Events

Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Bologna, Italy

March 24–27, 2014

The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the premiere children's and young adult publishing conference in the world, and in 2014 it will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Publishers, authors, and agents from all over the world attend the event to review the market—this is a great place for publishers to take on foreign titles and authors and bring them stateside. Another focus in 2014 wil …   read more

The London Book Fair
The London Book Fair

Earl's Court, London

April 8-10, 2014

In its 43rd year, this book fair calls itself the “global marketplace” of rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across a variety of mediums. This year's book fair will host over 250 different seminars, a lifetime achievement award, the Author of the Day program, a New Title Showcase, and a PEN-sponsored literary salon to discuss freedom of expression in literature …   read more

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles, California

April 12-13, 2014

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The Festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site. There's also a photography exhibit, film screenings followed by Q&A …   read more

Alabama Book Festival
Alabama Book Festival

Montgomery, Alabama

April 19, 2014

Located in historic downtown Montgomery, this free public event features around 50 authors and more than 40 vendors and exhibitors. The festival focuses on providing fun for the whole family, including a children's activity area, refreshment vendors, presentations and book signings.For more information, visit the Alabama Book Festival website here.  …   read more

World Book Night
World Book Night

Everywhere

April 23, 2014

World Book Day is celebrated on April 23, the UNESCO International Day of the Book, as well as Shakespeare's birthday. The program began as a way of reaching adults and encouraging them to read by making paperback copies of 30-35 books selected by a panel of judges available for free. After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular …   read more

The Kentucky Writers Conference & Southern Kentucky Book Fest
The Kentucky Writers Conference & Southern Kentucky Book Fest

Bowling Green, Kentucky

April 25-26, 2014

The book festival brings together readers of all ages and authors in one of Kentucky's largest literary events. The festival also hosts a writers conference at which participating authors share their experiences and knowledge. This day-long conference takes place the day before the festival with free workshops on a variety of topics.For more information, visit the website here. …   read more

Romance Times BookLovers Convention
Romance Times BookLovers Convention

New Orleans, Louisiana

May 13-18, 2014

This convention allows writers, booksellers, and publishers to work as hard as they play in a six-day action-packed program. Readers are also invited to participate and meet their favorite romance authors. Over 125 informative workshops will cover marketing, business, craft, genre, self-publishing, e-books, publishers and booksellers. The convention will also hold social events such as a publishin …   read more

Children's Book Week
Children's Book Week

Everywhere

May 12-18, 2014

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect! With numerous events taking place from coast to coast, there are plenty of ways to get involved in Children's Book Week. For more information, vis …   read more

Indies First Storytime Day
Indies First Storytime Day

Everywhere

May 17, 2014

This year, the Indies First movement is celebrating Children's Book Week with Storytime Day, launched by the Children's Book Council, Every Child a Reader, and ABA. Indie authors will show up at bookstores and read aloud children's books  (not their own) to celebrate the gathering power of a story and the hard work that indies everywhere put in.  For more about Storytime day, visit …   read more

BookExpo America
BookExpo America

New York, New York

May 29-31, 2014

The four-day conference has something for everyone, and is a great place to network, showcase your books, visit the hundreds of exhibitors from across the world, and learn from the greatest minds in publishing.As is tradition, BEA is a trade event open to industry professionals and others working in the book business. Visit the BEA website here.  …   read more

Romance Writers of America Annual Conference
Romance Writers of America Annual Conference

San Antonia, Texas

July 23-26, 2014

The RWA Conference is the place where career-focused romance writers meet, mingle, and get down to the business of being an author. RWA 2014 Conference highlights include the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing; the Keynote speech from Sylvia Day; hearing from Featured Speaker Karen Rose; book signings; a trade show; and the Awards Ceremony with emcee Simone Elkeles.Every year, wr …   read more