What’s the Best Business Deal You’ve Done at a Book Fair?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

What’s your greatest victory from BookExpo America’s past?

By Edward Nawotka


In today’s feature story, Martin Levin looks back his experiences in attending more than 60 years of book fairs. In the piece he recounts some outrageous exchanges — buying an author a Rolls Royce, for example — as well as several exchanges that led to long-term business deals. Tell us, with BookExpo America starting today in New York, what is the best business deal you’ve done at a book fair — your top victory, so to speak? Feel free to offer anecdotes and advice as well.

Let us know in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.