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Book Fair Circuit


Get your book showcased and sold in front of an international audience with the Book Fair Circuit service.

Promote your work to new audiences by putting it on display before readers, buyers, industry professionals, book sellers, and even distributors at four well-attended international book fairs. Interested book buyers can easily purchase and secure a copy at these events as well.

This service includes:

  • Display space for your book at the following events:
    • New Delhi World Book Fair
    • Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair
    • Hong Kong Book Fair
    • Sharjah International Book Fair
  • 5 paperback copies of your book available for sale at each event
  • Listing in our exhibit catalog
  • Profile setup and 5-year membership on

Your book will be displayed and sold at the following events:



Show Dates

Registration Deadline

New Delhi World Book Fair

Held for the past 41 years, this fair is a key publishing event and India’s oldest book exhibit. It offers authors the unique opportunity to promote their work to India’s growing book industry.

New Delhi, India

Jan. 6-13, 2018

November 20, 2017

Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair

This fair is a highly anticipated book event where you can launch or promote your work to over 2 million book lovers. There are also book launches, seminars, conventions, and other activities for all levels of the reading community.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Apr. 27-May 7, 2017

March 13, 2017

Hong Kong Book Fair

This fair is a key cultural and book event attracting more than 600 international exhibitors and around a million attendees—a perfect venue for authors looking to promote or launch their work.

Hong Kong

Jul. 19-25, 2017

May 27, 2017

Sharjah International Book Fair

In 2013, Bookseller named this event one of the top four book fairs in the globe. And in 2015 alone, it attracted 1,547 publishers and 1.227 million attendees. This fair not only brings authors and readers together but also seeks to make books accessible to people, especially the younger generation.

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Nov. 1-11, 2017

September 1, 2017

In case you are unable to exhibit your titles on the scheduled dates for any or all of the four shows, you are able to book these shows for the next year instead. Published dates are subject to change by the event organizers without prior notice. Please contact Xlibris to confirm the dates for you.

How It Works

  • At each book fair, your book will be assigned a number, either based on its Dewey Decimal subject category at library shows or based on where it lies alphabetically by publisher at international venues.
  • Your book's entry in the exhibit catalogue will include its title, your name as the author (as well as illustrator and/or editor where applicable), year of publication, price, ISBN, a 25-word description (you are free to write your own or have our professional copywriters do it for you), and citations of awards and/or honours you received.
  • Your book will be displayed along with other Xlibris titles in a prime position on the exhibit floor.
  • Your book will be displayed with its cover facing the crowd.
  • Book fair attendees can purchase your book on the spot or use the CBE Book Fair Buddy app to learn more about your book. They can do this by scanning the unique QR code placed on the lower left hand side of the cover of the books that will be displayed. Using the app, they can add your book to their to-be-read list, share that with friends, family, or on their social media pages, and even get connected to a variety of online bookstores where they can purchase your book.

About The Combined Book Exhibit (CBE)

The Combined Book Exhibit is one of the most widely recognised and highly respected names in the publishing community. For over 75 years, CBE has earned a reputation based on an unconditional dedication both to the publishers it serves, and to the librarians and educators who depend upon it.


Negotiating international rights for the years of hard work you have carried out is no easy feat – simplifies these processes, as well as assisting with communication amongst agents and publishers alike. With the simplicity to search for publishers looking for new titles, or agents seeking new authors, you will find yourself engaged in no time and on the right track.

An internal messaging system permits member to member messaging with the ability to dictate which type of member can contact you by controlling your privacy settings. Adding titles to your profile exposes your talent whilst drawing attention to those you would like to hear from.

By indicating which international book shows you will be taking part in, you can send these members an online rights catalogue that you have created prior to the show to initialize the rights transaction process.

With countless other features, is the platform authors have been longing for!

Once registered, you will receive a guide to help navigate and make use of to its full extent as you will be responsible for maintaining your profile.

Getting Started
Sign up to showcase and sell your book today! Our Marketing Consultants are available for free consultation by e-mail at or by phone on 0800 443 678 (or +44 20 3014 4095 if calling from outside New Zealand).

Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Some restrictions may apply. Published dates are subject to change by the event organizers without prior notice.