Press Release: BookExpo America and Librify announce the 2015 BEA Startup Challenge sponsored by Ingram and Sourcebooks
"BookExpo Startup Challenge is poised to be a fantastic event for BEA and the industry that will put a spotlight on innovation and technology at BEA, an important component of the publishing ecosystem," said Steven Rosato, Event Director for BookExpo America, Reed Exhibitions. "We expect this event to attract wide media coverage and to bring in solid venture capitalists looking for unique opportunities."
Librify and BookExpo America will select up to 20 startups to participate in BEA Startup Alley. All selected startups will get a free exhibition booth in Startup Alley, free passes to the event and will have access to additional benefits including interactions with executives from major publishing houses (including the Big 5), access to coaching and strategic advice from investment industry professionals, coaching from investment and publishing leaders, and much more.
Startups who would like to apply for selection in "Startup Alley" and be part of the BookExpo Startup Challenge should visit bookexpochallenge.com to apply. Others seeking more information regarding this year's BookExpo America at the Javits Center should visit www.bookexpoamerica.com.
Registered attendees and exhibitors of BookExpo America are invited to attend the final BookExpo Startup Challenge event at 3:30PM on May 29th on the Downtown Stage.
BookExpo Startup Challenge is brought to you by BookExpo America and Librify and sponsors Ingram, Sourcebooks and DeSilva+Phillips.
About BookExpo America
BookExpo America (BEA) is North America's largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an international audience. The event is widely known as an ideal place for content creators, media, booksellers, rights professionals, and movie and television executives to meet new authors, discover new books, learn about trends shaping the book industry, and network with those who have a passion for books and reading. BEA is foremost a gathering place for creative writers and thinkers and the commerce they create. It is recognized for the media attention it brings to upcoming books as well as for the notable authors it attracts to the convention itself.