Some tweets to sum up the experience here at BEA 2013, compiled by @bookbusinessmag.
Book Expo America
If days one and two of Book Expo America were a blur of information-packed sessions, days three and four were a whirlwind of appointments, chance meetings and tote-bag lugging.
Friday we met up with Jamie Israel of SPi Global, then hustled over to the Spain pavilion to meet with Edie Reinhardt and Marcelino Elosua of Lid Publishing, who have some fascinating new initiatives in the pipeline (and should have some news to announce in the fall).
Book Business Editor in Chief Brian G. Howard talks with Sameer Shariff, Founder and CEO of Impelsys, creator of the iPublishCentral ebook delivery platform, on Thu., May 31, at Book Expo America's Digital Discovery Zone.
The number of parties has dwindled and there are fewer blockbuster celebrity authors, but the actual business of book publishing looks a little brighter this year.
Book Expo America, which kicks off at the Javits Convention Center today, is designed to bring independent booksellers together so that publishers can hype books they think will be big sellers in the coming months.
Yesterday, the Alfred A. Knopf imprint announced “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy,” the third book in British writer Helen Fielding’s mega-selling series about the travails of a single woman. The first two books became international sensations in the 1990s
Lynn Rosen, Editorial Director of the Publishing Business Group, interviewing Len Vlahos, Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group, and Karina Luke, Executive Director of Book Industry Communication at the IDPF's Digital Book conference at Book Expo America
ForeWord Reviews, a literary review journal celebrating its fifteenth year reviewing independently published books, is helping a growing number of consumers discover great works by small presses.