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Book Exhibit Plus - National


The Book Exhibit Plus – National package is a service tailored for authors who want to promote their book in front of key decision makers in the library community through major trade fairs in the country. Not only will your book get exhibit space and the chance to be showcased in front of the publishing community in the United States, this service also includes creation of a registered profile, which provides you with a digital platform to interact with publishers, authors, and agents.

Service Inclusions:
  • Your book will be exhibited at the following events:
    • National Council Teachers of English Convention and Exhibition
    • ALA Midwinter
    • Public Library Association Conference OR Association of College and Research Libraries Conference
    • ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
  • Profile set-up and 5-year membership on
How works: assists communication and simplifies rights marketing and business relationships between agents, authors, publishers and other representatives. Once you have logged in, you are able to search for publishers seeking new titles, or agencies seeking new authors to represent.

An internal messaging system permits member to member messaging with the ability to dictate which type of member can contact you by controlling your privacy settings. Adding titles to your profile exposes your talent whilst drawing attention to those you would like to hear from.

By indicating which international book shows you will be taking part in, you can send these members an online rights catalogue that you have created prior to the show to initialize the rights transaction process.

For further information, please refer to this video on

National Council Teachers of English Convention and Exhibition

Gain access to thousands of literacy educators who lead the teaching of the English language and influence purchasing decisions across a wide range of grade levels in this century-old gathering.

ALA Midwinter

Exhibitors, first-timers, employers, presenters and the media all come together at the yearly ALA Midwinter Meetings. Over the course of 4 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.



Show Dates

Registration Deadline

American Library Association-Midwinter

Philadelphia, PA

January 24-27, 2020

December 25, 2019

Public Library Association

Nashville, TN

February 26-28, 2020

January 20, 2020

American Library Association-Annual

Chicago, IL

June 26-29, 2020

May 22, 2020

National Council Teachers of English Convention and Exhibition

Denver, CO

November 23-24, 2020

October 9, 2020

Association of College and Research Libraries Conference (ACRL)*

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.
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.


Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Prices listed do not include any applicable sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax, which will be added to the total at the time of purchase. Other restrictions may also apply.

Prepare for Publication

Call a publishing consultant today at 1.888.232.4444 or e-mail Your publishing consultant will assist you along the publishing process, make sure you read the terms and conditions, and take your payment. (We accept credit card, check, or money order). After the submission of your materials, you’ll be on your way to having your book published. Are you looking to sign up for additional marketing services? Call your Marketing Consultant today at 1.888.232.4444 to get a free consultation on the services that would work best for your marketing campaign. You may also send an e-mail to