BookExpo America (BEA) Global Market Forum Introduces Poland For Exploration Into Growing Publishing Market


Spotlight on Billion Dollar Market to Highlight Trends, Introduce Artists and Works, Discuss Strategies to Connect with American Readers

Norwalk, CT, March 24, 2016:  BookExpo America (BEA) is shining a spotlight on its partnership with Poland - the guest country at this year’s BEA Global Market Forum. Over the past two decades, a publishing sector worth well over $1 billion has emerged, building on a rich tradition of book and reading culture. Through the partnership, Poland will host several panels and seek to give attendees a deeper understanding of the market.

The Polish publishing industry is supported by leading science and educational publishers who have successfully attracted international investors. Children’s authors, illustrators and publishers have a sound reputation of being among the finest in their respective segment worldwide. And digital innovators have been recognized as both creative and technologically advanced.

After being the guest of honor at several internationally leading book fairs in the past, Poland is now preparing for its premier presentation in the US. The appearance at BEA in Chicago will also allow to connect with a significant community of Polish descendants.

In the professional education program of BEA, on May 11, 2016, five panel debates with senior Polish and American speakers will provide an overview on the Polish publishing market and a selection of its finest companies. Topics will include:

  • Highlight current trends and dynamics of the book industry;
  • Identify opportunities to invest in Polish publishing houses;
  • Show case particularly successful examples of Polish multimedia publishing projects;
  • Introduce domestic and international samples of outstanding works for children and young adult readers, and
  • Discuss strategies to connect American readers with contemporary Polish literature.

The BEA Global Market Forum Poland has been curated in a joint effort of the Polish Book Institute in Cracow, the Polish Chamber of Books in Warsaw, the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, and BookExpo America.

Previous guest countries to the BEA Global Market Forum include China, Russia, Spain, Mexico, and Italy.

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BookExpo America (BEA) is North America’s largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an international audience. The event is widely known as an ideal place for content creators, media, booksellers, rights professionals, and movie and television executives to meet new authors, discover new books, learn about trends shaping the book industry, and network with those who have a passion for books and reading. BEA is foremost a gathering place for creative writers and thinkers and the commerce they create. It is recognized for the media attention it brings to upcoming books as well as for the notable authors it attracts to the convention itself. BEA is organized with the support of association partners including the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the American Booksellers Association (ABA).
Contact: BEA GMF Ruediger Wischenbart, Director of International Affairs, BEA

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