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The Beijing International Book Fair is just around the corner in August, and while it’s too late to get your book in the mix to exhibit at this year’s fair, you can already purchase the option to exhibit next year in Beijing! After all, you don’t want to miss the chance to display your book before more than 2,000 publishers and 200,000 other attendees!

Book fairs are an excellent way for self-published authors to promote their books and network with industry professionals, and the Beijing International Book Fair is the largest publishing industry event in the Asian Market! This event provides a huge opportunity for self-published authors like you, especially considering China is the most populous country in the world and has one of the longest literary legacies. This market is interested in books translated into their local language as well as the rights to distribute English Language content. English language titles are at the forefront of the market growth in China.

If you write children’s books, we have good news for you! Children’s books authors can be especially lucrative in Beijing, since the government mandates that all Chinese children learn English at an early age. STEM material, academic areas, sports, sports medicine, and military history are also areas that have been in high demand in past years.

Should you invest in our service to exhibit your book at the Beijing International Book Fair, your book will receive valuable exposure with other Outskirts Press titles. A representative will be available to personally answer questions about your book. Outskirts Press will provide the necessary copies of the book and all the necessary contact information for both the author and publisher, so interested parties can make further contact, during or after the fair. All inquiries Outskirts Press receives about your book will be forwarded directly to you for personal follow-up.

The Beijing Book Fair is August 23-27. Hundreds of thousands of visitors attend the show annually to see the books from dozens of different countries. Your book could be there in 2018!

It’s never too early to invest in your book’s future. Now is the time to reserve your spot. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Register Now for the 2015 Beijing Book Fair

Thousands of authors, booksellers, literary agents – and, of course, the book-buying public – gather annually at the Beijing International Book Fair.

The 20th annual Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) kicks off August 26-30, 2015 at the China International Exhibition Center. Thousands of authors from around the world will gather at the fair to display their work. It’s also a one-of-a-kind opportunity to mix, mingle and network with booksellers, publisher, literary agents and other book-related professionals on the lookout for talent and compelling books.

No other country has experienced the growth in the world marketplace that China has, and that impact has been greatly felt in the publishing and bookselling world. Blossoming readership in China represents an enormous opportunity for authors to take advantage of the growing demand for book translations, and publishers are scrambling to feed the frenzy. There is surging consumer demand for all types of books, and getting your book in front of this potential market can have a tremendously positive effect on the success of your book.

Now through this Friday, July 10, 2015, register for the Beijing International Book Fair while you still can for this exciting international book fair!

It’s never too early to plan for a thrilling trip to market your book internationally. Let Outskirts Press get your tour of the 2015 Beijing International Book Fair in order for you, so you can get the word out!
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The Value of Book Fairs

When most of us think of book fairs, we tend to do so from the reader’s perspective. We imagine browsing the beautiful covers, flipping the crisp pages and, ultimately, taking home an armload of them for months of reading pleasure.

Book fairs are a boon for readers. Well, some of the same things that make book fairs beneficial for consumers also make them beneficial for you, the author, and you don’t even need to crisscross the country to get to them! Outskirts Press can get your book out and about for you (more on that in a bit).

Here are three valuable benefits you can reap through attendance at a big book fair:

  1. Exposure. Thousands of readers, agents and publishing industry pros – sometimes hundreds of thousands – attend the major book fairs in London, Frankfurt, Beijing and more. Even if someone doesn’t purchase your book the day of the fair, you gain exposure for your byline that can help you down the road.
  2. Sales. Odds are, however, you’ll make connections with many readers during these well-attended events. Any situation that puts you face to face with readers is an opportunity to sell.
  3. Real Connections. Readers and industry professionals who have no trouble deleting marketing emails or navigating away from a page are generally far more receptive when they meet the author or author representative in person. This personal connection is an opportunity to get them excited about your book in ways a summary or cover art cannot. Often, they generate word-of-mouth long after the fair is over.

If you’re new to book fairs, consider one (or all) of the following epic book events where Outskirts Press can represent you and your book:

  • LONDON BOOK FAIR – Capitalize by exposing your book to key industry contacts like acquisitions agents, editors and translation rights agents.
  • BOOK EXPO OF AMERICA (BEA) – Every year the BEA welcomes more than 100,000 international attendees, authors, publishers, agents and buyers.
  • BEIJING INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR – Readership in China represents an enormous opportunity (and gap that needs to be filled) for translations and publishers seeking to feed the frenzy.
  • FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR – Each year, nearly 10,000 publishing professionals and industry insiders converge on this event, which hosts approximately 50% more international publishers than BEA.

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Self-Publishing Authors Can Register Now for 2014 Beijing Book Fair

Thousands of authors, booksellers, literary agents — and, of course, the book-buying public — gather annually at the Beijing International Book Fair.

The 20th annual Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) kicked off today at the China International Exhibition Center. Today through Sept. 1, thousands of authors from around the world will gather at the fair to display their work. It’s also a one-of-a-kind opportunity to mix, mingle and network with booksellers, publisher, literary agents and other book-related professionals on the lookout for talent and compelling books.

No other country has experienced the growth in the world marketplace that China has, and that impact has been greatly felt in the publishing and bookselling world. Blossoming readership in China represents an enormous opportunity for authors to take advantage of the growing demand for book translations, and publishers are scrambling to feed the frenzy. There is surging consumer demand for all types of books, and getting your book in front of this potential market can have a tremendously positive effect on the success of your book.

With the 2013 event now it full swing, it’s too late to get in on BIBF for this year; however, registrations for the Beijing International Book Fair are currently being accepted for the 2014 event — why not plan ahead for an exciting international trip?

Outskirts Press published authors who are interested in participating in the fair next year can find details and ordering information in the Author’s Center (or find out how to save 25% on all four book fair events throughout the year with the Global Book Tour package).

It’s never too early to plan for a thrilling trip to market your book internationally. Let Outskirts Press get your tour of the 2014 Beijing International Book Fair in order for you, so you can get the word out!

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