Book Fairs 2014

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Location: Barcelona
Deadline: Sep 10, 2014

Over 12,000 industry professionals from Spain and Latin America will attend the 2014 Edition of Liber. Publishers, Agents, Distributors, Booksellers, librarians, educators and other industry professionals will attend in Barcelona.  The Combined Book Exhibit will list your title and contact information in both a print and online catalog.  The online catalog will be live for one year after the event giving your titles added exposure.  Inquiries will be taken on site and passed on to you after the fair. Read More

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Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Deadline: Sep 12, 2014

Perhaps no venue on Earth reaches the depth and breadth of the publishing industry the way the Frankfurt Book Fair does.  It might be because of the near 300 thousand in attendance, the eight full halls of exhibits covering 100 different countries, or maybe it's just the reputation Frankfurt has as the industry's 100% absolute must-participate event for over 60 years.  One thing is certain however, and that's that regardless of the cause, there's no question that the Frankfurt Book Fair is the most important event on the publishing industry's calendar each year.  Reach publishers, agents, distributors, printers, booksellers, librarians, book buyers, authors, journalists, rights... Read More

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Location: Lancaster, PA
Deadline: Sep 12, 2014

The Pennsylvania Library Association is one that consistently throws great conferences regardless of the location.  PALA sees an average of 1 thousand in attendance, who represent near 2 thousand members are so dedicated to their craft, which includes staffing over 50 library branches in Philadelphia alone.  Pennsylvania is a large state with a population of over 12 million covering a lot of ground, and offering a lot of opportunity. Lancaster’s central location always brings extra attendance from Pennsylvania’s large cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, positioning the 2014 book fair favorably. Read More

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Location: Springfield, IL
Deadline: Sep 26, 2014

The state of Illinois receives loads of fanfare from the library community, no doubt in part because the American Library Association's main offices are in nearby Chicago.  And with such an important part of the national library world located right in their backyard, the Illinois Library Association has good company when advocating for the staff and members of the 3,802 libraries in the state.  With over 3,700 members in the association, they stand as the third largest state library association in the entire US, making it a great opportunity for marketing your titles to a serious and seriously large audience.   Read More

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Location: Boxborough, MA
Deadline: Oct 03, 2014

With six states being encompassed by New England, the New England Library Association has a lot of ground to cover.  As with events in any region, sometimes it’s best to be centrally located in order to get attendance from everywhere, but it’s also always best not to ignore anyone.  Massachusetts is the state that always garners the most attendance, so the 2014 show should see a spike in the number of people on the show floor. Nonetheless, NELA always presents a great and varied opportunity for publishers and self published authors. Read More

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Location: Oakland, CA
Deadline: Oct 06, 2014

Between Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and all of their surrounding areas, California has many library systems on which to focus, and Combined Book Exhibit is happy to support CALA by bringing some of the best books from independent and large publishers—and providing these publishers and authors a way of getting their books to the CALA audience.  Budgetary concerns always seem drive interest in seeing books before buying, which is exactly the experience that Combined Book Exhibit provides—and is unfortunately a truism in California where the state budget is of constant concern. Read More

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Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Deadline: Oct 17, 2014

There are almost 800 individual library branches in New York State, which is one of the most populous states in the union, so New York State is obviously ambitious in regards to libraries and the library community.  .  Each conference sees conversation and research inside the exhibit hall for how to best allocated the (reported) near $1.9 billion they spend on materials and resources.  While this number is staggering, it has a lot of ground to cover, and a lot of the decisions on how it's covered are made at the annual trade show.  The return to the shows usual—and most popular—venue in Saratoga Springs... Read More

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Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Deadline: Oct 20, 2014

