Industry Events

ABA Moves Children’s Institute to 2021
April 2, 2020

The American Booksellers Association announced that it will postpone Children’s Institute, its annual conference of children’s book publishers, authors, and retailers, until 2021.

At On Air Fest, the Lit World Pivots to Audio
March 24, 2020

The fourth annual On Air Fest, held earlier this month in Brooklyn, prominently featured a number of figures and institutions from the book world, reflecting a growing publishing and literary presence in the podcast sector.

West Coast Literary Events Go Online
March 16, 2020

With book tours, festivals, conferences, and other literary events being canceled around the world due to COVID-19 concerns, the tech-friendly west coast literary community has begun creating digital events to keep authors and readers connected during the coming weeks of social distancing and quarantine.

MoCCA Arts Fest Rescheduled Over Virus Concerns
March 12, 2020

The MoCCA Arts Festival, an annual festival of indie and self-published comics and graphic novels organized by the Society of Illustrators, has been postponed due to the continuing spread of the new coronavirus.

Coronavirus Leads to Smaller AWP Conference
March 11, 2020

The threat of the new coronavirus lead to a loss of attendees and exhibitors at the AWP conference in San Antonio, but the show went on and gave a boost to local writers and organizations.