VIRTUAL EVENT FAQ

What is U.S. Book Show?

U.S. Book Show is an online conference spanning three days, May 25–27, 2021. The conference will feature rich editorial panels and author panels highlighting Fall 2021 books. The wide variety of books 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 experience be?

Attendees will enter a virtual environment and navigate through different “rooms,” including a theater that hosts all of the programming, exhibit halls featuring publishers in 3-D booths, a networking lounge where people can gather for scheduled chats or to meet up and network. A Grab a Galley room will allow attendees to request digital and physical galleys.

Publisher booths allow for attendees to talk via chat directly with publisher representatives and authors. Attendees can also download chapters, galleys, promotional materials, title lists and catalogs as well as participate in giveaways, view author discussions and more. All of the downloadable content from the show can be collected and downloaded directly to an attendee’s digital “swag bag.”

Will I have a badge?

Upon entering the conference, attendees will be given a personal profile that others will see. The information that you include at registration: first name, last name, professional title and company/library name will be pre-populated. You will be able to edit your profile and upload a photo upon arriving. Your profile or “avatar” allows for you and others to easily recognize each other to allow for networking and sharing of information.

What is the price to attend?

Tickets are all-inclusive! All editorial programming, author events and discussions, the exhibit halls, awards programming, keynote addresses, scheduled chats, networking, access to galleys, materials and give-aways are included in the price of your ticket.

Early bird tickets (through April 16, 2021): $89.00
General admission (April 16-May 25, 2021): $149

Register as a Librarian, Library Board Trustee/Member and Friend of Library Organizations: $35.00

Register as a Bookseller: $35.00

MLIS Students: FREE
Contact Krista Rafanello at krafanello@publishersweekly.com to request your badge.

Can I register a group?

YES, we encourage it! Corporate and library rates for group attendance, with reduced pricing, 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.

How do I access U.S. Book Show?

You will be sent your login credentials a few days prior to the show’s start.

What are the technical requirements to attend?

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! While the three-day live experience will include one-on-one connections with exhibitors, sponsors and attendees, the conference will be open for three (3) months following the end date. You can go back at your leisure to view all of the panels and programming on-demand and continue to collect resources and materials.

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.

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

Visit our press page here.

How do I exhibit?

Click here to see sponsor info. Contact Cevin Bryerman for a prospectus at cbryerman@publishersweekly.com.

Is there a list of exhibitors I can view?

Click here for sponsor and exhibitor information.

What if I need to have my ticket refunded?

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

If you previously purchased a ticket but have a promo code and need to make changes, contact bookshowsupport@publishersweekly.com.

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

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