Audiobooks’ sales have done their work and the Audio Publishers Association’s program is the main conference event at BookExpo 2019.
The London Book and Screen Week’s CAMEO Awards get their first outing in New York City with an award for a US audiobook adaptation during BookExpo.
As its attendance and exhibition levels declined in recent years, BookExpo this year is emphasizing face-to-face contact to draw book-business players.
As the Independent Publishers Group announces three new Spanish-language contracts, New York City’s BookCon opens ticket sales for June 1 and 2.
After testing the preferences of 2018 attendees in surveys, BookExpo and the New York Rights Fair have announced that while the two events will continue to be independently produced, they’ll both be together at the Javits Center in 2019.
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.’
HarperCollins Children’s Books’ executive editor Sara Sargent says she’s ‘combining a non-traditional way of sourcing books with traditional storytelling’ with Wattpad.
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.
With many hoping that BookExpo and its rights center–the New York Rights Fair–can get together under one roof, attendees are being surveyed, organizers say, to assess feedback and plan for the future.
Goodreads is credited by Penguin Press for helping to rapidly build the popularity of bestseller ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ and generating 30,089 ‘Want to Read’ signals by release date.