Book Fair Marketing
Reach thousands of industry professionals at important book fairs around the world!
BookLife has partnered with Combined Book Exhibit to offer you a premier marketing service at discounted prices!
About the Book Fair Marketing Service:
Since 1933, Combined Book Exhibit (CBE) has been helping publishers and authors introduce their books to librarians, publishers, agents, distributors, media and other important members of the publishing industry at book fairs around the world. Attendees at these industry events know CBE as a destination to discover great new titles!
Combined Book Exhibit is one of the longest running—and oftentimes, the largest—exhibitors at each event it attends, and it also promotes its title showcase at each event with pre-show mailings and social media initiatives.
Participants in Combined Book Exhibit can submit their book(s), ebook(s), or both for inclusion in CBE's title showcase. Book fair attendees preview titles and use CBE’s show-specific catalog containing every book’s details and participant’s contact information to follow up directly with CBE’s participants. You’ll receive a report with photos at the end of each fair recapping the exhibit’s success. BookLife members save an average of $50 of CBE's published rates without having to pay their annual membership fee.
Combined Book Exhibit reaches hundreds of thousands of important members of the trade each year, and through our partnership, BookLife members can participate in the year’s biggest events. Choose the event and type of display you’d like to register for, and include as much information on your book as possible. Once you complete the registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email with steps on how to get your book and/or ebook to Combined Book Exhibit.
|Book Fair||Deadline||Show dates|
|U.S. Book Fair (virtual)||May 1, 2021||May 25-27, 2021|
|Bologna Children's Book Fair (Bologna, Italy)||April 30, 2021||June 14-17, 2021|
|London Book Fair (London, UK)||May 14, 2021||June 29-July 1, 2021|
|American Library Association Annual (virtual)||June 4, 2021||June 25-27, 2021|
|Beijing International Book Fair (Beijing, China)||July 5, 2021||August 25-28, 2021|
|Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurt, Germany)||September 10, 2021||October 20-24, 2021|
|American Association of School Librarians (Salt Lake City, UT)||September 27, 2021||October 21-23, 2021|
|Guadalajara International Book Fair (Guadalajara, Mexico)||October 25, 2021||November 27-December 5, 2021|
Following the completion of your order, you'll receive a confirmation email that contains details on where to send your books for print book orders and your files for ebook orders.
As the author, you are responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied. The information supplied during the registration process is exactly how it will appear in CBE's exhibit catalog(s) and on its searchable online database www.thebookcheckout.com (included at no charge). You are responsible for supplying CBE with the display copies and appropriate book files. Completion of the registration process including the receipt of the display copies must be accomplished by the stated deadline as listed above. Display copies become the property of the Combined Book Exhibit unless prior arrangements are made. CBE reserves the right to deny registration and/or representation at the show(s). Only CBE authorized representatives can staff the exhibit. Books are assigned numbers based on their supplied Subject Category and are organized in numerical order in the physical exhibit. The shelf placement of materials in the CBE exhibit is not pre-determined. As such, CBE is not responsible for the physical location within the exhibit of the titles on display. CBE reserves the right to change location of any display materials in order to serve the best interest of the exhibit as CBE sees fit. It is understood that CBE is a means of advertising or promoting books and other titles. CBE does not guarantee any sales or orders will be generated as a result of its service.
The Combined Book Exhibit is a service intended for Authors who cannot attend shows, but if you are an author who will be attending here is what you are able to do: Take pictures of your title on the shelf; Take pictures with family members and friends with your title; Leave promotional material on our table in the booth for attendee's to pick up.
You cannot: Hand out promotional materials as it is unfair to the other authors participating with CBE; Have meetings in the display area; Stay in the display area for extended periods of time to talk up or promote their book.
These rules are in place to benefit all authors and publishers participating. By talking up your book or trying to stay in the exhibit for an extended period of time, you may be deterring an attendee from looking at other titles that may interest him/her