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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Writers’ Conferences: Learn, Network and … Learn!

For writers, it isn’t very often you are able to gather to celebrate your hard work and learn how to improve it with your peers.  Throughout the year, writers’ conferences are held throughout the U.S., Canada and abroad at which you can attend workshops, network with industry professionals and fellow writers, and learn, learn, learn! […]

The Best Book Publicity Book Fairs of Summer 2013

Book fairs can be a fantastic source of education, connections and bookselling for the dedicated and prepared author. With some of the best 2013 summer book fairs yet to come, authors can still make the most of these opportunities. Summer is already in full swing and there is no better way for authors to get […]

Smith Publicity Exhibiting at BookExpo America 2013–Booth 2369

Authors and publishers are welcome to visit Smith Publicity at BookExpo America 2013–held in the Javits Center in NYC, May 30 to June 1–to meet us and ask any questions about book publicity and promotion. It’s our 11th year exhibiting and wonderful time where we see old friends and meet new people! Info to attend […]