Upcoming Book Fairs and Festivals
Book festivals provide readers and writers with a window into the current publishing world. Many festivals have widely known keynote speakers for primary events as well as many theme-related speakers in a host of other events throughout the festival. There are usually vendors with books and services for sale, panels discussing current issues, and a focus the books and authors in the state or region where the festival is held.
You can learn more about upcoming fairs and festivals near you by contacting your state’s Center for the Book and by clicking on the Library of Congress Book Fairs by States page.
In many cases, festival organizers will have vendor (including authors) information available far in advance of the event to give you and opportunity to decide whether or not you want a booth to promote your publishing company, editorial services or books.