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IBPA Report from BookExpo/BookCon 2016 »

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA CEO – For the first time in 12 years, BookExpo (BEA) and BookCon took root in Chicago, Illinois May 11-13, 2016 (BEA) and May 14, 2016 (BookCon) and, as always, IBPA was there to support our growing membership of independent publishers. This was the 33rd year IBPA staffed a …

Why Publishers Need BEA »

(BLOG POST) By Don Stevens (Merge Publishing) This is the first year I attended BookExpo America in Chicago, IL. There were many reasons to go to BEA that it’s difficult to list all the benefits. However, I can share my experiences for others who couldn’t make it, or are thinking of attending in the future. …

IBPA Report from the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair »

(BLOG POST) By Mimi Le, IBPA Project Coordinator/Member Benefits Specialist – What is the Frankfurt Book Fair? Months before the Frankfurt Book Fair, many IBPA members called the IBPA office and asked, “What is the Frankfurt Book Fair and why should I participate?” One could pull the generic description from the Buchmesse official website and …

IBPA Report from the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference »

By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director — The 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference brought 22,700 librarians, exhibitors, authors, staff, paraprofessionals, teachers, and friends to San Francisco on June 25-30, 2015. Attendance was up considerably over the previous year’s total of around 18,500. As mentioned in last year’s report, Las Vegas was an unpopular …

IBPA Report from BookExpo/BookCon 2015 »

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director — The show floor felt kinetic – more kinetic than I remember it feeling in years past – so I wasn’t surprised to read in yesterday’s PW Daily that total attendance at BookExpo 2015 (May 27-29, 2015) rose 5.2% to 20,895, according to event director Steve Rosato. …

IBPA Report from the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair »

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director — In 1985, IBPA was privileged to represent our members’ titles at the Frankfurt Book Fair for the very first time. Without looking back, we’ve continued to represent every year since. To give you a sense of time passing, here are a few other things that also …

IBPA Report from the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference »

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director — The 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference brought 13,000 attendees and 5,500 exhibitors to Las Vegas from June 26 – July 1, 2014. This was down from the previous year’s 20,000 attendees, but up slightly from 2012’s 12,500 attendees. Perhaps Vegas had something to do …

IBPA Report from BookExpo 2014 »

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director — Nearly 20,000 industry professionals and 10,000 book consumers descended on New York City late last month for BookExpo America (BEA), held May 29-31, 2014 at the Javits Center. As in years past, IBPA was honored to host a cooperative booth during the convention showcasing 339 unique …

If it’s May … it must be BEA! »

(BLOG POST) 2014 marks Terry’s eighth BEA. She has participated in the event as both an attendee and an exhibitor. If you’re going to the May 2014 show, be sure to stop by Booths #2767-2768 to say hi! By Terry Doherty — For those of us in the business this month is synonymous with BookExpo …

IBPA Report from the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair »

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director– Anyone who says the book industry is dead has never been to the Frankfurt Book Fair! During the 2013 Fair, held October 9-13 in Frankfurt, Germany, over 7,300 exhibitors and 276,000 visitors convened in Frankfurt’s Messe (Messe = “Fair”) for international conversations about the book, both public …

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