5 Great Reasons to Attend the Book Expo America 2018

5 Great Reasons to Attend the Book Expo America 2018

The book publishing industry has been recently shaped by the digital revolution. What produced publishing and marketing success in the past may not work in the near future. Serious authors know that in order to keep up with this drastic change, they need to find educational opportunities and a network of professionals who can help them effectively create, market, and sell their books in this internet era.

That’s why smart veteran or new authors attend the book convention that provides them motivation, inspiration, and guidance to grow their career, network, or book sales at Book Expo.

Book Expo is America’s largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an audience from around the globe. The event is designed to lead the global publishing industry to its consumer driven future and celebrate storytelling in all its forms.

Here are five reasons why you should attend Book Expo America from May 31 to June 3 at Javits Center, New York.

  1. Find exhibits by Okir Publishing plus more.


Galleries of exceptional authors and their artistic book covers will be on display at the exhibition. You can also find immersive installations of major publishing houses and other independent publishing companies. Interested in exhibiting your book at BEA? You can still join.

  1. Learn about the audio market.

If one of your most important goals in attending this year’s Book Expo is to learn about new opportunities in the digital publishing space, you won’t be disappointed. BEA has lined up bestselling authors such as Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer), Gayle Forman (If I Stay), and Jason Fry (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) to talk about the inspiration behind their craft as well as the growing audiobook landscape.

  1. Connect with people in your field.

Searching for a writing community to join for support? Hoping to grow your network for referrals? Or hoping to win friends and allies in the publishing world? Meet book bloggers, book club members, booksellers, librarians, publishing personnel, media, literary agents and more at BEA. The premier event for America’s publishing industry gathers over 17,000 attendees a year so it is a great professional environment to collaborate or exchange brilliant ideas and inspiration for your next book.

  1. Stay up to date with the latest developments and trends in publishing.

The world of book publishing is rapidly changing so how do you keep up? By actively participating in BEA, where crucial publishing trends and best-kept industry secrets are shared. For instance, BEA’s Editors’ Buzz program is known for predicting the next breakthrough and best-selling books. Another highly-anticipated event on BEA 2018 is Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, where award-winning actress and author of ‘Corduroy Takes A Bow’  Viola Davis (The Help, How to Get Away with Murder) talks about the most relevant literary topics on a deeper and personal level.

  1. Promote your book to decision-makers.

Remember that BEA is a closed environment where librarians and bookstore owners are looking out for new titles to display on their shelves. Hence,  BEA is a great way to get the exposure to key players in the book industry. Find people who are likely to be interested in your book and professionals who would make the best allies, such as book bloggers, to spread the word about your work. You are missing a valuable opportunity if you don’t connect with industry leaders and your target audience at one of America’s largest book events of the year.

Coming to BEA is a small investment of time and money with promising results. If you approach the conference with optimism, questions, and conversation topics, you will walk away armed with inspiration, authentic relationships, and new leads that will grow your book sales.

If you need further guidance on how to prepare for this event, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-307-201-6153.


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