Last week, Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) represented our member publishers at the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) in Atlanta, Georgia. CBA, the sponsors of the show, reported that buyer attendance this year was up 2.4% over last year.
ICRS is not just about getting books into the hands of retail (i.e. bookstore) buyers. It is also about making connections and networking. There are many other opportunities for authors and publishers at ICRS including securing foreign rights interest in your books, securing media attention and interviews, and finding marketing opportunities.
This year, CSPA celebrated its 10th anniversary at the show. For ten years, CSPA has been representing, promoting, and strengthening small publishers in the Christian marketplace. We had a gorgeous, delicious cake that we shared with show attendees in honor of our milestone in helping small publishers and independent authors with information and marketing opportunities.
Watch the slide show below to view CSPA’s booth at ICRS 2014 and some of our author book signings.