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07.14.16

Fairs, Festivals, and Forums - Selecting Your Next US Book Publishing Event

Ferris WheelSummer brings a lull between the boisterous spring and fall book show seasons and is the perfect time to review your marketing plan for the remainder of the year.

From attending sessions on the latest industry news and trends, to displaying books for the public and resellers to browse, to networking and sharing with those in your publishing segment, there are a variety of events to fit your need.  Below are 10 niche events for publishers, self-publishers, and authors throughout the US.

10 Niche Publishing Events

Show

Show Season

American Library Association Annual Conference

Winter

Association of American University Presses Annual Meeting

Summer

Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference and Bookfair

Spring

Comic Con International: San Diego

Summer

Content in Context Conference

Summer

Digital Book World Conference & Expo

Winter

Evangelical Christian Publishers Association PubU

Fall

IBPA Publishing University

Spring

New York Comic Con

Fall

PubWest Conference

Winter

 

If meeting face to face with readers is part of your marketing plan, then consider exhibiting at or attending a book festival or two.  Book festivals are a great way to connect with readers and sell directly to consumers.  Here are 10 top US book festivals that have you covered from coast to coast.

10 Top US Book Festivals

Show

Show Season

Brooklyn Book Festival

Fall

Decatur Book Festival

Fall

LA Times Festival of Books

Spring

Louisiana Book Festival

Fall

Miami Book Fair International

Fall

National Book Festival – Library of Congress

Fall

Printers Row Lit Fest

Summer

Texas Book Festival

Fall

Tucson Festival of Books

Spring

Wisconsin Book Festival

Fall

 

For an extensive list of book shows and festivals, click here.

View our infographic for 6 Steps to Selecting the Perfect Book Show to Meet Your Goals.


					
				


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