Many authors question whether it is worthwhile to attend book exhibitions and trade shows. If you have the right attitude towards looking for opportunities, you will agree that going to book fairs is a valuable experience. This is especially true for indie authors attending the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (LATFOB), the biggest book fair in the United States.
The LA Times Festival of Books is not a small event to be ignored. When you’re there, you have to seize every moment to stay informed about the industry, market, and production of books. If you choose to go there with ReadersMagnet, rest assured that you will go to the event like a star instead of just someone passing by. We would want you to take note of the following items to ensure you’ll get what you need after the book fair at the University of Southern California (USC).
Plan Your Visit in Advance
If this is your first time, do some research to learn the basics of book fairs and make a clear list of your goals. It is also advisable to visit the official website of LATFOB to stay updated. If you join the event through ReadersMagnet, scheduling your visit in advance and even looking for the best place to park will be an easy task.
Big events, like the LA Times Festival of Books, are designed largely for professionals in the industry. Many attendees come to connect or network with other industry insiders aside from looking for opportunities to get higher sales of books. Carefully planning what to do at the event will help you get the best of it.
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Prepare Necessary Materials
For some reason, it is not wise to assume that you will be able to share your book ideas with anyone. We suggest that you bring some high-quality information with you in case the opportunity does present itself.
Fortunately, if you’re an author connected with ReadersMagnet, you have a big advantage. Our marketing professionals prepare the tools for you, such as business cards, bookmarks, and flyers. You have to make sure, though, that you already have the book ready for display. Importantly, you should have your books prepared if you are scheduled for a book signing.
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Stay Alert for Unexpected Opportunities
By now, you might already know what to expect at the LA Times Festival of Books on April 22 and 23, 2023. Nonetheless, unexpected opportunities might come your way, so you have to be prepared. Though our staff here at ReadersMagnet are ready to help you, it is still wise to be ready in body and mind.
Alongside careful planning, we suggest that you keep an eye and ear out for unplanned opportunities. Although you might not be able to meet the specific agency or literary agent you had chosen as the best fit for your book, you never know who you’ll be seated next to in the coffee line!
To get more details about LATFOB 2023, make sure to check out this page. For more information about how to go to the event with ReadersMagnet, feel free to reach out to us. We have consultants ready to accommodate you at 1-800-805-0762 or [email protected]. We’re more than happy to hear from you soon!