BookExpo America (BEA) Badge Categories

Register here for BEA, IDPF Digital Book Conference, and BEA Bloggers Conference.
BEA is a trade-only event and welcomes qualified members of the book industry trade. BEA's badge categories (see table below) help you to be identified properly. Please note the verification information required for each category because you will be prompted to enter this information when you register.

Badges will be audited to ensure you chose the correct badge category. BEA reserves the right to revoke badge credentials if you have not chosen the proper badge category and have not provided the proper verification. You will be notified prior to BEA if there are any questions regarding your badge verification. Please note, if you select an accurate badge category that best reflects your position in the book industry and provide the verification, there should be no additional follow up needed.

BEA pricing is based on what badge category you fall into. View 2016 BEA Pricing.


Contact Customer Service at (Subject Line: BEA) or 800-840-5614.

Attendee Badge Category Verification Required Information Requested

(Non ABA member bookstore personnel)

Tax ID or store number

(Retail outlets that include books among other products)

Tax ID or store number

(Library Staff)

Library or system name

(Teachers currently working for a school, university, or other institution of education)

School name and principal or administrator

ABA Members
(ABA members currently working at a store)

ABA member number

Digital Service/Solution Provider
(Professionals working for a digital service company or digital solution providers)

Title and Company Name

Licensing/Rights & Literary Agents
(Literary agents, scouts, licensing professionals, etc. interested in content commerce)

Title and Company Name

(Author of a published book)

ISBN Number and publisher

Publishing Personnel
(Editors, editorial assistants, or any staffer currently employed by a publisher)

Title and Company Name

Non-Editorial Media
(Print, TV, Cable Companies, Syndicates, Bloggers, advertising, sales, and media executives.)

Title and Company Name

Publishing Consultants & Agencies
(Public Relations and Marketing Firms, Independent Industry Consultants, Book Packager)

Name of at least one book industry client.

Non Profits & Associations
(All book industry related non-profits such as literacy organizations, writers associations, friends of a library, community groups, municipal groups, university publishing programs, etc.)

501C3 Number

Film & TV Production
(Film and TV employees interested in content commerce)

Title Company Name

Friends, Family & Children

Name of attendee you are accompanying

Book Industry Professional
(Wholesaler, distributor, or any attendee who considers themselves a part of the book industry but is NOT included in any of our attendee profiles)

Your name on letterhead and description of your role in the industry.

Book Club Leaders/Facilitators
(You must lead an official book group of at least 10 members and meet at least 10 times a year at a minimum.)

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