Martin Sisters Publishing made its first appearance as a publisher at the 2013 Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort last weekend.
Book sales themselves were marginal but invaluable contacts in the publishing industry were made – especially with bookstore buyers.
The Kentucky Book Fair is listed as one of the six largest annual book fairs in the nation.
“Although we are small, we are growing,” said MSP publisher Melissa Newman. “We hope to attend many more of these events as we gain momentum in the publishing industry.”
Book lovers attend events like the Kentucky Book Fair to meet the author, Newman said. It’s the one time readers can connect on a personal level with the writers of the books they love.
Nearly 200 authors and illustrators participated in the book fair at the Frankfort Convention Center on Nov. 15-16, with more than 4,000 people attending the annual event.