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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

 

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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.