NYRF Moving to Javits Center for BookExpo 2019

BookExpo and the New York Rights Fair will run concurrently next year and will be co-located at the Javits Center in Manhattan. For 2018, BookExpo's Rights Center had moved to NYRF's location at the Metropolitan Pavilion on W. 18th St.

BookExpo and NYRF are scheduled for May 29-31, 2019, with BookCon taking place on June 1-2. NYRF will continue to be organized as a separate rights fair and will also serve as the International Rights Center at BookExpo, hosted in the Javits Center's River Pavilion.

The selection of Javits Center as the venue follows news of a multiyear agreement between the two entities, announced in June, for the joint management of NYRF, formalizing the parties' strategic vision for the future of the shows. The decision to co-locate in 2019 "fosters the relationship between and among domestic and international publishers, agents and authors," they noted in a statement.

"For the New York publishing houses and their international counterparts, having an easy, efficient central hub in which to meet will magnify the business opportunities that BookExpo and New York Rights Fair seek to encourage," said NYRF president George Slowik, Jr.

Ed Several, BookExpo senior v-p, commented: "Books are driving some of the most successful content for film and streaming platforms. We are excited to be working with New York Rights Fair to meet the needs of our domestic and international publishers in the heart of New York City, the publishing hub of the world. With this valuable addition, the reimagined BookExpo will be able to deliver a holistic platform to launch the hottest new titles and authors, feature cutting-edge trends and impact every part of our customers' businesses. This industry is vibrant and growing and we look forward to building an event together to support and celebrate that."

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