Booth #338

The International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) is the largest gathering of Christian retailers in North America each year. It is hosted by CBA, the Association for Christian Retail.

As we have done for the past eight shows, Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) had a booth at the trade show. We exhibited 30 titles from 15 of our member publishers, gaining these titles exposure with both domestic and international book buyers.

In addition, representatives and authors from six of CSPA’s member publishers attended the show with us and hosted five author appearances with book signings.

CBA reports that overall attendance at the tradeshow was up 5% from last year with the total of exhibitors, authors, and retail professionals attending the show at 4,918.

A tradeshow is largely about networking, making connections, and planting seeds. We planted many seeds for our members’ books that we are praying will grow into fruit.

If you have never attended a Christian book show, I urge you to consider doing so next summer when ICRS is in Orlando, Florida. It is a great place to learn more about the industry and your competition, and, above all, to network and make connections that will help you in selling your books.


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