What is U.S. Book Show?

In its third year, the U.S. Book show is a hybrid conference spanning three and a half days. The conference will feature rich editorial panels and author panels highlighting Fall 2023 books that represent a wide variety of titles that will be of interest to the reading public this fall.

Additional programming includes special tracks that will tackle important industry topics as well as those focused on libraries.

What will the in-person experience be?

Attendees have the option of purchasing day passes for three tracks over two days:

  • Books & Authors: Comics & Graphic Novels joining the in-person programming (May 23)
  • Books & Authors: Adult books (May 24)
  • Books & Authors: Children’s books (May 24)

Attendees will enjoy live presentations and panels from authors and keynote speakers, networking time and receive physical galleys!

Registration to one or more of the live sessions includes access to all virtual sessions, sponsor “PubHubs” where resources and videos presented by sponsors will be available for viewing and downloading. The conference archives will be accessible through June 30, 2023.

Space is limited and will sell out, so we recommend registering early.

What will the virtual experience be?

Attendees joining virtually will enter a virtual environment and will navigate through different “rooms,” including a theater which will host all of the programming, a special room where sponsor “PubHubs” where resources and videos presented by sponsors will be available for viewing, a networking lounge where people can gather for scheduled chats or to meet up and network with each other and PW‘s Grab-a-Galley virtual room where attendees can request digital and physical galleys.

All of the downloadable content from the show can be collected and downloaded directly to a virtual tote bag.

All sessions presented at NYU will be livestreamed in real time to the virtual audience.

What is the schedule?

At a Glance:

Monday, May 22
  • Industry Panels (virtual)
Tuesday, May 23
  • AALA member and editor programming (in-person and livestreamed)
  • Libraries are Essential (virtual)
  • Books & Authors: Comic & Graphic Novels (in-person and livestreamed)
Wednesday, May 24
  • Books & Authors: Adult books (in-person and livestreamed)
  • Books & Authors: Children’s books (in-person and livestreamed)
Thursday, May 25
  • PW Editors’ Picks: Adult books (virtual)
  • PW Editors’ Picks: Children’s books (virtual)
Will there be a variety of speakers?

The three authors and books tracks will each offer: one “big books of next season” panel, featuring big authors; a debut author panel; 2–3 keynote speakers; plus a variety of “in-conversation” pieces with media and authors. We are rolling out speakers weekly and will have most posted online March 30–April 7, 2023.

Do the attendees select who to listen to and when, or do the attendees sit in an auditorium for the day and just listen to the presenter on the stage?

Each program will take place in one larger room or auditorium so, yes, you will listen to the presenters in that room for the day.

Is there an opportunity to speak to publishers/vendors and see new and upcoming books?

There will not be exhibits at the venue; they will be held online. An in-person pass gives you access to virtual “PubHubs” where sponsors will post and host a plethora of material.

Will I be able to get galleys at the event?

We will be distributing physical galleys at the in-person events. Digital galleys will be available online as part of the virtual experience.

Will I be able to see who’s attending the event on the show website?

Sponsors will be listed on the website and online in the virtual event hall. Individual registrants will not be listed on the website. Sponsors and publishers will be located in “PubHubs” in the virtual environment, accessible to all in-person and virtual attendees. During the show in the virtual environment, you will be able to see who else is attending and connect with them directly.

Can editors/publishers make appointments to meet with the agents during the AALA programing on Tuesday at the in-person event, even if they are not members of AALA?

Yes, editors, publishing professionals and agents (AALA and non-AALA members) are all invited to attend the Tuesday sessions at varying ticket levels, make appointments and network with others. See tickets options and register here.

Can registrants make appointments at set times to meet for private chats with other registrants in the virtual Networking Room?

Yes, you may set up a time to meet with another registrant in the virtual networking room for a private chat. But it is not an exclusive time; others will probably be there at the same time. You will go into a private room within the networking room to have a private chat.

What is the price to attend?

Pricing coming soon with day passes as low as $69 USD (in-person) and $19.99 (librarians and booksellers virtual-only access).

Students: FREE
Contact Krista Rafanello at krafanello@publishersweekly.com to reserve your spot.

Use code EARLY at checkout for early-bird rates.

See all ticket prices and register here.

Contact eventsupport@publishersweekly.com with questions.

Can I register a group?

YES, we encourage it! Corporate group rates with reduced pricing is available. Encourage team-building, networking and professional development. For group pricing, contact Cevin Bryerman, cbryerman@publishersweekly.com

Do you offer different rates for independent publishers and nonprofits?

We do! Contact Cevin Bryerman, cbryerman@publishersweekly.com for a discount code.

What are the technical requirements to attend virtually?

System requirements are very minimal and standard. We recommend accessing the website on a desktop for the best experience but you can use phone and tablet as well. See system requirements here.

What if I am not able to view all of the presentations?

We got you covered! All of the panels, programming, sponsor resources, and content will be available on-demand through June 30, 2023.

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, and MILS library students.

I am a member of the press. How can I claim my complimentary pass?

Visit our press page here.

How do I become a sponsor?

Contact Cevin Bryerman at cbryerman@publishersweekly.com.

What if I need to cancel my ticket?

All sales are final but we understand that extenuating circumstances might arise. Should you need to request a cancellation/refund, contact Krista Rafanello at krafanello@publishersweekly.com.

Have more questions? Contact our general support address at eventsupport@publishersweekly.com

Early Bird Pricing Available:
Use code EARLY when you claim your ticket
(Applies to in-person tickets only)