Tips For Trade Shows
Trade shows are a way for authors to network with publishers, agents, and others in the book business. Cec Murphy is running a series on maximizing attending a trade show.
Trade shows aren’t what they used to be, but they’re still around. Most of them have shrunk, but don’t avoid them for that reason. In 2014, I attended the BEA (BookExpoAmerica) in New York; (ICRS) the International Christian Retail Show; (ICVM) International Christian Visual Media; and CPE (Christian Products Expo), sponsored by Munce, a group of about 400 independent Christian bookstores. And there are others, such as the Gideon Film Festival and National Religious Broadcasters.
Some call themselves conferences, but they function much like trade shows such as the American Association of Christian Counselors, which I attended in 2014. Read more.