We couldn’t put RAGT on without the generosity of our amazing sponsors — and there are so many ways to be a sponsor! Opportunities include:
- Sponsoring a boardroom, where you can create your own breakout schedule that compliments, but does not conflict with, the main activities (meals, booksignings, etc…) of the event.
- Sponsor a Meal/Party! Authors or publishers sponsoring a party or meal will get additional promotion on the RAGT website, the RAGT Facebook page, at the event – as well as the gratitude of all attendees.
- Sponsorship does not need to be huge! Other sponsorship ideas include: BN gift cards, cash sponsorship, etc…
We are always accepting sponsorship proposals for parties, and for some meals. If it happens that we are full up for the current event (i.e., there are only so many meals to account for!), we’d still be happy to note that you are interested in case changes occur. Plus there are often other, comparable ways to sponsor that Lori can suggest to you!
Have an idea for a sponsorship? Send it in!
Individual Sponsors and Contributors
Discretionary Cash Sponsors:
Sponsors of Specific Items:
- Author lanyards – Skye Jordan
- Event T-Shirts – Constance Phillips
- First-time Welcome Bags – Wendi Zwaduk, Jocie McKade & Cheryl Dragon
- Goodybags – Monette Michaels & Paige Tyler
- Programs – Paige Tyler, Monette Michaels, Rachel Rivers & Maddy Barone
- Badges – D. Renee Bagby
- Graphic Design – Robin Ludwig Design Inc.
- Barnes & Noble Gift Cards –
Sharon Hamilton, Becca Jameson, Barbara Devilin & Amy Jarecki
- Autograph Booklets – Lora Leigh
PLEASE NOTE: All authors & publishers are free to donate books and promo to go in the goody bags, and/or raffle prizes to be included in our amazing raffles. Goody bag items and raffle baskets are not considered sponsored items.
Each Boardroom will have its own hour-by-hour schedule for the whole event. Below each Boardroom, see links for individual schedules.
Detailed Boardroom schedules will also be available at the event itself.
For 2018, we’re trying something new and different – activities in three Thursday boardrooms! Many of you are already at the hotel, awaiting our regularly scheduled activities, but until announcements are made in the ballroom on Thursday at 6:00pm, drop into one of the listed rooms to visit with authors, grab some swag, join a bookclub, take photos, meet up with other attendees – and just have fun with a fast and loose schedule that depends on YOU and what you want.
Friday & Saturday
- GLENDALE (Author Boardroom):Reader Appreciation Room!
Join Jayne Rylon, Catherine Beaumont & Amy J. Hawthorn
Come relax and hang out in a room designed with our fans in mind. We’d love to get to know you better. Pull up a seat to chat, bling your badge, play a game, color a book cover or spin the prize wheel. Our books, reading-themed T-shirts, and jewelry will also be on sale all weekend. Feel free to shop and get your books autographed without waiting in line at the signings!
- LIBERTY (Publisher Boardroom): Entangled Summer Carnival!
Here at Entangled we believe everyone should have a bit of fun with their romance. Come join the carnival fun with Pintip Dunn, Stefanie London, Cindi Madsen, Heather McCollum, Tee O’Fallon, who will be in the Entangled Boardroom during all of RAGT for Hunky Bingo, games, crafts, and oh so much more! Step right up, and walk away a winner! Also, join staff, Katie Clapsadl and Editorial Director, Tera Cuskaden, for a good time, including pitches with Tera! .
- SHARONVILLE – 122 (Author Boardroom): Romancelandia!
Let the shenanigans begin! Join contemporary and romantic suspense authors Avery Flynn, Teri Stanley, Regina Kyle and Kimberly Kincaid for fun and games like Dirty Doodles (our slightly off-color version of Pictionary), Book Cover Bingo, Mad for Love (Mad Libs using scenes from our books), and last year’s popular Acting Out, where YOU get to be the hero or heroine in a romance novel. Plus Q&A with the authors and prizes. Leave your inhibitions at the door and come prepared to laugh!
Sharonville Schedule →
- SPRINGDALE – 123 (Author Boardroom):
Scarsdale Publishing—where imagination has no limits!
Join us for lots of fun, laughter and prizes. Get to know Scarsdale Publishing authors Tarah Scott, Summer Hanford, Erin Rye and Alexandrea Lane. Learn about their novels, along with many other exciting Scarsdale books. Also, join Scarsdale editors for pitches!
- HAMILTON – 124 (Author Boardroom): The Danger Zone –Where More than Hearts are at Risk!
Oh, no! Dr. Kyle Cleaver, the Army veteran and our town veterinarian, is…dead.
Join Romantic Suspense Authors KaLyn Cooper, Monette Michaels, Rachel Rivers & Mary Ann Jordan — who will often assume the characters in a murder mystery—for a weekend of suspense and surprises. Learn how to: plot a murder, cuff a suspect (yes, real handcuffs will be involved as will a real cop), cover up the mystery (aka BINGO), build a suspect board, “craft” your suspect list, and much more fun.
Clues and Prizes will be given out during each session.
- FAIRFIELD – 125 (Author Boardroom): Keeper Book Author Boardroom!
