Per tradition, I waited until yesterday to register for BEA, so I'm imagining a number of others are still making arrangements for the convention, which is now less than two weeks away. To help your preparations, Publishing Trends has produced a handy one-page overview of the always-complex schedule and related events, with lots of embedded links. We'll be sharing our annual party planner next week, so if you want your celebration known, make sure you've notified us.
Though we often get a lot of last-minute sign-ups, we are running very low on seats for our packed, 16-session Publishers Launch BEA Conference on Monday June 4. If you're planning on joining us, you should claim your spot now while you still can. And if you haven't decided, check out our full line-up.
Fritz Foy of Macmillan has a memorable presentation planned on the dropping of DRM at Tor and what's coming next; new platforms from Citia/Semi-Linear and Aerbook are featured on our "Launchpad"; Ingram will present new data on the opportunities digital creates for physical stores; publishing export execs will analyze the new AAP data on ebooks around the world; Publishers Lunch will look at the misunderstood aspects of some of the year's biggest news stories--and a whole lot more. Our dedicated registration page is here if you have already made your other BEA arrangements.