BookExpo America: Still Valuable for Many Publishers, Though Questions of Its Future Lurk on the Horizon
Changes Coming for Next Year
BEA organizers are making some changes to the show's format for next year. The show will remain in New York City through 2012, rather than rotating locations between Washington, D.C., and the West Coast, as it usually does.
The show also will feature a different schedule next year—eliminating the weekend show hours. It will start on a Tuesday (May 25), with conference sessions and special events. The expo hall also will open that day (usually the expo opens on the second day), though only from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The expo will be open for full days on Wednesday and Thursday.