Book Events and Associations for Authors

Below is a list of book events for authors held throughout the year.

All Book-Related Events
    •    American Library Association Annual
    •    American Library Association Midwinter
    •    ASJA Writers Conference (4/24-4/26)
    •    Association of College and Research Libraries
    •    Baltimore Book Festival
    •    Beijing International Book Fair
    •    Bologna Book Fair
    •    BookExpo America (5/29-5/31)
    •    BookExpo America **New Title Showcase**
    •    Calif. Library / Calif. School Library Assns.
    •    Collingswood Book Festival
    •    Connecticut Library Association
    •    Florida Library Association
    •    Frankfurt International Book Fair
    •    Greenleaf Author Summit
    •    Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
    •    London Book Fair
    •    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    •    Miami Book Fair
    •    Michigan Library Association
    •    Michigan Reading Association
    •    National Education Association
    •    National Speakers Association Convention
    •    New England Library Association
    •    New Jersey Library Association
    •    New York Library Association
    •    New York State Reading Association
    •    Pennsylvania Library Association
    •    Self-Publishing Book Expo
    •    Texas Library Association

Below is a list of Book Associations for Authors that can be useful to join as an author:

The Independent Book Publishers Association:
A trade association of independent publishers founded in 1983, IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association consists of book, audio and video publishers located in the United States and around the world. Its mission is to advance the professional interests of independent publishers. To this end, IBPA provides cooperative marketing programs, education and advocacy within the publishing industry. Visit their website.

National Speaker’s Association:
The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and speaking profession. NSA’s thousands of members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, authors and more. Visit their website.

Small Publishers Association of America:
The Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN) is committed to supporting authors and independent publishers as a nonprofit trade association. Their mission is to build successful writing and publishing businesses. SPAN’s promise is to provide benefits to their members that will help sell more books, make more money and raise their standing as experts in their field. Visit their website.

Novelists, Inc.:
A resource for novelists that have published two or more books, this organization offers a newsletter, networking opportunities, digital networking opportunities, discounts and more for their members. Visit their website.

Association of Independent Authors: 
The Association of Independent Authors is a membership organization that supports independent authors that spans across five continents including North America, Asia, Australia, and South Africa. Visit their website.