After a successful first year in attendance in 2008, CBE will return to The American International Toy Fair—the largest children’s entertainment trade show in the Western Hemisphere. More than 1,500 manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from 30 countries showcase their children’s entertainment products, which of course include books. The floor of the International Toy Fair has two entire rows set aside for publishing, and this is a great market, especially for children’s and young adult material
The American International Toy Fair is a great opportunity to have your works displayed in a very unique and special market. It is open to trade only, so your titles will be on display for all the right people who represent the $22 billion (and growing) youth entertainment market. And with 20 thousand attendees from almost 20 countries, the show is truly international.
Your titles will be displayed prominently within our exhibit and organized alphabetically by publisher. All books will have a number affixed to the front cover of the book which will correspond to the exhibit catalog we prepare that all lists all titles on display for the show. This enables attendees to quickly review a large number of titles and take away with them a record of what they saw.
Send two display copies for each show entered to:
Combined Book Exhibit
277 White Street
Buchanan, NY 10511
Indicate acronyms of shows on label, or place a copy of your Registration Form in the box.
"As a small publisher I thank my lucky stars for the exhibition service CBE provides. My personal representative keeps tabs on what is needed, and reminding me when I forget and advising me when I am too busy to read their fliers. Most important, my rep at CBE has always been open and honest about which shows will benefit me most. If I could hire a personal staff of book exhibitors to work for Bright Ring, I would hire CBE. My library sales have risen markedly since employing their exhibit service, and I will continue to use them for all my new titles."
MaryAnn F. Kohl, President
Bright Ring Publishing, Inc.