Sponsors

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!


Thanks to these #RAGT19 sponsors:

Individual Sponsors and Contributors

Discretionary Cash Sponsors:
Sponsors of Specific Items:

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.


Boardroom Sponsors

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.

Find out more about RAGT Boardrooms →

Thursday
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.

  • SPRINGDALE (Bookclub Boardroom):
    Sugarbook Club

    Sugarbook Club is a group of hilarious women passionate about the romance novels we all love. We welcome everyone and their opinions as we discuss Slow Ride, the latest novel by our wonderful hostess Lori Foster, which releases March 12, 2019. We’ll have games (hint: get your markers and good luck charms ready, and remember to phrase your answer as a question), prizes, and the all-important discussion. We’ll also choose a second book, so keep an eye out for more details later.

    We have only ONE rule….You must read at least 100 pages of the book to help with the discussion and game participation. If you aren’t able to read, don’t let that discourage you from hanging out with us. You may be inspired to pick up something we recommend – because other books will be discussed – or at least you’ll make a new friend. Smoochies
    Any questions, us.

 

  • GLENDALE (Author Boardroom):
    Come Early, Play Late!
    Kick Off your RAGT FUN with authors Tina DeSalvo, Kathy Lyons and Ella Quinn. Play games, craft bookmarks, tell stories and laugh a lot!! Really…a lot! There will be True Lies…Mad Libbers…Hangmen with a twist…and MORE! Observers and cheerleaders welcome. Prizes, swag and smiles given.

  • MADISON (Author Boardroom):
    Urban Fantasy
    Join Urban Fantasy / Horror author, J.Z. Foster and Dark Fiction author, Justin M. Woodward for talk of monsters and mayhem! J.Z. will host a shooting game to test your inner monster slayer, discuss his experiences abroad and why he enjoys writing about foreign monsters, plus he’ll share what’s in store for the future!

    Come get your book signed and J.Z. might even include a signed zombie potato drawing!

    Prizes, coffee and sweets provided, along with a few quick games and fun photo props!

 

    Friday & Saturday

    • MADISON (Publisher Boardroom):
      Scarsdale Publishing—where imagination has no limits!
      Join us for lots of fun, laughter and prizes. Get to know Scarsdale authors Tarah Scott, Summer Hanford, Kimberly Comeau and Alexandrea Lane. Learn about their novels, along with many other Scarsdale books. Be sure to visit our bookstore. Join Scarsdale editors for pitches!

      Madison Schedule →

    • MONROE (Author Boardroom):
      Reader’s Lounge
      Join Alanea Alder
      A laid back atmosphere for our readers where they can relax. There will be a coffee and tea bar available so that everyone can caffeinate and enjoy the multiple opportunities for shenanigans. Boardroom Schedule will include; Coffee with Alanea , QA panel, Self Publishing workshops, Geek slumber parties and much more. Don’t hesitate to swing by, pull up a chair, pour a cup of coffee and enjoy a quieter get together with your fellow book-a-holics.

      Monroe Schedule→

    • GLENDALE (Author Boardroom):
      T-N-T Exploding Your Reading World
      Join Tonya Kappes and Tina DeSalvo with an EXPLOSION OF FUN!
      Be sure to get a FUN METER pin from your reader bag and find Tonya and Tina for a stash of Tonya & Tina cash that will be used in a fun READER AUCTION!

      Swag Bingo, Mystery Who-dunit and a ton more! You won’t want to miss out on this entire weekend boardroom!

      The hours of the events will be posted on the boardroom door!

      Glendale Schedule→

    • LIBERTY (Author Boardroom):
      Readers Rule!
      Join Jayne Rylon, Amy J. Hawthorn and Darcy Stephens
      Come relax and hang out away from the crowd in our boardroom, where readers rule. 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 and reading-themed T-shirts will also be on sale all weekend. Feel free to shop and get your books autographed without waiting in line at the signings!

      Liberty Schedule→

    • SHARONVILLE (Author Boardroom):
      Welcome to Romancelandia!
      Travel beloved scenic roads and explore new worlds in Romancelandia with contemporary romance authors Regina Kyle, Teri Anne Stanley, Naima Simone and Priscilla Oliveras. We’ll have fun and games with old favorites like Dirty Doodles (our slightly off-color version of Pictionary), Mad for Love (Mad Libs using scenes from our books), and Book Cover Bingo, as well as new adventures playing games like Titillating Taboo (our romance-orientated version of the classic card game). Plus Q&A, lots of prizes, and more laughs then you can shake a paperback at.

      Sharonville Schedule →

    • SPRINGDALE (Author Boardroom):
      Seasoned Romance Authors
      You’re not 25 anymore…maybe your book boyfriend shouldn’t be either!
      If you love Sam Elliott, Dwayne Johnson, Tom Selleck, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner…you know what we mean!
      Join us for some adventures with sexy silver foxes and the mature women who tame them. Morgan Malone, Gracie Guy and Judy Kentrus write sexy contemporary “Seasoned Romance” and are looking forward to sharing their secrets, fantasies, “works-in-progress, games and some good times in the Seasoned Romance Boardroom!

      Springdale Schedule→

    • FAIRFIELD (Author Boardroom):
      The Four Twins
      And once again…we’re baaaack! Come on in, the water’s great! 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 bestselling authors Eric Asher, Jodi Vaughn, Hildie McQueen and Melanie Jayne for what we like to refer to as a true literary experience (snicker).

