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Book Exhibit Plus - USA National


The Book Exhibit Plus – USA National package is a service tailored to those authors who want national coverage for their work through major trade fairs in the US. Not only will your book be showcased in front of key decision makers in the library community, this service also entitles you to a registered profile, which is a digital platform to interact with publishers, authors and agents.

Service Inclusions:

  • Your book will be exhibited at the following events:
    • ALA Midwinter
    • Public Library Association Conference / Association of College and Research Libraries Conference
    • ALA Annual
    • ALA National Education Association
  • Profile set-up and 5-year membership on

ALA Midwinter

Exhibitors, first-timers, employers, presenters, and the media all come together at this annual event. Over the course of four days, your book will have ample opportunities to be promoted among industry enthusiasts.

Public Library Association Conference*

This conference is a setting that provides you the opportunity to learn valuable industry knowledge from innovators and professionals alike. Special events include sessions with the likes of Ann Patchett and Simon Sinek.

Association of College and Research Libraries Conference (ACRL)*

The Association of College and Research Libraries Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon. ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, assuring that your title will get exposure to book lovers and experts.

ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition

ALA’s Annual Conference boasts a significant entourage of A-list authors: Jane Fonda, Stan Lee, and Oliver Stone to name a few.

National Education Association Conference

The National Education Association’s annual trade show has seen steady growth of late to become a notable event on the literary calendar. With over 16,000 attendees in 2013, it goes without saying that the potential for visibility is substantial.



Show Dates

Registration Deadline

American Library Association-Midwinter

Seattle, WA

January 25-28, 2019

December 21, 2018

Association of College and Research Libraries Conference (ACRL)*

Cleveland, OH

April 10-12, 2019

March 4, 2019

American Library Association-Annual

Anaheim, CA

June 21-24, 2019

May 17, 2019

National Education Association

Washington, DC

July 6-7, 2019

May 22, 2019

Public Library Association

How It Works:

  • At each show, your book will be assigned a number, either based on its Dewey Decimal subject category at library shows, or based on where it lies alphabetically by publisher at international venues.
  • Your book will be displayed along with other titles in a prime position on the exhibit floor.
  • Your book will be displayed face-out on the shelf.
  • A sticker bearing a unique QR code will be placed on the lower left hand side of the cover of the books that will be displayed. Book fair attendees can then scan the code using the CBE Book Fair Buddy app to learn more about your book. Using the app, they can add your book to their to-be-read list, share that with friends, family, or on their social media pages and even get connected to a variety of reseller sites where they can purchase your book.


Negotiating international rights for the years of hard work you have carried out is no easy feat. simplifies this process and helps you connect with agents and publishers alike.

Once logged in, you can search for publishers looking for new titles or agents seeking authors to represent. There’s even an internal messaging system that permits member to member messaging, but you can dictate which type of member can contact you by controlling your privacy settings. To showcase your talent and draw attention, you can also add your books to your profile.

Prior to the book fairs, you can specify which international book shows your book will be exhibited at, and send members an online rights catalogue to initialize the rights transaction process.

For further information, please refer to this video on

Exhibitor Details

In the event that you are unable to exhibit your titles on the scheduled dates for any or all of the four shows, you have the option to book these shows the following year.

Once registered, you will receive a guide to help navigate and make use of to its full extent as you will be responsible for maintaining your profile.

*The following shows are biennial—occurring once every two years. Depending on when you purchase the service, your book will be registered to the next available show.

Get Started

Your marketing consultant is free for consultation by e-mail at or telephone at 0800 056 3182 (or +44 20 3014 4095 if calling from outside the UK).