Do you ever have your book exhibited at one of the renowned book fairs, such as the L.A. Times Festival of Books and Frankfurt Book Fair? If not, then you’re missing out on marketing and networking opportunities.
Book fairs are one of the best places to market your books, meet readers, network with fellow authors, publishers, and rights agents, and learn a lot about the book publishing industry. The key to making the most out of participating and exhibiting in book fairs is to choose the right book fair to join. Here are some national and international book events you can have your book exhibited:
The LBF is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across different formats and channels. The New Title Showcase is the official exhibit of the LBF and the best place to introduce new titles to readers.TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
The two-day open-air book festival features a wide range of activities and events, including book reading sessions and panel discussions. Proceeds from donations go to supporting literacy programs in southern Arizona.BOLOGNA CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR
This is the world’s leading professional fair for children’s content. Over 1,400 exhibitors and around 30,000 professionals attend this four-day book event, which is held every spring of the year.L.A. TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, STORIES & IDEAS
This is the largest book festival in the country, drawing in around 150,000 visitors every year. The free two-day public festival hosts a wide range of events, including storytelling sessions, musical performances, and even culinary classes.BOOKEXPO NEW TITLE SHOWCASE
The New Title Showcase is the official exhibit of BookExpo, the largest annual book trade fair in the U.S. Participation in the New Title Showcase is a must for newly self-published authors who want to draw more publicity to their books through autographing sessions.BEIJING INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR
The BIBF is the world’s second-largest book fair, catering to the vast Chinese book market. The book fair has a special focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), academics, and children’s titles in English.FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR
The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the largest book trade fair in the world in terms of both the publishing companies represented and the number of visitors. It is also the largest trading place for rights and licenses.GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR
The Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara (FIL) is the largest book fair in the Americas and the second-largest in the world. The nine-day book offers authors, publishers, and other industry professionals the chance to break into the Latin American market.NEW YORK LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW
The NYLA Annual Conference is the largest state library association conference held on the East Coast. Librarians from all across New York attend the Conference to take part in programs and special events, as well as visit the exhibits.AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The ALA Annual Conference brings together librarians and other professionals from around the world. The Exhibition highlights services, products, technologies, and books that aim to improve library services and support librarians’ career development.ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES CONFERENCE
Once every two years, the ACRL Conference brings together librarians from academic and research libraries. The ACRL Exhibits provides companies with opportunities to showcase products and services that benefit both librarians and their patrons.NATIONAL COUNCIL TEACHERS OF ENGLISHANNUAL CONVENTION
The NCTE Annual Convention is one of the oldest and most respected book events in the U.S. The Convention also features an exhibition of new books and classroom resources for use by educators in the fields of English and language arts.
If you are upbeat about having your book exhibited at any of these book fairs, ReadersMagnet will be more than happy to make the arrangements. Talk to our marketing consultants today. Call 1-800-805-0762 or email at [email protected].