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Category Archives: Book Events/Trade Shows

BookBaby Independent Authors Conference 2017

This weekend our own fair city of Philadelphia hosted the BookBaby Independent Authors Conference, the only conference that educates independent authors on how to cultivate a successful self-publishing career.  Around 400 authors and writers attended presentations from 22 successful self-published authors and industry leaders and over 20 constructive workshops and panels focused on publishing and marketing…
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What we learned our first year at BookCon

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher, Book Publicist and Social Media Strategist While Smith Publicity is old-hat at the more industry-specific BookExpo (formerly Book Expo America), the consumer-facing BookCon two-day event which connects readers with the authors and publishers they love was a new, exciting adventure for us! Having been established in 2014, BookCon has steadily grown…
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Have Your Book Displayed at BookExpo and BookCon!

Smith Publicity partners with Combined Book Exhibit (CBE) to offer authors a cost-effective venue to launch new titles and put  books in the hands of BookExpo attendees and consumers at BookCon.  Email cbe@smithpublicity.com or call 856-489-8654 x306. More details: The New Title Showcase remains a very accessible and valuable way to have your book prominently displayed through Combined…
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4 Tips for a Successful Book Signing Event

A book signing event is a great way to spread the word about your book and connect with your target audience. To ensure your next book signing event is a success, consider the following tips from book marketing agency tips: Help promote the event – Don't rely on the event host to do all the…
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The Evolution of BookExpo America and BookCon 2015: BEA Survival Tips

by Sandy Smith This is Smith Publicity’s 13th year exhibiting at BookExpo America (BEA), held again at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, Wednesday, May 27 – Friday, May 29, 2015. According to BEA, their tradeshow is the “#1 book and author event that offers the book industry access to new titles, authors,…
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Don’t miss this year’s Greenleaf Author Summit

Take your book and or/business to the next level at the 2014 Greenleaf Author Summit™ in Austin, TX, September 25 and 26. Greenleaf Book Group is an Inc. 500/5000 company with dozens of books on the New York Times Bestseller List. In an unstable publishing climate, Greenleaf and its authors have continued to thrive. Now…
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Display your book at the Frankfurt International Book Fair

Showcase your book through Combined Book Exhibit at the Frankfurt International Book Fair, one of the largest and oldest book fairs in the world, October 8 to 12, 2014. Registration deadline: September 12, 2014 Price: print book only, $275, print and e-book, $315 ​Perhaps no venue on Earth reaches the depth and breadth of the publishing…
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Display Your Book at the 43rd Annual London Book Fair

Showcase your book at The London Book Fair April 8-10, 2014. In 2013, more than 25,000 people from 114 countries from all areas of publishing (authors, book buyers, agents, publishers, editors, librarians, distributors and many more) attended the London Book Fair.  The book fair was so popular in 2013 it was a trending topic on Twitter for…
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ALA Midwinter Meeting January 24 – 28

The American Library Association is the largest and organization representing and lobbying for the national library industry. Each year the ALA hosts a midwinter meeting for librarians and members of the publishing community to come together.  This year, the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits is being held in Philadelphia, January 24- 28. Throughout the five-day…
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Self-Publishing Book Expo 2013

For the fifth year, Smith Publicity exhibited at the Self-Pub Book Expo in New York City, led by Director of Sales Corinne Liccketto and other Smith team members. The Self-Pub Book Expo is a trade show for self-published authors, or writers considering self-publishing. It is a place for authors to gather information and meet with…
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