More publishing opportunities unlocked in the Big Apple

Engaging with emerging trends in the art and business of publishing—for three days from May 30 to June 1, 2018, BookExpo 2018 gathered together publishers, librarians, booksellers, authors, and readers in New York City. Held annually, BookExpo 2018 found its home and host in Manhattan’s Javits Center. Since 2015, LitFire Publishing has made its presence felt at BookExpo, and it continues to do so this year.


BookExpo 2018 officially opened with a talk by Barnes & Noble chairman Len Riggio, whose reflections on physical bookstores in an increasingly digital world resonated with everyone in attendance. At LitFire’s Booth 2948, authors Barak Lurie (Atheism Kills), Robert Buckingham (Trafficking), Meredith Villano (Warriors Eat Alphabet Soup), Stephen Holt (The Cannabis Revolution), Susan Savion (Quoting Matilda: The Words and History of a Forgotten Suffragist), and William Palmer (We Called Ourselves Rocketboatmen) presented their books. See the full list of books on display here.

With those book signings and photo shoots, passers-by turned into new readers and strangers turned into future collaborators. In addition to the books, LitFire also gave away merchandise such as pins and tote bags. Other event highlights include the Adult Book and Author Breakfasts, in-booth meet-ups with publicists and editors, education sessions and other industry panels.

With BookExpo 2018 successfully wrapped up, authors can now clear their calendars for the next literary festival that LitFire is already preparing for: Frankfurt Book Fair on October 10 to 14, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Interested in participating? Click here.