An annual, massive book convention in the US attended by publishers, agents, authors, librarians, bookstore reps, and random hangers-on.
The Book Expo of America is an annual event that is held in various locations throughout the United States. It is the largest gathering of the book industry in North America and typically attracts over 500 exhibitors and 20,000 attendees. The event is open to the public and typically features author signings, panel discussions, and other events related to books and publishing.
The Book Expo of America began in 1947 as the American Booksellers Association convention. In 1971, the event was renamed the American Booksellers Association/Publishers Marketing Association Convention. In 1995, the event was again renamed, this time to the Book Expo America. In recent years, the event has been held in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
The Book Expo of America is organized by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), a not-for-profit trade association that promotes the business interests of the book industry. BISG members include publishers, booksellers, librarians, and others involved in the business of books.
The Book Expo of America is typically held in the spring, and typically features a mix of trade and consumer events. Trade events at the Book Expo of America include conferences, seminars, and networking events for industry professionals. Consumer events at the Book Expo of America include author signings, panel discussions, and other events open to the public.
The Book Expo of America is an important event for authors, publishers, and booksellers. The event provides an opportunity for authors to promote their books, meet with publishers, and connect with booksellers. The Book Expo of America also provides an opportunity for publishers to showcase their upcoming titles, meet with authors, and connect with booksellers. For booksellers, the Book Expo of America is an opportunity to meet with publishers and authors, discover new titles, and learn about the latest trends in the book industry.