BookExpo America: Still Valuable for Many Publishers, Though Questions of Its Future Lurk on the Horizon
Dominique Raccah, CEO and publisher of Sourcebooks, one of the country's largest independent publishers, was pleased with the event. "I thought it was an outstanding BEA. Easily the most productive three days of the year," a view which she says her colleagues at Sourcebooks shared.
Merriam-Webster President and Publisher John Morse found the face time with partners the most valuable. "It was actually a very busy show for us, as we had the opportunity to meet with many of our partners in all parts of our business—including print manufacturing vendors, electronic publishing partners, major print-product licensees and licensors, domestic school and library wholesalers, and some of our international distributors, including those from Canda, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines and the Middle East," he says.