I love “The Combined Book Exhibit” at PaLA conference! I have grown to count on it to learn about books by new authors and those that don’t show up in the review publications with starred status. On a limited budget, it really helps to see the real thing, close up and personal! I usually spend an couple hours browsing the exhibit for items of interest to the communities I serve. It is always worth my time, because I discover such treasures!
Combined Book Exhibit has consistently provided the best exposure for our books at trade shows.
If we can’t attend a particular conference (or even if we can!) our books are well-represented by CBE.
Their exhibits are always impressive and attractive and their booth staff is knowledgeable, engaging and attentive to attendees.
We have been exhibiting through CBE for years because of their trusted reputation and the integrity of their work. In a nutshell: they care about customer satisfaction: the publishers, the authors and the librarians.
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
Nothing can replace the experience of holding a book in your hand and looking through it at your own pace. It’s why we exhibit at conferences! When we can’t be at a conference in our own booth, Combined Book Exhibit allows us to display our books and get them into the hands of the teachers and librarians who make the purchasing decisions. They’re pros, and a pleasure to work with.