The US has BEA, BookExpo America, and the UK has The Book Show. They're not exactly equivalent; Book Show is a conference for authors and publishers with less focus on new titles than BEA, though there will b exhibits. This year, the Book Show will be held on September 22nd. The ticket price includes access to all panels, talks and zones, as well as Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea. Centrally located in Luton, Bedfordshire, one minutes’ walk from the main railway station, two large car parks (parking lots in the US), and a few minutes from junction 10 of the M1 motorway.
While there, you'll be able to network with other authors, meet publishers, agents, marketing and PR gurus, get the low down on self-publishing, working with digital and paper publishers, and relax and chat to other like-minded individuals.
There will be talks and discussions including a publisher panel, author panel, self-publishing (hopefully that panel will include talks about how NOT to behave), marketing and PR, writing erotica, and working with agents, amongst others. Zones and Exhibitors will include a publisher zone, author zone, erotica zone, publishing services zone, author signings, marketing & PR zone, agent zone, and a bar and food zone. Publishers in attendance include Apex Publishing, Andrews UK, Silver Moon, MX Publishing, and many more.
Sponsorship and exhibiting Opportunities are still available, contact them for details if you're interested.
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Anyone planning on going? Maybe you can share your experience with us if you do.