We’re baaaack! Come on a wild and crazy ride with the Keeper Book Authors. This year we return with our famous interactive events that will have you rolling on the floor laughing or running out the door screaming. And who knows maybe there will be more fur flying! Join NYT bestselling author Dianna Love, along with USAT bestsellers, Jodi Vaughn, Eric Asher and Hildie McQueen for what we like to refer to as a true literary experience (snicker)
You and some friends want to sponsor together? Great! Four authors max for group sponsorship of boardrooms. Thanks.
Meal & Party Sponsors
Thursday Evening Party
Sponsored by Julie Moffett, Avery Flynn, Victoria Vane & Laura Kaye
Birthday Suit Party
Dress for the year of your birthday! No, don’t come naked — dress in the year of your birthday! We will have a Decade Dance Off, fun prizes and music from across the decades.
Sponsored by Tawdra Kandle, Violet Howe, Sloane Savage & Alexis Anne
Alice In Wonderland
We’re All Mad Here…
Jump down the rabbit hole with us and start your day off right, or left, or upside down with a continental breakfast of assorted juices, coffee, tea, donuts, bagels, cream cheese, whole fruit + bacon and eggs! We won’t make you name your six impossible things before eating, but we are giving away free e-books in four different genres, as well as a raffle basket or two. Don’t miss out!
Sponsored by Morgan Malone, Gracie Guy, Melanie Jayne & Judy Kentrus
If you like a little spice in your romance – and your food – join the “Seasoned Romance” authors for a tasty Taco Bar lunch featuring assorted toppings for chicken or beef tacos, fresh salsa, guacamole & chips, Spanish rice, refried beans, iced tea or coffee.
Sponsored by Karen Rose
Murder She Ate
We won’t keep you in suspense – our talented host is offering a dinner of BBQ Chicken & Ribs, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Corn Bread, Salad, Assorted Cakes & Pies, Iced Tea & Coffee – plus TV/Movie/Book detective theme game with prizes!
Sponsored by Lora Leigh & Gennita Low
Dive Into Summer with
Lora & Gennita
Lora & Gennita
Join Lora Leigh and Gennita Low for some steamy summer fun with snacks, a cash bar, and dancing with the DJ. Wear your favorite summer outfit – and don’t forget your hat and shades for a fun contest to see who wears the best!
Sponsored by Lexi Post, Donna Michaels, Tiffani Lynn & Victoria Vane
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Get your day off to a sparkling start with a continental breakfast of assorted juices, coffee, tea, donuts, bagels, cream cheese, whole fruit + bacon and eggs. And to really make it shine, one lucky attendee will win a piece of Tiffany jewelry. (Must be present to win).
Sponsored by Tina DeSalvo, Ella Quinn & Kathy Lyons
We Love Them All
From titled guys in tight pants to wild men with good hands, we love them all. Be they gentlemen, shifters, or the boy next door, we want them all! Join us as we celebrate romance in all its variety with a deli lunch full of choices: Sliced ham, roast beef, turkey, Swiss & American cheeses, specialty breads, soup du jour, potato or pasta salad, seasonal greens with assorted dressings, kettle chips, relish tray, cookies galore, coffee, iced tea – plus lots of fun and great prizes!
Compliments of the The Marriott
Our amazing hotel is sponsoring a pizza party with a variety of pizzas, veggies and dip, chips and colas. Casual, comfortable and tasty!
Saturday Evening Party
Sponsored by Jenn Stark, Elizabeth Bemis & Jessica Lemmon
Pajama Party Bingo
Back by popular demand–and now with the added appeal of Bingo in your PJs!! Get ready to win big, have fun, and shout at the top of your lungs at the 3nd Annual Booklovers’ Bingo Bash! Players wearing PJs (Family Friendly Only!) are welcome with special prizes awarded, along with giveaways and prizes for Bingo winners!
As an added bonus for high-level sponsorship, Lori will request a square promo image from you so we can show you off around this site.
Here’s how it works:
Around this site are small sections like the two examples directly below. Each section features four 144x144px images. Go ahead and refresh the page. Notice how the Sponsor Squares changed around, and how each set is different? That’s because the ad sections are randomly pulling four images from a pool of Sponsor Squares. When there aren’t many in the pool, the impressions will be more frequent. When there are more in the pool, the impressions will be fewer.
Things to note:
Since this is not run through an ad server, we can’t provide stats on how many impressions and click-thrus achieved — it’s not that we won’t do it, it’s that we can’t. We will not have that data to provide.
SPONSOR SQUARE ART SUBMISSION:
Lori will prompt you for your art, and send you the link to this section on the site. Reply to that email with your Sponsor Square attached, after you have made sure that your art complies with the two guidelines below:
1) The image is created in RGB, and is no smaller than 300px square. This will ensure that the ad looks nice on retina screens.
2) The file name is something that will be logical to us. If you save the file as “RAGT-ad.jpg” please think for a moment how confusing that will be for us if even two people to that. We suggest putting the name that is associated with the ad into the file name. So if your ad is for Jane Author, your file name could be something like janeauthor-ragt-ad.jpg, or even just jane-author.jpg. Thanks. Failure to do this will significantly delay getting your ad into the pool of ads displaying.
When you in your Sponsor Square, make sure to include the URL you’d like that image to link to. Please don’t assume we know you want to link to your home page.