From Sunday, Dec. 13, through Tuesday, Dec. 15, Maine Authors Publishing will be hosting a Virtual Holiday Book Fair, with a percentage of the proceeds being donated to support the Maine Humanities Council’s Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book.

“We are excited to host this fair in support of our authors and Maine Humanities Council,” said Jane Karker, president of Maine Authors Publishing. “It makes shopping a little easier this holiday season while also promoting some of the great literary talent that Maine has to offer.”

During the holiday fair, all orders placed through Maine Authors Publishing’s website will include free gift wrapping and the opportunity to win a holiday prize package. The 10th and 25th orders each day will receive a holiday gift package that includes a $25 gift certificate to one of the following bookstores: Print: A Bookstore, The Tribune, Sherman’s Books & Stationery, Gulf of Maine Books, Mockingbird Books, and Bridgton Books.

A different genre will be highlighted each day and will include a video introduction from one of the Maine Authors Publishing authors. The fair will debut on Sunday featuring fiction, Monday will feature nonfiction, and the fair will close out on Tuesday with children’s books, middle grade, and young adult.

Maine Authors Publishing has been bringing local stores, readers, and writers together since 2009. As a cooperative-style publisher, their goal is to support local, independent authors throughout the publishing process with affordable services such as editing, design, printing, a trade catalog, distribution, and marketing assistance. Only a percentage of books are accepted under the Maine Authors Publishing imprint after they have been vetted for writing and design quality.

The Maine Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit organization, uses the humanities—literature, history, philosophy, and culture—as a tool for positive change in Maine communities. The programs and grants encourage critical thinking and conversations across social, economic, and cultural boundaries. The Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book is a state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and programming arm of the Maine Humanities Council. For more information, visit MaineHumanities.org.

The Virtual Holiday Book Fair will go live on Sunday, Dec. 13, and end at midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 15. To participate, visit MaineAuthorsPublishing.com/holidayfair to view the interactive trade catalog and to order books.