Organizers of the show say they’re assessing ‘ongoing uncertainty around international travel’ in the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK’s Independent Publishers Guild is holding two days of informational and networking events in March at its International Publishing Forum.
In last year’s International Excellence Awards, Europe and Asia were prominent among winners, with Bonnier taking the inclusivity prize.
After the physical events were canceled earlier this year because of the pandemic, BookExpo and its public-facing BookCon are being closed.
Reed Exhibitions’ Andy Ventris follows Jacks Thomas as the new director of London Book Fair, which expects to return to spring dates by 2022.
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Book Expo–and its associated consumer-facing BookCon–had been moved from May to July, but six primary exhibitors had withdrawn.
The public-facing ReedPop program, now postponed from May to late July, is producing a fund-raising Saturday afternoon program to help booksellers.