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Book Fairs/Festivals

2012 Dayton Book Expo, Christian Writers Marketplace, May 3, 2014, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio A great opportunity for authors of books on Christian topics.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 12-13, 2014. The festival attracts more than 150,000 readers.

South Carolina Book Festival, May 16-18, 2014, Colombia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC, more than 6,000 book lovers attend

BookExpo America, May 29-31, 2014, Jacob Javits Center, NYC, the premier North American publishing event of the year

Printers Row Lit Fest, June 8-9, 2013 Chicago, Illinois at Dearborn and Polk street. A large book fair attended by more than 100,000 book lovers. No new dates for 2012 yet.

American Library Association Annual Conference July 27-July 2, 2013, New Orleans, LA, some 2,000 seminars and events plus a huge trade show.

International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) June 22-25, 2014, Atlanta, GA

Harlem Book Festival, July 19, 2013, West 135th Street, NYC (No 2012 date yet)

The Atlanta Black Book Expo, August 15-16, 2014 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, GA. (cancelled, check back)

Los Angeles Black Book Expo, August 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. (no 2012 date yet)

Decatur Book Festival, August 30- September 1, 2014 is held in Decatur, GA, largest independent book festival in the country. Since its launch, more than 600 authors and 190,000 attendees have attended this event in downtown Decatur.

Fall For the Book Festival, Sept. 22-27, 2013, George Mason University's Fairfax Campus, Fairfax, VA., sponsored by George Mason University, Fairfax County Public Library and Barnes & Noble. Attended by more than 150 authors.

Baltimore Book Festival, Sept. 27-29, 2013, attracts more than 100 authors.

Sonoma County Book Festival, September 21, 2013, Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, CA. attended by thousands of book lovers.

West Hollywood Book Fair, September 29, 2013, at West Hollywood Park, more than 180 exhibitors expected.

Frankfurt Book Fair, October 8-12, 2014 in Frankfort, Germany. Considered the biggest book show in the world.

Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word October 11-13, 2014, War Memorial Plaza, Nashville, TN, attracts more than 200 authors from throughout the U.S.

Self-Publishing Book Expo, November 9, 2013 in NYC. Over 500 Participants.

Texas Book Festival, October 26-27, 2013, State Capitol Building, Austin, TX, established in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian, more than 45,000 attend.

Kentucky Book Fair, November 16, 2013, Frankfort Convention Center, attended by up to 5,000 people including 150 authors

Miami Book Fair International, November 17-24, 2013 held in Miami. www.miamibookfair. Miami Book Fair International, November 13-20, 2011 held in Miami.

Vegas Valley Book Festival. Held Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2013. Usually held in the fall in Las Vegas.
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