United States Guest of Honor American Literature Pavilion Thessaloniki, Greece

Who We Are

Serving Authors, Publishers, Agents, Librarians and Educators Since 1933.

What is CBE?

We are a marketing service providing the physical display of books for authors and publishers at major book fairs around the world without the authors or publishers attending personally. Our trained staff attends all book fairs and has an average of 25 years of publishing experience each among them. Meet our staff here.

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How Does CBE Help?

Exposure and discover-ability is key to marketing your book. CBE provides the service to put your book “front and center”, to hundreds of thousands of book buyers at the book fairs it attends. We also provide important information on how these book buyers can purchase books through major retail outlets such as Amazon and Barners & Noble, as well as large distributors that provide important services and sales channels to librarians and schools in the US and around the world.

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USPs (Unique Selling Points)
  • CBE provides an affordable way to give your book valuable exposure and discover-ability without having to attend these shows personally and pay thousands of dollars to purchase a booth, re-service hotel rooms, shipping charges, etc.

  • Our print and online searchable catalogs are available on our website after the show has ended, continuing your book promotion for at least two years after the show has ended.

Book Display Services We Offer

Providing Book, Ebook, and Audiobook Displays at Major Book Fairs Around the World to Hundreds of Thousands of Book Buyers.

Print Book Display

Showcasing the physical paperback or hardcover book at shows you select to participate in. Your Print Book Display will include a listing in CBE’s exhibit catalog with a book description that is given away free of charge at the show. It also includes the same description in our online searchable catalog which remains live on our website for a period of two years. A full list of shows can be found here.

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Ebook Display

Showcasing your Ebook on large monitors at the show with a sampling of pages available for reading. CBE will also print the cover of your book and mount it on a hard backing and show it alongside the printed books on display. On the cover will be a flag that says “See Ebook Display”. Your EBook Display will include a listing in CBE’s exhibit catalog with book description in our print catalog given away free of charge at the show. It also includes the same listing on a specially created page just for ebooks which remains live on our website for a period of two years. A full list of shows can be found here.

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Audio Display

Showcasing your Audiobook on large monitors at the show with a short sampling of the actual audio recording. CBE will also print the cover of your audiobook and mount it on a hard backing and show it alongside the printed books on display. On the cover will be a flag that says “See Audiobook Display”. Your display will include a listing in CBE’s exhibit catalog with a description in our print catalog given away free of charge at the show. It also includes the same listing on a specially created page just for Audiobooks which remains live on our website for a period of two years. A full list of shows can be found here.

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Print/Ebook/Audio Displays

Choose any combination of displays for additional exposure and save hundreds of dollars if chosen each service separately.

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New Title Showcase

New Title Showcases are official exhibits of the fair. These include the Bologna Book Fair and the London Book Fair. These shows are promoted heavily by the shows and are given prime exhibit space for maximum exposure. A full list of shows can be found here.

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Advertising in CBE’s Exhibit Catalogs

Full page ads are available for all shows and gives you additional exposure and discoverability. Ads can be reserved during the Print, Ebook or Audiobook registration process. It is up to the author to supply the 8 ½” x 11” ad to CBE in pdf format. Some publishers will produce the ad for the author. It is suggested that you check with your publisher prior to registering for the ad. Free ads can be obtained by selecting two or more shows. You will be prompted to choose the show you would like the ad to appear in during the registration process.

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Over 10 million People Attend These Shows Every Year

Publishers, Authors, Agents, Distributors, Librarians, Educators and the Public

Global Book Fairs Map

Why Attend Book Shows?

Avoid Marketing Scams

Avoid Marketing Scams

See a list of companies we have identified as scams along with their usual “come-on” tactics. If you have been recently scammed and do not see the company on our list, please let us know.

Partners & Resources

Combined Book Exhibit approved and recommended companies.

Book Fair Buddy

Book Fair Buddy

Book Fair Buddy provides an easy way to keep track of titles you find at any book fair, con, bookstore or library worldwide. Once saved, Click through to buy from a variety of retailers including Amazon, Barnes and Noble and more. Book Fair Buddy can be used anywhere; at book fairs, cons, bookstores and libraries.

Features That You’ll Love!

  • Make your own to-be-read lists for all your favorite titles. The choice is yours!

  • Scan the books barcode or Combined Book Exhibit QR Code to get more details about the book and save it to your personal bookshelf.