Ottawa Book Expo 2019: How to become a virtual exhibitor

Are you an ambitious author looking to promote your work? Or perhaps you are a local publishing company seeking to expand your services into newer markets? Then you’re welcome to become a part of the Ottawa Book Expo.

The Ottawa Book Expo would be held in the beautiful Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park on Sunday, October 20, 2019. It is bound to be one of the largest gatherings of authors, publishers and other professionals seeking to network with each other and reach out to a larger audience.

Recently, the book publishing industry has been transformed by the digital revolution. What previously contributed to publishing and marketing success may not be as successful in the near future. Committed authors who seek to continuously improve their craft, understand that in order to keep up with these drastic changes in the literary industry, they requireadequate educational opportunities and a network of professionals who can help them effectively create, market, and sell their books in this internet era.

Therefore, new and veteran authors who attend the book convention will get the much-neededmotivation, inspiration, exposure and guidance to grow their career, network, or book sales at Book Expo.

However, for those who would love to participate in the Expo but live outside of Ottawa, you can apply to become a ‘Featured Virtual Exhibitor’ and eliminate the need to travel—as it gives you the same visibility and benefits as regular attendees.

As a virtual exhibitor, your books and/or services will be displayed at a booth managed by Agora Publishing Consortium, who also recently provided similar services to authors and publishers at the Book Expo America at the Javits Centre in New York City which was held during the end of May 2019.

Becoming a virtual exhibitor would grant you quality exposure as you will be listed in the Ottawa Book Expo printed guide and on the official website as a 'Featured Virtual Exhibitor'. Also, articles about your books will benefit from search engine marketing, improving the visibility of your work.

Even without attending the Ottawa Book Expo, you are guaranteed more sales through social media marketing made available to virtual exhibitors. Also, you will be entitled to publish an unlimited amount of promotional newspaper-style articles on the site about your book(s).

The Ottawa Book Expo team seeks to utilize their broad experience in the Canadian book publishing industry to boost the commercial success of all exhibitors, and to promote a professional networking environment among all participants to further boost commercial success.

Exhibiting at the Expo is a great way for publishers and authors to reach out to new readers as this year's Ottawa Book Expo would encourage the building of new friendships and new business relationships among artists, technicians and writers/authors from all backgrounds and diversities on a non-discriminatory basis.

Furthermore, the Expo aims to showcase the literary-cultural vitality of Ottawa, and of Canada, while supporting not-for-profit and charitable focus on spreading social awareness about people who may have even gone to high school and not achieved basic literacy. It also supports authors and publishers seeking to promote marginalized voices in our society by expressing themselves through published titles—especially those different cultural backgrounds, gender and LGBTQ communities.

Visit OttawaBookExpo.ca and apply now to become an exhibitor; and partake in this great opportunity to reach out to local Ottawa and Canadian readers while discovering new opportunities to improve your skills and deepen your knowledge.


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