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U.S. Book Show presented by Publishers Weekly

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PW's U.S. Book Show 2021

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The U.S. Book Show: Connecting the Community. Building Buzz Around Books

Virtual Conference

May 25-27, 2021

Join Publishers Weekly May 25-27, 2021 for the inaugural U.S. Book Show (#USBookShow), conceived and formed by Publishers Weekly to serve the global bookselling and book publishing industry.

PW brings 150 years of leadership, dedication to excellence, instant brand recognition and extensive marketing reach into the global publishing and bookselling industry, thus setting the stage for a world-class book show.

The U.S. Book Show is open to librarians and booksellers, the book publishing community and allied vendors and professionals.

Attendees will enjoy a wide array of book and author panels; programming geared to publishing professionals; and exhibitor booths available on a sliding scale meant to attract displays from a range of vendors, from small presses to midsize imprints, university presses, sideline producers, distributors, library data providers and the largest publishers.

Tickets are all-inclusive!

All editorial programming, author events and discussions, the exhibit hall and keynote addresses are included in the price of your ticket.

Buy your ticket now!

Special Editorial Programming

Editors' Picks panels feature Fall 2021 books, chosen and highlighted by Publishers Weekly’s editors in selected categories.

These panels will give attendees an up-close look at the “story behind the story.”

Only books published between August and December 2021 are eligible for consideration in the below categories. Click here for more information on submissions.

-General Fiction


-Biography/Memoir/Personal Narratives

-Current Events/Affairs

-Children’s Picture Books

-Middle Grade

-Young Adult

-Comics & Graphic Novels (Adult)

-Comics & Graphic Novels (Children’s & YA)

Publicists: Book submissions for the Editor's Picks panels will open on February 8, 2021. For more, visit publishersweekly.com/bookshowsubmissions

Additional Programming

• Discussions and panels on topics impacting the industry in a Covid-19/post-Covid-19 world.

• Industry leaders will look at the future of offices and work-from-home culture, Hollywood and streaming, marketing and bookselling and more.

• Special programming for librarians will put forth thought-provoking discussions about the challenges and opportunities facing libraries now.

• “Meet the Author” breakout sessions

• PW will also host its signature “Galleys-to-Grab” promotion where hundreds of forthcoming titles will be available.

Be on the lookout for updates and announcements about book discussion groups with authors, editors and publicists!

Exhibit Hall

A robust exhibit hall will allow for one-on-one interaction between attendees and exhibitors where catalogs and chapters can be gotten as well as galleys, contests, prizes, chats with authors and reps and so much more!

Exhibitors, contact Cevin Bryerman for more information, cbryerman@publishersweekly.com

Awards and Prize Announcements

• The coveted Bookseller of the Year

• Sales Representative of the Year

• U.S. Selfies for independent authors


• “Meet the Author” breakout sessions

• One-on-one meetings

• Virtual networking

Connecting the World of Publishing

The U.S. Book Show aims to unify the global bookselling and book publishing industry in PW’s continued commitment to keep our shared industry connected and help get the word out about books and content, putting valuable information in front of the reading public about forthcoming fall titles and serving up one-to-one connections with booksellers, librarians, book media and enthusiasts.

We are thrilled to offer special librarian, library board trustees/members and bookseller’s pricing. Those who qualify will get all of this under one roof for $35.00. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will go to library and book nonprofit organizations.

Special pricing is also available to independent publishers and nonprofits. If you are an indie publisher or nonprofit organization, contact Cevin Bryerman, publisher of Publishers Weekly at cbryerman@publishersweekly.com.

Interested in sending a group? We can help! Group rates are available.

For Group rates, contact Cevin Bryerman, cbryerman@publishersweekly.com

Exhibitors, contact Cevin Bryerman, cbryerman@publishersweekly.com

Members of the media, contact Christi Cassidy at ccassidy@publishersweekly.com.

Who Should Attend?

Publishers, publishing company staff, librarians, booksellers, literary agents, film agents, library vendors, information-content and technology companies, printers, book wholesalers and distributors, sales representatives, special sales and corporate (non-bookstore) book buyers, IT and software vendors, education technology companies, journalists and producers, social media influencers, book reviewers, book bloggers, book designers, book publicists, book editors, book translators, book packagers, book marketing consultants, book publishing consultants, professional publishing program students, MILS library students.

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