IBPA to focus on active participation at BookExpo 2018, forgoing cooperative display
Overwhelming consensus during August 17, 2017 Board of Directors meeting that by removing cooperative book display, a service no longer benefiting its members, IBPA frees up significant resources to better focus on the services that do.
|IBPA member Steve Snyder, speaker and author of SHOT DOWN, signed copies of his book in IBPA's Cooperative Booth at BookExpo/BookCon
Traditionally, BookExpo marks the launch of book publishers' fall lists -- generally the biggest and most robust book list of the year. For publishers, BookExpo's primary function is to showcase these upcoming books in order to get them in front of those who want to buy and/or promote them: the thousands of booksellers who attend; libraries and school systems; foreign publishers; producers and other members of the media.
In 2018, the trade portion of the convention, the BookExpo portion, will be held Wednesday, May 30 through Friday, June 1, 2018 and the consumer convention, BookCon, will be held Saturday, June 2 through Sunday, June 3, 2018. There will be no overlap of the two on the show floor.
April 16, 2018 Open Letter to Members: IBPA-Produced Educational Sessions & Happy Hour at BookExpo 2018
On September 25, 2017, the IBPA Board of Directors announced their decision to forego cooperative book display at BookExpo 2018. This decision came after months of deliberation and several dedicated conversations between IBPA and BookExpo brought on by a disappointing 2017 program.
Despite discontinuing the cooperative book display, IBPA continued to explore ways to actively represent IBPA members at BookExpo 2018. This letter announces the result of these efforts: three IBPA-produced educational sessions at BookExpo; a 20% discount on BookExpo passes; and an offsite IBPA happy hour.
Read more here.
-- IBPA Show Report - BookExpo 2017 | IBPA Photo Album - BookExpo 2017
-- IBPA Show Report - BookExpo 2016 | IBPA Photo Album - BookExpo 2016
-- IBPA Show Report - BookExpo 2015 | IBPA Photo Album - BookExpo 2015
-- IBPA Show Report - BookExpo 2014 | IBPA Photo Album - BookExpo 2014