Book Expo–and its associated consumer-facing BookCon–had been moved from May to July, but six primary exhibitors had withdrawn.
In an attempt to maintain its place in international rights for children’s and YA content, Bologna Children’s Book Fair announces an online trading program.
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.
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 BookExpo rights trading center returns to the Javits Center with the rest of the trade show—and now branded as the New York Rights Fair—a discussion series is included.
As its attendance and exhibition levels declined in recent years, BookExpo this year is emphasizing face-to-face contact to draw book-business players.
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.
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.
China Literature is at New York Rights Fair this week to bring more Chinese literature to the American market. And Amazon Publishing announces a two-book deal with Patricia Cornwell.
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