Industry Events

At Chicago’s BEA-Lite: A Meaningful Discussion on Publishers and Authors
May 13, 2016 at 2:29 pm

In what may be BookExpo America’s (BEA) most forgettable outing in many years, Chicago’s McCormick Place seems a Fringe alternate to New York City’s Javits Center. “Yesterday, it was really tumbleweedy,” a fellow journalist says, pointing out that the main exhibition floor has a lower silhouette. It’s a pedestrian prairie this year, with not much…

IDPF’s (Last?) Conference at BEA: Tension Around W3C Merger
May 12, 2016 at 2:12 pm

On Tuesday (May 10), roughly 350 attendees gathered for the annual pre-BEA conference produced by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). #IDPFDigiCon, as it’s hashtagged, isn’t to be confused with that “con” of a different demeanor, BookCon — the boisterous, mostly-YA consumer-facing entertainment event from Lance Fensterman’s ReedPOP on Saturday, featuring Veronica Roth and others.…

Continued Growth at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair
April 11, 2016 at 2:34 pm

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the largest and certainly the most important international trade show and book fair dedicated to children’s books, wrapped up Thursday after four packed days of sales meetings, award ceremonies, art exhibitions, panel discussions and parties. Visitors thronged the long, light-filled halls of…

Press Release: BookExpo America (BEA) to Debut New Digital Platform Tools at Annual Event
March 17, 2016 at 1:55 pm

NORWALK, Conn. — March 17, 2016 — BookExpo America (BEA), North America’s premiere event for the publishing industry, is amplifying its networking capabilities for attendees by unveiling two new digital platforms that promise to connect and enhance the event experience as never before. The new platforms, available for the first time for all attendees at…

Book Industry to Explore Strategies for the New Era of Bookselling on May 5
March 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Online retail, digital books, social media, and mobile devices have forever altered how readers discover and purchase books. While these changes have shook up every aspect of the book industry, this disruption also presents new opportunities for publishers willing to adapt their businesses. And by necessity, many leading book publishers are quickly learning new skills…

Data Guy’s Web of Analysis: DBW Turns Hostility Into a Handshake
March 10, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Author Earnings was born amid controversy and rancor around a Digital Book World event two years ago. The 2014 conference had worked with its sister FW Media vertical Writer’s Digest to update a survey of authors that the author Hugh Howey and a host of independent writers said was incorrectly depicting self-publishing as a financially…