This is the largest international book fair in the world. This will be IBPA’s 27th year at the Fair and we have a list of more than 600 international contacts with whom we meet and make contacts for you to license the rights to publish your titles throughout the world.
Books that have the most success at this show are in the health, business, psychology, self-help, relationships, esoteric or new age, religious or spiritual, science, popular culture, parenting,inspirational, motivational and environmental genres. Children’s books that had a universal theme, such as the environment or animals, etc. received a lot of attention last year.
Books that do not do well are cookbooks (except those for allergies,specific illnesses, etc), general mainstream fiction from authors not known throughout the world, books that contain too many references to the U.S. or U.S. practices, or have too many photographs of people that are definitely identifiable as Americans, and poetry, which cannot translate into other languages.
Many of our members have achieved great success through participation in this bookfair and can now boast Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian and French versions of their titles.
DEADLINE: August 15, 2012.