Autographing Exclusive Passes

Are you a fan looking for a VIP experience in the Autographing Area?
The Avid Reader Pass or Reader Pass Programs give you a premium experience by allowing you to obtain early tickets and/or skip to the front of the line for certain authors in the Autographing Area.

QUICK GLANCE AVID READER PASS READER PASS
PRE-SHOW TICKET SELECTION FOR TICKETED AUTHORS  ✔️   NO
“SKIP THE LINE” SPECIAL PASSES
2 1
TAX DEDUCTIBLE
✔️ ✔️
COST $150 $ 75

Avid Reader Pass

The Avid Reader Pass grants exclusive access to choose tickets in early May for certain high-profile author appearances in the Autographing Area. (Exact # of Tickets allotted per person is TBD based on publisher submissions however, we estimate that the 2020 ticket allowance will be around 6 tickets per person (3 for Thursday Authors and 3 for Friday Authors). New for 2020, this pass includes two (2) skip the line passes. The skip the line pass is a one-time use pass and can be used on any one book signing in the Autographing Area. *

* A skip the line pass can be used for a ticketed author signing or a non-ticketed author signing. The attendee must have a ticket for a ticketed author signing in order to use the front of the line pass.

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Readers Pass

The Reader Pass grants  one (1) skip the line pass. The skip the line pass can be used on any one book signing in the Autographing Area and will allow you to skip to the front of the line. In order for the pass to be used for a ticketed author signing session, the pass holder must also have a ticket.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a “skip the line pass”?
    This one-time use pass allows you to move to the front of the line for any (1) one signing session in the Autographing Area during BookExpo. Simply give your pass to a Crew Member and you will be escorted to the front of the line.
  • Can I use a “skip the line pass” for any signing session in Autographing?
    Yes, however, if the signing session is a “ticketed session” then you must also have a ticket.
  • If I purchase an Avid Reader Pass or a Reader Pass, how will I receive my tickets and/or passes?
    All pre-selected tickets and skip the line passes will be distributed at the Javits Center in the Attendee Registration Area during BookExpo.
  • Can I attend a Ticketed Author Signing Session if I am not an Avid Reader Pass Holder?
    Absolutely!  Free tickets are handed out at the Javits Center on Show Days at 7 am. If you are a readers pass holder or a regular attendee, you are welcome to pick up free tickets in the lobby. Tickets are generally available for all ticketed authors and are handed out first come, first served.
  • Is Autographing Area open to all attendees?
    Yes! Only about 10% of the Author’s require a special ticket. Any attendee or exhibitor with a badge can visit the Autographing Area to get a book signed by an Author. Ticketed Authors are highlighted on the website, mobile app and signage so you can easily identify who’s who.
  • If I have a ticket for a ticketed author, am I guaranteed to meet the author?
    Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that everyone will meet and get a book signed by each ticketed author. If you have a ticket, the signings are still first come, first served.
  • I purchased an Avid Reader Pass, am I guaranteed to get my top choice authors?
    The quantity of tickets available for every author is dictated by each publisher. Some authors will have more tickets available than other authors. In order to get your top choices, please mark your calendar and check your email frequently in early May (and your spam folder) so you don’t miss the important link.
  • I purchased an Avid Reader Pass, now what do I do?
    Sit tight! You will receive an email in early May with a link to choose your tickets. The ticket quantities for each author are dictated by the publishers so it is important that you select your tickets as soon as you receive the link. In years past, we have heard that the email can be sent to junk or spam folder for some people so please check there too.
  • I purchased a Reader Pass, now what do I do?
    You are all set! When you arrive to the Javits Center for Book Expo go directly to the Attendee Registration Area. Your badge and your 1 skip the line pass will be handed out there.

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