After a successful debut in 2013, which saw the entirety of the Combined Book Exhibit fill up in record time, Combined Book Exhibit is returning to the Guadalajara International Book Fair even bigger and better in 2014!  GIBF represents the best chance to break into the Latin American Market as over 20 thousand members of the trade descend on the city to find books for nearly 2 thousand publishing houses from 43 countries (nearly 700 thousand attend the fair, including the public).  Attendees to the fair include publishers, agents, distributors, booksellers, librarians and the public, but as a rights fair, the trade visitors focus on... Read More

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Location: Syracuse, NY
Deadline: Oct 27, 2014

The New York State Reading Association serves a large population of educators and reading professionals in one of the most populous states in the union.   New York’s state tests make these state-wide conferences even more popular with attendees—where they can gather together and discuss the necessary approaches to helping their students best prepare for their early reading education tests, straight through the high school regents exams.  The teachers love the Combined Book Exhibit and love being able to see the books from larger presses and smaller presses that would be well suited either for their classroom, their school library or for the own professional enhancement.   Read More

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Location: Chicago, Il
Deadline: Jan 14, 2015

The American Library Association is the largest and most encompassing group representing and lobbying for the national library industry.  ALA Midwinter has 8-12 thousand making up an attendance that includes library staff of all levels from across the country and the spectrum of librarians (public, private, school, research, etc).  A reported 82% of the attendance of the show play a role in the purchase of books alone!  While almost half of the attendees of ALA Midwinter represent institutions with over $5 million in operating expenses, the opportunity is huge.  With the additional exposure that CBE's seniority granting us a great location, your titles will appear... Read More

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Location: Bologna, Italy
Deadline: Feb 06, 2015

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Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: Feb 25, 2015

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Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Deadline: Mar 06, 2015

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Location: London, UK
Deadline: Mar 16, 2015

The London Book Fair is one of those world events that seems to garner more and more accolades as the years pass—and with that, it also adds more attendees and features.  The 2015 fair added some new features, many of which added traffic throughout the hall.  2015 also saw a move for the New Title Showcase to a busier area, and 2015 will bring even more changes to the popular exhibit, hopefully maxing out the traffic.   The New Title Showcase is most definitely a loved feature for the audience at The London Book Fair—and audience that... Read More

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Location: Austin, TX
Deadline: Mar 16, 2015

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Location: Groton, CT
Deadline: Apr 10, 2015

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Location: Hershey, PA
Deadline: Apr 15, 2015

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Location: Orlando, FL
Deadline: Apr 17, 2015

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Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Apr 27, 2015

The 2015 BookExpo America was raved about, both during and after the fair, for what a positive experience it was for attendees and exhibitors alike.  BEA management allowed an increase in reader attendance (whereas before it was trade only), pavilions brought extra attention to different areas of the fair, and the New Title Showcase remained a popular destination for exhibitors and attendees alike.  Annually featuring over one thousand titles (both print and ebooks), the BookExpo America New Title Showcase is one of the most popular stops on our show schedule.  With changes coming in 2015 —including a... Read More

Show Date: -
Location: To Be announced
Deadline: May 15, 2015

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Location: Orlando, FL
Deadline: Jun 03, 2015

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Location: San Francisco, CA
Deadline: Jun 05, 2015

 

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Even through Random House, Inc. is very big, the staff of the Library Marketing Department is relatively small -- and our show budget is not unlimited -- so what to do about representation at those important state shows that we can't attend in person??   Combined Book Exhibit to the rescue!   
For over 15 years Random House, Inc. has relied upon CBE to represent us at from 8 - 10 shows per year all around the country.  Their staff is knowledgeable, conscientious, pleasant and they always get their attractive booth up right on time.  No worries with CBE.
And two additional points -- when we do show up unexpectedly at one of these state shows, the CBE booth is a place to hang our hats, host an unexpected author, visit with collection development browsers.
So on behalf of all the Random House, Inc. imprints and our Client Publishers, thanks for a job very well done indeed!
 
Marcia Lane Purcell
Random House, Inc.
Vice President, Director, Library and Academic Marketing
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