The trade magazine ‘Publishers Weekly’ expects to stage a late-May digital edition of a ‘US Book Fair,’ as a replacement to BookExpo.
After the physical events were canceled earlier this year because of the pandemic, BookExpo and its public-facing BookCon are being closed.
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.
The public-facing ReedPop program, now postponed from May to late July, is producing a fund-raising Saturday afternoon program to help booksellers.
As the Independent Publishers Group announces three new Spanish-language contracts, New York City’s BookCon opens ticket sales for June 1 and 2.
BookCon reaches its 20,000 person goal on Saturday and Sunday; BookExpo cites 7,425 attendees, “primarily booksellers, librarians, retailers, and media.”
Exhibitors headed for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair are voting on notable publishers; BookExpo and BookCon announce new speakers.
Not only BookExpo America but also its consumer-facing BookCon will be in Chicago in May, trading New York’s Javits Center for the McCormick Place complex.