Armchair Book Expo came into existence thanks to a large number of bloggers wanting to experience Book Expo America way back in 2010. We have been able to bring Book Expo into your homes in a variety of ways, with hundreds of participants throughout the years and dozens of volunteers working diligently behind-the-scenes.
Since its inception, we have seen many changes in the book world. The publishing industry has changed. Blogging has changed. The Expo itself has changed. And, within each of those changes, we have attempted to adapt each year to meet those needs.
However, as always, all good things must come to an end. And, it is with great sadness that I share with you that our 2017 event will be our final Armchair Book Expo.
A lot of discussion has been bouncing around among the current team as well as the original founders of the event. And, the majority of the conversation has centered around this very decision to discontinue the event. A lot of work is needed to run an event like this. Volunteer help throughout the years has dramatically decreased. We have seen a large drop in the amount of participation through the years. And, let's be honest, bloggers are not as welcome as they have been in the past. With all of these factors facing the team, the executive decision was made to call this year our final event. We really could not ask for a better year to finally say good-bye. Because you all are awesome!
So today, we say good bye and good night. Thank you all for your support throughout the years. Thank you for your enthusiasm. Thank you for spreading the bookish love. Keep on reading. Keep on sharing the love. Keep on keeping on!