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AAP Book Buzz Stage

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall AB

Visit the Book Buzz Stage, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, in the Exhibits Hall to hear the latest publisher “buzz” for 2018!

Thursday, March 22

10:00 AM–11:30 AM

AAP Children’s Publishers Book Buzz I
This morning’s slate of publisher title previews will feature Random House Children’s Books, Disney Book Group, Ingram, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Children’s Books, Workman, W.W. Norton, Quirk, Sourcebooks, and Bloomsbury.

3:00 PM–4:30 PM

AAP Adult Publishers Book Buzz I
This afternoon’s slate of publishers adult title previews will feature HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, W.W. Norton, Quirk, Ingram, Workman, and Sourcebooks.

Friday, March 23

10:00 AM–11:30 AM

AAP Children’s Publishers Book Buzz II
This morning’s second installment of children’s publisher title previews will feature Chronicle Books, Wednesday Books & Flatiron Books YA, Soho, Macmillan Children’s Publishing, Harlequin, Penguin Young Readers, New York Review Books, Albert Whitman & Co., Scholastic, and Holiday House.

12:30 PM–2:00 PM

AAP Adult Publishers Book Buzz II
This afternoon of publisher title previews will feature New York Review Books, Other Press, Bloomsbury, Macmillan, Soho, Harlequin, Hachette, and Image Comics.


PLA thanks the Association of American Publishers for its support of the Book Buzz Stage.

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Cancellation Policy

The PLA 2018 Conference is offered on a cost-recovery basis. PLA reserves the right to cancel all or any part of this event if there is insufficient registration or for other reasons. Neither ALA nor PLA is responsible for cancellation charges assessed by the airlines or travel agencies, or other losses incurred due to the cancellation of the workshops. All information listed on this website is subject to change.

Attendee Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations, requests for refunds, and/or changes will be accepted until February 23, 2018, and are subject to a $30 handling fee. Refunds will be processed after April 23, 2018. According to PLA policy, all meal events require preregistration. The above cancellation/change information also applies to all preconferences, meal events, and tours. No meal tickets will be sold onsite.

Exhibitor Cancellation Policy

All booth space cancellation requests must be received in writing by Show Management (Corcoran Expositions). If space is reduced, the net reduction of space will be treated as a cancellation of that space. If Show Management receives a written request for cancellation of space on or before October 31, 2017, the exhibitor will be eligible for a refund less the nonrefundable deposit of $950 per 100 square feet of exhibit space. For cancellations received after October 31, 2017, exhibitors are liable for 100% of the cost of space.


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