Conference Wrap Up Part 5 – Festival des Livres Paris

In March and April, the NetGalley team attended the Audio Publishers Association Conference (APAC), London Book Fair, Festival des Livres Paris (Paris Book Festival), Leipziger Buchmesse (Leipzig Book Fair), and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) annual meeting. This month (May), we—along with our Firebrand Group colleagues—look forward to the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Publishing University, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Leadership Summit, and Publishers Weekly U.S. Book Show. Scroll to the end of this article to set up a meeting with our teams!

Read all of our spring conference wrap ups:

Maria Bodmer and Prudence Servan at the Paris Book Festival

Festival des Livres Paris (Paris Book Festival)

The Paris Book Festival (previously “Salon du Livre”) is designed to attract both professionals in the book publishing industry, as well as a general audience of book lovers. The festival celebrates literature and literary trends. For publishers, this is an opportunity to represent their authors as they participate in readings or interviews on various stages across the event, to network with colleagues across the industry, and meet directly with their audience.

Since this event is extremely busy for the publishers who attend, we took this opportunity to quickly connect with our clients. We were excited to hear positive feedback to recent updates we’ve made to NetGalley, including support for larger file sizes and the Profile Walkthrough to help NetGalley members update the details about how and where they promote books. Publishers were quick to tell us that they’d like our help launching debut authors, more resources to explain NetGalley to their authors, and even key points to help them bring more of their teams up to speed with the opportunities that NetGalley provides in terms of digital distribution, data, and book promotions. We can’t wait to dive in!

Number of publishers we sat down with: 11

Thank you to the nearly 60 publishers we’ve met with at these spring conferences! It’s always a pleasure to speak with the passionate members of our client community, and we’ve been inspired by our conversations. 

Read our next installment, covering the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Publishing University!

Find us here in May:

  • May 5-6: IBPA Publishing University
    • Meet with Kristina Radke (VP of Business Growth & Engagement) and Katie Versluis (Customer Success Manager), NetGalley
    • concierge [at]
  • May 9-10: ECPA Leadership Summit
    • Meet with Joshua Tallent, Director of Sales and Education, Firebrand Technologies
    • info [at]
  • May 23-25: Publishers Weekly U.S. Book Show
    • We are thrilled to sponsor this event. Find us at the NetGalley Pub Hub!