      Fairfield Schedule→

    You and some friends want to sponsor together? Great! Four authors max for group sponsorship of boardrooms. Thanks.


    Meal & Party Sponsors

    Everyone comes together at the meals and parties. It’s a great sponsorship opportunity and fills up quickly every year!

    Wednesday Party
    Sponsored by Lori Foster

    Early Bird Party!

    A casual mixer for readers and authors to meet. Some authors will have fun activities to do.


    Thursday Evening Party
    Sponsored by Sheila English

    Reimagined!

    Fairy Tales, classic monsters, historical figures – anything can be reimagined into something new, even you! Come to the party in costume mashing up or reimagining a character or theme. Prizes given for most imaginative and craziest costume!


    Friday Breakfast
    Sponsored by PJ Fiala, Donna Marie Rogers, & Stacey Joy Netzel

    BREAKFAST BOOTY BONANZA

    Start your day out right with PJ, Donna, and Stacey! Stop in for breakfast, romance our scavenger hunt, and you could go home with a bonanza of booty! We’ve got swag for everyone and prizes for the lucky.

    MENU:
    Assorted fruit juices, Starbucks coffees & Tazo Teas.
    Sliced fresh seasonal fruit & berries.
    Assorted donuts & bagels with cream cheese.
    Scrambled eggs & maple pepper bacon


    Friday Lunch
    Sponsored by Tonya Kappes, Alyssa Day & Karen Rose

    MYSTERY, MAYHEM, & MAGIC

    Enjoy mystery, mayhem, and magic with Tonya, Karen, and Alyssa at Friday’s lunch! We have a mystery for you to solve right at your table–with clues, swag, and prizes galore!

    MENU:
    Taco Bar: Shredded chicken & ground beef, soft tortillas, with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, sour cream and guacamole, fresh salsa and chips, Spanish rice & refried beans. Assorted Cookies, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Iced Tea


    Friday Dinner
    Sponsored by Christine Feehan

    Alice in Motorcycle Land

    Come to dinner dressed as your favorite Alice In Wonderland character with a Motorcycle Club twist. A Murder Mystery group will use Christine Feehan’s Torpedo Ink characters to set up a murder in this world– that attendees will help solve!
    Note: The dinner rolls right into the party to keep the fun happening!

    MENU:
    Grilled Chicken Breast, Vegetable Lasagna, Roast Redskin Potatoes, Chef Choice of Vegetable, Caesar or Regular Salad, Rolls & Butter, Assorted Pies and Cakes, Coffee, Iced Tea


    Friday Party
    Sponsored by Christine Feehan

    Alice in Motorcycle Land

    Note: The costume party/murder mystery continues from dinner!
    With a nod to Torpedo Ink, Christine Feehan’s bestselling motorcycle club series, she invites her guests to dress up as their favorite Alice In Wonderland character… with a motorcycle club twist!


    Saturday Breakfast
    Sponsored by Jules Bennett

    BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

    Welcome to Breakfast At Tiffany’s! Okay, maybe not quite Tiffany’s, but a girl can dream, right? Join Jules Bennett for a fun, classy breakfast where you could walk away with gorgeous bling and signed books!

    MENU:
    Assorted fruit juices, Starbucks coffees & Tazo Teas.
    Sliced fresh seasonal fruit & berries.
    Assorted donuts & bagels with cream cheese.
    Scrambled eggs & maple pepper bacon


    Saturday Lunch
    Sponsored by Tina DeSalvo, Ella Quinn & Kathy Lyons/Jade Lee

    WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!

    Celebrate Romance and ALL its variety with Tina DeSalvo, Kathy Lyons and Ella Quinn. From titled guys in tight pants to wild men with good hands – We Love Them All. Be they gentlemen, shifters, man next door or a hot cowboy, we’ve got you covered! Join wordsmiths Tina, Kathy and Ella for fun with word-games, door prizes and a delicious deli lunch full of variety.

    MENU:
    Delhi Bar: Soup du Jour, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Fresh Seasonal Greens with Assorted Dressings, Sliced Ham, Roast Beef, Turkey, Swiss & American Cheeses, Selection of Artisan Breads, Kettle Chips, Relish Tray, Assorted Cookies, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Iced Tea


    Saturday Dinner
    Compliments of the The Marriott

    Pizza Party!

    MENU:
    Assorted pizzas, potato chips, pretzels & dips. Vegetable crudites with ranch dip, assorted sodas & water station.


    Saturday Evening Party
    Sponsored by Jenn Stark, Jessica Lemmon & Toni Blake

    4th Annual Booklovers’ Bingo & Pajama Party

    Don’t pack your PJ’s yet! Join us for the 4th Annual Booklovers’ Bingo Bash and get ready to win big, have fun, and shout at the top of your lungs! Players wearing PJs (Family Friendly Only!) are welcome with special prizes awarded, along with giveaways and prizes for Bingo winners. We hope to see you there!


    Sponsor Squares

    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.


    Thanks to these #RAGT19 sponsors:


    Thanks to these #RAGT19 sponsors:

    Things to note:

    CLICK-THRU STATS:

    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.

    THANKS!


    Thanks to these #RAGT19 sponsors:

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