BookExpo & BookCon welcomes members of the Media from around the world and is happy to provide approved media members with a complimentary Media Badge. We must maintain a high standard of excellence when we award Media Badges, therefore we hope you understand the following:

  • Your Media Badge allows access as long as space is permitting.
  • Your Media Badge does not allow early access, special access or guaranteed seating.
  • Your Media Badge does not allow you to cut lines.
  • Your Media Badge will not allow access into any events requiring an additional ticket.

Complimentary Media Badges are extended as a courtesy BookExpo & BookCon. Each is issued individually and is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your Media Badge and any individuals conducting such activity will be disqualified from Media Badges at future ReedPOP events.

BookExpo & BookCon Media Registration is open for journalists regularly making editorial contributions (Editorial Media) only. Editorial Media includes Writers, Reporters, Reviewers, Producers, Photographers, Camerapersons , etc. who are attending specifically to write about BookExpo & BookCon to cover the event for newspapers, magazines, TV, blogs, podcasts, radio, etc.

Your approval for a Media Badge at previous editions of BookExpo, BookCon or other ReedPOP events does not guarantee you a Media Badge for BookExpo & BookCon 2017. You must complete the entire Media Badge application whether you have been approved previously or not.

Media Badges are limited in nature and will be issued only to professionally employed adults. Badges will not be issued to children, family or guests. BookExpo & BookCon reserves the right to approve or deny any application and limit the number of Media Badges provided to each organization.

Please Note: There is no audio or videotaping allowed during BookExpo or BookCon conference sessions unless prior approval is granted. If you are planning to bring a camera crew to shoot video on the BookExpo & BookCon Show Floor or other events, you must check in at the Media Office and be escorted by a BookExpo & BookCon Media Team Media Representative. If you are applying with a team, each person on your team needs to apply and be approved separately. Every individual applying for a Media Badge may only apply once. Please note: Media Badges are non-transferable and non-resellable.

Decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Application Process

After reading this page, please click through to the online form which follows. Complete this form in its entirety. Our Media Office will review your form and respond within 21 business days of your application. Please understand that simply submitting this form does not guarantee you a Media Badge. It is only after this full form is received, reviewed and approved that a Media Badge will be issued. Incomplete applications will not be approved.

Application Recommendations

Answer every question as truthfully and completely as you can. There are limited Media Badges available, which will be distributed across print, radio, television, websites, blogs and podcasts. Provide as much and as detailed information as you can. Incomplete and vague applications will not be approved.

Decisions are Final

BookExpo & BookCon reserves the right to approve or deny any application. This decision is final and cannot be appealed. Include any and all information in your application that will allow the BookExpo & BookCon Media Office to make an informed decision, as you will not be able to submit further information later on if your application is not approved.

Multiple Badges

If you intend to come to BookExpo & BookCon with a crew (photographer, cameramen, etc.), each member of this crew must complete an application. BookExpo reserves the right to approve or deny any application and limit the number of Media Badges provided to each organization.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at We look forward to seeing you at BookExpo & BookCon!

Have you read all the above? If so, please complete the online Media Badge application for BookExpo & BookCon.

Apply for your BookExpo & BookCon Media Badge


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