Book fairs are publishing's vital stimulant. They help publishers, agents, distributors and retailers do business, they attract media and public attention, and provide platforms for authors and innovators. Our latest special report explores how book fairs are evolving to suit the digital age.
In an age where most business is conducted electronically, questions are being asked about the value of book fairs and their future role. Our latest special report draws on the findings of a new IPA survey into how the publishing industry views book fairs, and contains interviews with leading book fair organisers. It analyses the value which book fairs create throughout publishing’s supply chain, assessing how fairs could usefully adapt their focus and structure to suit the digital era.
The report is designed to help publishing professionals understand the evolution of book fairs, and to assist book fair organisers seeking to better serve our industry. It contains details of the IPA Book Fair Partnership, which offers a range of services to book fair organisers.
You can read the report here.