Tag: BEA

  1. BookExpo America 2015: Day 2

    On Thursday, I attended the YA Editors’ Buzz panel. I always enjoy these panels; it’s interesting to hear the editors talking about the story behind the book. For example, Laura Chasen from St. Martin’s Griffin talked about sitting down to read the manuscript of Dreams Things True by…

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  2. BookExpo America 2015: Day1

    The main conference and exhibit halls for BEA 2015 started mid-day on Wednesday, and ran for half a day. This unusual late opening was convenient for travel, because I was able to drive up in the morning and save a day in the hotel. However, it gave an odd feel…

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  3. Lassie, Devil Horns, Hot Men, and Worldbuilding: Day 2 at BEA

    Anyone training for a marathon should consider three days at BookExpo America for building endurance. By the end of day 2, every muscle and joint in my body aches. But it’s so worth it to spend three days surrounded by books and book people. I spent the first part…

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  4. YA books, Star Wars, and Graphic Novels: BookExpo America 2014 Day 1

    My day started bright and early at 8am, as I attended the Harlequin Teen Blogger Breakfast. I sat next to the friendly bloggers from Bookcrastinators in wonderland, who have the fun tagline, “Why put off until tomorrow what you can read today?” This was their first BEA, and I enjoyed…

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  5. Thoughts on BookExpo America and BookCon

    So, yesterday I read this article in PW about Reed Exhibitions’ plans for the new BookCon on the last day of BookExpo America (BEA). I posted an off-hand comment on Twitter and Facebook that I thought the new plan was great. Apparently, my comments weren’t clear, and some people…

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  6. Things I learned today at BEA

    Acquiring copies of the buzz books after a buzz panel requires combat skills usually only needed in post-apocalyptic survival settings. The Jikji Buddhist teachings were printed in Korea using metal movable type in 1377, which was 78 years before Gutenberg’s Bible. (from the Korean Printers Association) Drinking chocolate is…

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  7. Post-BEA Blues: A Book Blogger's Lament

    I’m not much of a poet, but this came to me as I was walking up 37th Street from the Javits Center at the end of BEA on Thursday, carrying my heavy bags of books: Post-BEA Blues: A Book Blogger’s Lament Books are heavy on my shoulders. Sore…

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  8. Harry Potter Exhibit

    A few weeks ago, when we were in New York City for Book Expo America, we went to see the Harry Potter exhibit at Discovery Times Square. This is a wonderful exhibit of props, costumes, and set pieces from all of the movies, and I highly recommend it to any…

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  9. Digital World 1990

    Twenty years ago, I attended a conference in Monterey, California, organized by Seybold and called “Digital World 1990.” The conference was intended to address the rapid technological changes affecting publishing, computer gaming, movies, and other media industries, and the coming convergence of technologies. I’ve attended other conferences, but that…

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  10. BookExpo America (BEA) 2010

    Today was the first day of the exhibit halls for BookExpo America, or BEA, the (hopefully still) annual U.S. trade show for the book business. This year the exhibit part of the show is compressed into two days instead of three, and one floor of the Javits Center instead…

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