For Publishers

For Publishers

We’re the Affordable and Effective Conference Marketing Alternative

The world of conference marketing is ever-changing and Publisher Spotlight is your source for connecting with librarians and teachers where they are. Since the start of the pandemic, we have grown our offerings in the virtual environment, providing multiple ways for each audience to discover our clients’ books and access their resources. Contact us for the most current list of conferences where Publisher Spotlight can be found.

Conference marketing continues to be a key way to meet your customers face-to-face and ensure your books the visibility they deserve.

Faced with cutting major teacher- and librarian-contact exhibits like ALA, TLA or ILA from your marketing plan? With Publisher Spotlight, you can have visibility and effective conference marketing at less expense than mounting your own booth and all its concomitant costs.

Here’s what Publisher Spotlight can do for you:In the Publishers Spotlight booth

  • Dedicated display space
  • Signage featuring your logo both in the banner at the table
  • Pre-conference promotion
  • Attractive multi-level display
  • Conference promotion/booth driver to elicit contact information from conference attendees
  • Booth set up and tear down
  • Conference report detailing registration numbers, significant contacts, follow-up opportunities, etc.
  • Expert and extroverted staff versed in your books and objectives

Our expert marketing team strategizes with you in advance of the conference to find out your key titles and objectives. Social media is launched pre-conference with an eblast to past attendees and continues with real-timeTwitter, Instagram, and Pinterest throughout the conference.

Display space is sold by the cube with a three-cube minimum (two cubes and a top) so that you have appropriate branding. We work with you to learn your books so that we can match conference attendees to the books that meet their needs and interests. Promotional giveaways ensure a lively space. Knowledgeable staff ensure your books are represented professionally and enthusiastically. After the conference, we give you the qualified leads we collect from booth visitors and a detailed conference report.

Contact us for a price sheet for forthcoming conferences at to set up a time to talk about how we can support your marketing needs.

Show logosNow booking these upcoming shows:
American Library Association Annual Conference
International Literacy Association
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Association of Middle Level Educators
American Association of School Librarians
National Council of Teachers of English
National Council for the Social Studies
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (2020)
National Science Teachers Association
Public Library Association (2020)

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Testimonials about Ellen Myrick and Publisher Spotlight

What would our clients tell you about our services? Look at these testimonials for recommendations from those who have seen us in action!

Book signing at the booth“Unlike many trade show exaggerators, Ellen is proactive. She doesn’t merely display your books, she reads them and actively markets them. It doesn’t hurt, either, that she is well known enough to generate traffic, based on her own reputation.”
—Michael Rockliff, Dir., Library Sales & Marketing at Workman Publishing Company

“Ellen has been a great representative for our books at trade shows we could not attend. She knows and deals with her audience well, and she learns about each individual title in a comprehensive way. We will be hiring her for even more of these in the future. An effective and enjoyable professional to work with.”
—Dosier Hammond, VP Library sales at W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

“Ellen did a superb job setting up our booth, talking to attendees about our books and soliciting contacts for our mailing lists. She is a great book-talker. I have seen her in action for several different companies and would highly recommend her for this type of work. She reported back to us with full details of the conference. We felt as if we had actually attended the conference ourselves.”
—Angus Killick, Vice President, Associate Publisher at Macmillan’s Children’s Publishing Group

“I celebrate books from small presses whenever I have the opportunity and whenever I make a personal connection with the story or storyteller. Some of the small presses I am particularly fond of include Flying Eye/ Nobrow, Chin Music Press Inc, Little Bee, Peter Pauper Press, Inhabit Media, Tilbury House, Floris Books, Toon Books, Gecko Press, Pajama Press, Child’s Play, and Tiger Tales. Since meeting the folks who run Publisher Spotlight a few years ago at ALA I have not only become well-acquainted with smaller presses, but have also learned about specialty presses that have helped me bring a greater representation of diversity to the books that I read and those that I share via my podcast and as part of our collective on All The Wonders. Publisher Spotlight is so important for offering the opportunity for those small presses to be represented at big conferences.”
—Matthew Winner, All the Wonders podcast

Publisher Spotlight booth