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.
Newly released details about the 2018 BookCon’s weekend author lineup shows a program geared toward YA and younger readers.
At Wattpad, a new premium subscription is being rolled out for the US and Canadian markets; BookExpo and BookCon call for program submissions.
BookCon reaches its 20,000 person goal on Saturday and Sunday; BookExpo cites 7,425 attendees, “primarily booksellers, librarians, retailers, and media.”
Amid cheers for YouTube stars and TV producers, BookCon 2017 pulls a big crowd and gets free books into eager hands, the follow to ReedPOP’s BookExpo.