Today is the start of Book Expo America, or BEA, the largest annual book industry trade show in the United States. It’s a great place to be if you are a book person. There’s excitement in the air as publishers buzz their upcoming releases and authors autograph their newest books. The Washington DC Convention Center is packed wall to wall with anyone who has anything to do with books: publishers, authors, printers, book reviewers, TV media, agents, and more. This isn’t open to the public; you have to be in the book industry to attend. I’ll be attending in two capacities: as a publisher and as a book reviewer. I’ll be posting here later about my BEA experiences, the books, and the news from the book world.