Children’s Institute Expo

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Welcome to the Children’s Institute Expo! 

 

Take a look at the variety of special offers some publishers and business partners are making available to Ci9 attendees (not all publishers and vendors have offers). Visit their booths to learn more and meet with representatives.

 

Expo hours are:
 
BIPOC Small Presses
Monday, August 30
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm ET
 
Publisher and Business Partners
Tuesday, August 31
9:00 am to 6:00 pm ET
 
Publisher and Business Partners
Wednesday, September 1
9:00 am to 6:15 pm ET

 

Special offers and happenings:
 
Abrams
Offering a special discount for booksellers as part of the IndieLove program.
Stop by the booth for Meet the Publicist and to set up meetings Abrams’ Indie Ambassador.
 
Annick Press
Opening signup for Paper Bag Princess Day (March 5) to Ci9 attendees. Get an indie exclusive event kit, and the first 15 signups will get a bonus “Stand up to dragons” tote bag.
Staff will be available at all times throughout the show.
 
Anthology
Special offer for booksellers on Anthology POS software.
Staff will be on hand in the booth during the event and will provide live demonstrations.
 
Astra Publishing, minedition, and Boyds Mills & Kane
Enter to win a selection of fall 2021 books from Astra Publishing House’s children's imprints. 
 
Baker & Taylor Publisher Services
Check the Galley Room for ARCs and finished copies from our publishers, and contact your B&T rep for special offers.
B&T's Dan Verdick will be at the booth throughout the event, and there will be a video link of rep favorites.
 
Barefoot Books
Offering a special discount for booksellers.
 
Batch
Staff will be on hand to demonstrate Batch for Books and answer questions.
 
Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc)
Staff will be available in the booth during the event. Order exclusive Ci9 merch here. All proceeds benefit Binc.
 
Bloomsbury
Staff will be on hand to talk about titles in the Galley Room and upcoming releases.
 
Booklog
Special offer for booksellers on Booklog software.
Staff will provide live demonstrations during the event.
 
Catalyst
Visit Catalyst’s event page to learn more about the publisher’s titles and view author interviews, educational resources, and more.
 
Chronicle
Offering a special discount for booksellers.
 
DJECO
Offering a special discount for booksellers.
 
Drag Queen Story Hour
Pop into our Expo booth to chat with us to see how we can bring Drag Queen Story Hour to your customers, get our curated books lists, and even create your own drag name! 
 
Every Child a Reader
Visit our booth to claim your free Children's Book Week poster. 
 
HarperCollins Children's Books
Staff will be available throughout the event to talk with attendees. 
 
HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Ask about our growth fund for independent bookstore retailers for new or dormant accounts. Brand new store? We also have a new store fund.
 
Holiday House / Pixel +Ink / Peachtree
Offering a special discount for booksellers.
Staff will be available for office hours during the show.
 
Independent Publishers Group
Marketing and sales staff will be in the booth to talk with booksellers. 
 
Ingram Content Group and Indies for Indies
Visit our booths to set up an appointment with a rep. 
 
Libro.fm
Sign up to get free ALCs (audiobook listening copies)! Email us at bookstores@libro.fm.
Staff members will be available in the booth throughout the event.
 
Orca Book Publishers
Offering a special discount for booksellers.
Staff will be available in the booth from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET each day.
 
PartnerShip 
Save up to 50% with FedEx by signing up for ABA's Shipping Program.
Staff will be available in the booth during most Expo hours.
 
Publishers Weekly
Visit our booth to learn more about how to access great children’s titles due out this fall and winter. 
Don’t have your free PW subscription? Drop us a note in the chat and we’ll get you set up!
 
Purple Diamond Press
Offering a special discount for booksellers.
 
Quarto Kids / The Quarto Group
Offering a special discount for booksellers.
Visit the booth to chat with staff and to enter the giant book bundle giveaway.
 
Scholastic
Offering a special discount for booksellers; see your Scholastic sales rep for details.
Director of Field Sales Dan Moser will be at the booth to answer questions and help booksellers get started with Scholastic.
 
Second Story Press
Offering a special discount for booksellers.

Staff will be on hand to chat, and author interviews will be streaming on Second Story's YouTube.

 
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Visit the Galley Room for exclusive copies of coveted titles!
Staff will be rotating in and out of the booth during the event.
 
Sourcebooks
Reach out to Margaret Coffee to learn more about the Books Change Lives promotion! 
Staff will be available in the booth to chat throughout the show.
 
Street Noise Books
Staff will be in the booth during the event.
 
Strive Community Publishing
Offering a special discount for booksellers.
Founder Mary Taris will be available to answer any questions.
 
Workman
Sign up for our newsletter for indie booksellers to hear about key publicity, special offers, giveaways, and more! 
Staff will be on hand to chat with booksellers during the event.

 

 

 

 

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