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Publishers Weekly Creates a New Book Fair
Ed Nawotka reports that Publishers Weekly (PW) is launching a U.S.-based publishing trade fair, to be held virtually May 26–28. The U.S. Book Show will cater to booksellers, librarians, publishers, and literary agents from countries around the world and limit its programming to 5 hours a day to accommodate differing time zones and encourage informal networking.
Nawotka writes, “The fair will be run via a new, proprietary digital platform that will facilitate online exhibitors, presentations, and networking. In addition to Book Buzz and Galleys-to-Grab author events aimed at librarians and booksellers the show will feature an extensive professional programming series that will discuss the state of the industry as the nation begins to emerge from the grips of the Covid-19 pandemic.” Pricing will allow as many people as possible to attend, and self-publishers will have their own dedicated track of events.
“Having everyone under one ‘roof,’ so to speak, will go a long way toward unifying the industry around an annual U.S.-based event we have all come to rely on for networking, learning about the forthcoming big fall titles and one-to-one connection with booksellers and librarians,” says Jim Milliot, PW’s editorial director.
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