Upon submitting the online form for a book or cover/jacket, you will be asked to identify one of the following five main categories, as well as select a subcategory which best fits the title. 

 


GENERAL TRADE

Published primarily for their content, but may include illustrations and photo sections. Sub-categories include—but are not limited to—(i) hardcover fiction; (ii) hardcover nonfiction; (iii) adult graphic novel; (iv) cookbook; (v) poetry; and (vi) quality paperback.


SPECIAL TRADE

Designed to maximize their illustrative appeal. Subject matter may be highly specialized or of a general nature. Sub-categories include—but are not limited to—(i) fine art; (ii) gift; and (iii) photography.


CHILDREN’S TRADE

Primarily for young readers and may vary in subject matter. They might be highly illustrated or have innovative nontraditional elements. They may also feature attachments that support the editorial content and promote participation and experimentation. Elements intended to support the editorial content of these books must be incorporated into the book or be physically attached. Sub-categories include—but are not limited to—(i) hardcover picture fiction; (ii) hardcover picture nonfiction; (iii) hardcover young adult fiction; (iv) hardcover young adult nonfiction; (v) novelty; and (vi) young adult graphic novel.


SCHOOL PUBLISHING

Textbooks intended for classroom use and purchased by schools and/or undergraduate students. Sub-categories include—but are not limited to—(i) elementary; (ii) middle/high school; (iii) college; and (iv) ancillary.


SCHOLARLY & PROFESSIONAL

Geared toward upper-level graduate students, professionals, or libraries. Sub-categories include—but are not limited to—(i) reference; (ii) scholarly; and (iii) business.


Please note: The New York Book Show reserves the right to combine categories depending on the number of submissions.