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Meetings and Shows

 The major shows attended by IPG are:

  •  BookExpo America (BEA)
  • Frankfurt Book Fair
  • Guadalajara Book Fair (FIL)
  • London Book Fair (LBF)
  • American Library Association Conference and Exhibit (ALA)
  • American Association of School Librarians Conference and Exhibit (AASL)
  • Public Librarian Association Conference and Exhibit (PLA)

IPG also attends a growing list of specialized meetings such as those organized by the Museum Store Association (MSA), the Association of Partners for Public Lands, and the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA).

In addition, IPG attends various trade shows each year, many of which are associated with scholarly groups, such as the Modern Language Association, the Association of Asian Studies, and the American Sociological Association. Many of these specialized meetings and shows offer an opportunity to sell books, and all of them generate sales leads.

IPG takes 2,400 square feet of booth space at the yearly BEA exposition. The IPG display includes 10 x 10-foot booths, many fixtures on which cover posters can be mounted, and a large area for tables and chairs used by publishers for business meetings with customers and contacts during the show. Publishers can choose their level of participation and expense.

Except for the BEA national convention, there is never any charge to IPG client publishers when their titles are displayed at these meeting and shows.


Cynthia Murphy

Library & Education Sales Manager

Cynthia has been in publishing for more than 25 years. She spent the lion's share of her publishing career with Rand McNally & Company, where she progressed from management positions in advertising and sales promotion, event planning, and sales support to sales, where she ultimately had responsibility for that company's domestic commission book rep groups and its network of international sales distributors and agents.

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