether you’re organ­is­ing a free or paid sto­ry­telling event, pre-reg­is­tra­tion will help you organ­ise and adapt the space in advance. Even if you indi­cate an age range in your com­mu­ni­ca­tions, you can ask for the age of the chil­dren on a reg­is­tra­tion form to find out if most of them are in the upper or low­er age group and adapt the activ­i­ty accord­ing­ly.

    4. Organise workshops for children

    In addi­tion to sto­ry­telling, you can organ­ise oth­er types of work­shops for chil­dren on the theme of books. They can be very var­ied and range from read­ing-aloud work­shops or even act­ing to crafts activ­i­ties relat­ed to books, such as mak­ing book­marks.

    5. Organise a solidarity event

    Book and Copy­right Day is a sig­nif­i­cant oppor­tu­ni­ty to defend uni­ver­sal access to cul­ture.

    Any event pro­mot­ing read­ing already goes in this direc­tion, but you can also organ­ise a sol­i­dar­i­ty event to raise funds for a cause relat­ed to cul­ture, edu­ca­tion, books…

    If you are already organ­is­ing anoth­er event, you can also add a sol­i­dar­i­ty dimen­sion and use the reach of your event to sup­port a cause by rais­ing funds for it.

    6. Organise a book club

    Why not make Book and Copy­right Day the first day of a book club? You can organ­ise a one-day book club or a book club reg­u­lar­ly, for exam­ple, month­ly, start­ing this day.

    Choose a book (or books) to read. You can col­lab­o­rate with a pub­lish­ing house, authors… to get books for par­tic­i­pants at spe­cial prices. It is good to enrich your book club with an expert in lit­er­a­ture or a par­tic­u­lar sub­ject cov­ered in the book to guide the ses­sions.

    Man­age book club reg­is­tra­tions using an online plat­form. In the reg­is­tra­tion form, you can include, as an option­al prod­uct, the pur­chase of the book. This will allow you to organ­ise nec­es­sary orders and man­age online pay­ments at the same time.

    7. Organise a writing workshop

    What bet­ter day for a book lover than 23 April to start writ­ing? You don’t have to want to become a writer to enjoy a cre­ative writ­ing work­shop. With a good teacher who presents ref­er­ence books, explains tech­niques, and offers inter­est­ing exer­cis­es, it will be an enrich­ing expe­ri­ence for all par­tic­i­pants.

    You can organ­ise a few hours-long work­shop or a course over sev­er­al ses­sions, start­ing on Book and Copy­right Day. To pre­pare the mate­ri­als, adjust the class dynam­ics, and man­age the pay­ment for the work­shop, it will be help­ful to have an online plat­form to man­age pay­ments and col­lect par­tic­i­pant data.

    Cre­ate a reg­is­tra­tion form in which you ask for the course’s lev­el, objec­tives and expec­ta­tions, and pre­ferred authors or gen­res… Think care­ful­ly about what data will be help­ful to you! There is no point in cre­at­ing a very long form if the infor­ma­tion request­ed is unim­por­tant or you do not intend to use it.

    Weezevent helps you organ­ise your Book Day activ­i­ties by offer­ing sim­ple and effec­tive solu­tions for online tick­et sales and reg­is­tra­tion, access con­trol and com­mu­ni­ca­tion with your audi­ence through email­ing and cus­tomer rela­tion­ship man­age­ment tools.

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