Jewish Book Exhibitors Association

The Jewish Book Exhibitors Association (JBEA) serves as a vehicle for publishers and authors of Jewish-interest books to promote their titles in new arenas. JBEA offers an opportunity to submit Jewish-interest titles to the Jewish Book Council to be displayed at large Jewish community conferences, such the biennial Jerusalem International Book Fair. Through JBEA, each submitted title is publicized directly to thousands of conference participants specifically searching for titles of Jewish interest to enhance their personal or professional libraries. 

Publishers of a limited number of Jewish interest books may find it neither efficient or feasible to reserve a space at national conventions. JBEA, a program of the Jewish Book Council, serves as a center for a coordinated exhibit at all major conferences. 

Publishers and authors are eligible to avail themselves of the opportunity to reach thousands of new readers through this service. The next opportunity to display through the Jewish Book Exhibitors Association will be at the 26th Jerusalem International Book Fair

JBEA at Jerusalem International Book Fair

The 26th Jerusalem International Book Fair will take place from February 10-15, 2013. The fair brings together vendors, publishers, literary agents, authors, editors and press from countries around the world. The JIBF has a distinctive energy and gathers the international publishing community to discover the newest talents and the latest publications available in each language while discussing rights exchanges and new business opportunities. 

We understand that for publishers with a select number of Jewish interest books or for individual authors, reserving an entire exhibit table at the Jerusalem International Book Fair, along with a ticket to Israel, is not always efficient or feasible, particularly not now with the slow economy. To ensure that your quality books are not excluded from this show, the Jewish Book Exhibitors Association, a program of the Jewish Book Council, has arranged to exhibit books and catalogs on your behalf from publishers all over the country who would not otherwise appear at the fair. This is an exciting opportunity to introduce your books of Jewish interest to publishers who are searching for the best books to introduce in translation in their own countries, as well as to the substantial English-speaking communities in Israel and around the world.

The JBEA booth, prominently located and staffed by Jewish Book Council professionals, will give buyers the opportunity to peruse display copies and order books from your catalog. Additionally, JBEA will distribute a catalog in which participating publishing houses will be listed individually, along with contact information and summaries of the displayed titles. The display copies will be donated to a local hospital library on the last day of the fair.

  • Reservation forms and payment must be sent to the Jewish Book Council along with a jpg of the book cover(s) (electronic files should be emailed to jbc@jewishbooks.org, hard copies should be mailed to at 520 Eighth Avenue, 4th Fl, New York, NY 10018 or faxed to 212-532-4952).
  • The early-bird cost to exhibit is $85.00 for the first title and $75.00 for each additional title until December 17, 2012. After December 17, the cost will be $100.00 for the first title and $90.00 for each additional title. The final submission deadline is January 25, 2013.
  • Bibliographic information (title, author, ISBN, and purchase price) along with a 2-3 sentence summary must be provided for each submitted book.
  • Payments may be made by check, via Paypal on the JBC website, or by credit card (Visa, American Express, or Mastercard) using the a credit card authorization form.
  • For every title that you wish to have displayed, you will need to send two copies for display. Order forms or catalogs may be included as well.
  • Books, catalogs, and order forms must be shipped to the Jewish Book Council, attention JBEA.
  • If you would like to exhibit with JBEA, please click here to download the reservation form and send it to the Jewish Book Council, accompanied by your payment. You may also use PayPal to submit your payment.

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    Jewish Book Council reserves the right to reject any title not in keeping with its mission statement.

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