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.
World publishing today watches more events fall to the advance of COVID-19 in England, the United Arab Emirates, and more.
Organizers of many events are struggling with cancellations, postponements, and exhibitor and attendee losses, as the COVID-19 outbreak widens.
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.
The APA’s audiobook conference drew big crowds on BookExpo’s opening day, with other compelling discussions on storytelling, rights, and translation drawing modest audiences.
As the Independent Publishers Group announces three new Spanish-language contracts, New York City’s BookCon opens ticket sales for June 1 and 2.
Evaluating the ‘reimagined’ BookExpo 2018, the IBPA board–for 34 years a BookExpo exhibitor–votes to forgo a cooperative booth in 2019, as in 2018: ‘There is little reason for a publisher not part of the traditional eco-system to exhibit on the trade show floor.’
Preliminary numbers released by organizers of this year’s BookExpo and BookCon show a ‘reimagined’ focus on booksellers that may actually have drawn fewer booksellers and retailers than last year.