How many of you out there would like some tips on prepping for big shows and expos as well as some great info and products to help you with your brand? Then look no further! That’s exactly what I’m going to share with you today. While prepping for the upcoming Book Expo America, I have come across some of the best products and services out there for building your brand and getting ready for such a huge event. So let’s get started!

How great is it that I can have my brand out there looking this sharp? How great would it be if you did too? These shirts were made by the company ooShirts. If you are looking for a similar product, I would very highly recommend them. They are easy to work with, competitively priced and have a ton of options when it comes to shirts, sizing, design and so on. On top of all that, their customer service was top notch, and they were very prompt with their shipping. So, if you are looking for screen printed shirts, this is a great company to go with.

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The next company I want to share with you is Blurb. They offer options for ebooks, magazines, children’s books, comic books, portfolios, business books, and so much more! You can even publish and sell through Blurb if you want too! Their products are very professional looking and extremely high quality. Here are the newest portfolio books, I created and printed with Blurb.

They also offer several options for building books which include Adobe plugins as well as two of their own software programs. I would highly recommend them. They are a bit more expensive than other places, but it is totally worth it for the quality and professionalism you will get. Check out at

Next up on the list is the best place to get banners, bookmarks, business cards and more…Mallory Rock Design! If you are looking for promotional items, then look no further. Whether is bookmarks to give away or a banner for your next big event, I not only design promotional items, but have printing services for them as well. Most importantly, I am competitively priced and offer high quality products. Check out these amazing products I’ll be using at Book Expo America in next week.

You can see all of the products from these great companies named above when you make your way to Book Expo America in Chicago. It’s the largest publishing event in North America, and BEA is also the #1 book and author event for the book industry. I will be there next week May 11-13, 2016 at booth 977. I will be offering exclusive discounts on my services to attendees as well as raffling off lots of goodies! This is a great event for ABA members and book sellers, librarians, educators, authors, and specialty retailers. You can check out even more info about the event at

Make sure to check out all of the great companies we highlighted today and their amazing products and services. It will really do you a significant deal of good when building your brand or prepping for a big event. If you are one of the people who does not yet have a solid brand or is having trouble figuring out when and how to create one, tune in soon when I will devote an entire blog to branding!

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