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Book FestivalsBEA may be the largest book fair in the US, but there are hundreds, if not thousands, of fairs, festivals, and conferences for book publishers to attend, exhibit, and participate in across the country throughout 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                            

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American Library Association Annual Conference Jun 25-30, 2015
Association of American University Presses Annual Meeting Jun 16-18, 2016
Association of  Writers and Writing Programs Conference and Bookfair Mar 30-Apr 2, 2016
Comic Con International: San Diego July 9-12, 2015
Content in Context Conference Jun 6-8, 2016
Digital Book World Conference & Expo March 7-9, 2016
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association PubU Oct 19-20, 2015
IBPA Publishing University Apr 8-9, 2016
New York Comic Con Oct 8-11, 2015
PubWest Conference Feb 4-6, 2016

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

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Brooklyn Book Festival Sept 20, 2015
Decatur Book Festival Sept 4-6, 2015
LA Times Festival of Books Apr 9-10, 2016
Louisiana Book Festival Oct 31, 2015
Miami Book Fair International Nov 15-22, 2015
National Book Festival – Library of Congress Sept 5, 2015
Printers Row Lit Fest TBA
Texas Book Festival Oct 17-18, 2015
Tucson Festival of Books Mar 12-13, 2016
Wisconsin Book Festival Oct 22-25, 2015