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    What is the Combined Book Exhibit?

    The Combined Book Exhibit is one of the most widely recognized and highly respected names in the publishing community. For over 80 years, CBE has been showcasing published works at national and international book shows and expos, becoming a dependable resource for the publishers and authors it serves, and the librarians and educators who depend on it. We display books on behalf of publishers & authors, giving them a way to participate in these events without having to attend it themselves. We are also offering social media services, autographing and book trailers, helping authors and publishers spread the word about their projects even farther.

    How does it work?

    Displaying with us is simple! To register for one of our shows you simply follow the instructions on our registration page, you choose the show(s) you’d like to participate in and fill out your information. Once that is completed you will send us your book(s) and we take care of the rest! Each book in our display is numbered and has a corresponding listing in our catalog. Any attendees interested in ordering your books or contacting you will do so via the information you provide for the catalog during the registration process. There are ways to help supplement your display as well as individual services like book trailers and social media which you can find out more about here. If you need help with our registration click here.

    What type of titles does the Combined Book Exhibit display?

    Combined Book Exhibit displays books, ebooks and book trailers of almost every subject, genre, or classification.

    Do you work with individual authors?

    Yes! CBE will display books from large, small, or independent publishers as well as self-published authors.

    I need help with registration.

    Click here for help with the registration process.

    How are the exhibits organized?

    Most domestic exhibits are arranged according to the Bisac System of Classification. Exhibits and catalogues at bookseller and international venues are arranged alphabetically, first by publisher then by title.

    An attendee sees my title at one of your displays and is interested. How can they contact me?

    Combined Book Exhibit creates an Exhibit Catalogue for each show it attends. Each catalogue includes a Publisher Directory that lists the ordering and contact information of every publisher on display. CBE also has a comprehensive database on its website with publisher contact information for each book it handles for an entire year.

    Why wouldn’t I just cut out the middleman and be an exhibitor at these shows myself?

    When you allow The Combined Book Exhibit to display your book, you get the help of over 80 years of experience and reputation bringing attention to your books. CBE also handles the cost of freight, labor, travel and show expenses, making what could be a several thousand dollar venture for you (per show!), into a single manageable fee. Exhibit halls are also arranged based on seniority and CBE is always in a prime location whereas booths for independent publishers and authors usually receive considerably less traffic.

    I read you have a Membership Program. How much does it cost and why should I subscribe?

    The annual membership fee is $150 for the calendar year. This makes you a member for the entire year and makes you eligible for our discounted member rates. See our rates here.

    I only have one title. How much would it cost me to display with the Combined Book Exhibit®?

    You can check the title price at 2016 Show Rates.

    I publish a lot of titles? What other options do you have?

    You can contact a CBE staff member at [email protected] for more information.

    What other services does the Combined Book Exhibit® offer?

    We are currently offering autographing, social media services and book trailers aside from our book display services. Aside from displaying your work at shows, which includes inclusion in the show catalogue, your title and company information will also be included on the CBE online database for a full year. This site is fully searchable by title, author, subject, and publisher and is utilized, free of charge, by librarians and educational professionals.

    You may also reserve a full-page ad in one of the COMBINED BOOK EXHIBIT’S catalogues for only $150. Full Page Ad should be emailed to [email protected] in a PDF file.

    What shows will you be attending this year?

    Click here to see our full schedule

    How do I sign up?

    On the Registration page of the CBE website, you can register online.

    I still have some more questions.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us at 914-739-7500 or email:

    Claribel Ortega, Marketing Coordinator & Social Media Manager [email protected]

    Chris Malinowski, Exhibits Manager [email protected]

    Matt Lehman Digital & Social Media Specialist [email protected]

    Jon Malinowski, President [email protected]