#AWP21 Bookfair

Reach an even greater audience for your books, magazines, and other services and products at the #AWP21 Bookfair, North America’s largest literary marketplace! We are excited to offer exhibitors the opportunity to exhibit virtually! AWP is here to support you in your sales goals, in addition to expanding your network of friends, writers, collaborators, and contacts. While this is AWP’s first foray into the virtual world, we are committed to providing our exhibitors with a meaningful experience.

Exhibit sales will open in late October, 2020. Please check back to this page for updates!

For a preview of what exhibiting virtually might look like, watch this video from our virtual event platform Pathable. We will be posting more video tutorials soon!

$350 Virtual Exhibit Space includes:

Engagement
  • Meet with your visitors individually, in groups, or schedule appointments with your video conferencing meeting room. Take advantage of one-to-one messaging and text-chat as well!
  • Enjoy Bookfair hours each day with no competing programming. Exhibitors are encouraged to staff their virtual space during a window of time each day and attendees are encouraged to visit and engage with bookfair exhibitors.
  • Host meet & greet events with your authors, staff, or representatives.
  • Stay tuned for more details on gamifying the bookfair to drive traffic to your exhibit space, in addition to prizes, raffles, and giveaways for exhibitors!
Sales & Promotion:
  • Brand and customize your exhibit space.
  • Access email addresses and other optional contact information from visitors to your exhibit space.
  • Post links, videos, and other content to drive traffic to your website.
  • A special additional 5 percent commission over the standard 10 percent through #AWP21 Official Bookseller Bookshop.org between January 19, 2021 through March 7, 2021.
Registration:
  • 2 bookfair set-up access registrations (BSA), which include full conference access (value of $70-$90 each!)
Support:
  • Access resources for exhibiting virtually, including video tutorials and text resources for making the most of your exhibiting experience.
  • Learn sales & marketing tips for achieving a return on your investment in the virtual bookfair.
  • Need help? AWP staff are here! Email bookfairservices@awpwriter.org.

Author Tables:

A $50 author table includes one-day access to:

  • Meet & talk with your readers in your own customizable video meeting room, one-on-one, or in small groups.
  • Post links, content, or videos to drive traffic to your or your publisher’s website.
  • Access email addresses and other optional contact information from all visitors to your author table.
  • Receive book placement on AWP’s Bookshop.org affiliate page for easy sales of your book (deadline to provide ISBN numbers to AWP is January 15, 2021).
  • Access resources for exhibiting virtually, including video tutorials and PDF resources for making the most of your exhibiting experience.
  • Learn sales & marketing tips for achieving a return on your investment in the virtual bookfair.
  • Your choice of day: Wednesday, March 3; Thursday, March 4; Friday, March 5; Saturday, March 6.
  • Need help? AWP staff are here! Email bookfairservices@awpwriter.org.

*This opportunity is for individuals only and not for presses, journals, magazines, institutions, or organizations.
**To purchase an author table, you must be logged in to a user account linked to a valid registration.

Saturday Community Bookfair

To make the exhibit hall even more vibrant and inclusive, micro-presses and other small literary organizations grossing less than $2,000 for fiscal year 2020 are welcome to apply for a free exhibit space in our Saturday Community Bookfair, which will take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021. One BSA registration is included and also allows access to all conference content.

Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis from November through January. Application to open soon! For questions, please email bookfairservices@awpwriter.org.

 

Bookfair Exhibitor Agreement

Accessibility Services

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

#AWP21
#AWP21

March 3–6, 2021
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center

Bookfair Contact

Bookfair Manager
(240) 696-7741
bookfairservices
@awpwriter.org