The trade magazine ‘Publishers Weekly’ expects to stage a late-May digital edition of a ‘US Book Fair,’ as a replacement to BookExpo.
After the physical events were canceled earlier this year because of the pandemic, BookExpo and its public-facing BookCon are being closed.
The news of Jonathan Karp’s promotion to CEO of Simon & Schuster coincides with the conclusion of BookExpo’s US trade show 2020 digital sessions.
ReedPop’s trade show opens its digital events, which are available free of charge to the public. The weekend will feature a digital edition of BookCon.
The next publishing trade show to go digital is the United States’ BookExpo, with its public-facing BookCon set to have an outing online, too.
Book Expo–and its associated consumer-facing BookCon–had been moved from May to July, but six primary exhibitors had withdrawn.
A day after Penguin Random House announced its withdrawal from the 2020 BookExpo and BookCon, the shows’ organizers have moved the dates from May to July.
Penguin Random House will not participate in BookExpo 2020, and the Fundacion el Libro released news that it would cancel the 20202 Buenos Aires Book Fair.
After the late cancellation of London Book Fair due to the coronavirus, Reed says BookExpo aims for a ‘proactive and transparent’ response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
In a letter, Reed’s BookExpo event director Jennifer Martin announces a shortened trade show for 2020 despite what she says were successful bookseller programs in 2019.