BEA has rescheduled their “CEO Panel” discussion to make it the opening session on the morning of Tuesday, May 25 (the conference day before the show floor is open to all). For the first time, it will be the opening event for both the American Bookseller Association’s day of meetings as well as BEA’s own Big Ideas conference, bringing booksellers and the rest of the trade together in the room. Farrar, Straus publisher Jonathan Galassi will moderate a discussion of the Value of A Book, featuring: New Workman group publisher Bob MillerICM evp Esther NewbergIngram ceo Skip PrichardPenguin USA ceo […]
Looking Past the Ashes to BEA
Portions of Scottish airspace continue to open, though even with the newly-established flying zones London’s airports remain closed until at least 6 PM London time today. (Limited trans-Atlantic flights have resumed at other continental airports in such cities as Paris and Amsterdam.) The US Ambassador in London told the White House he estimates that approximately 40,000 Americans are stranded in Britain. When White House spokesman Robert Gibbs was asked if the US would follow the example of the UK’s Royal Navy and try to bring citizens home by boat, he replied, “We’ve got some big ships, but that would be […]
Streisand at BEA
BookExpo America’s opening night keynote reception on May 25 will feature Barbra Streisand, interviewed about her November 2010 book, MY PASSION FOR DESIGN.
BEA to Feature Grisham, Rice, Stewart and More
BookExpo America (BEA) has announced authors and speakers for this year’s convention. The Thursday breakfast packs John Grisham and Condoleeza Rice and Mary Roach along with emcee Jon Stewart (in conjunction with fall publication of The Daily Show Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race). Sara Gruen is among the Thursday luncheon authors for her delayed second novel Ape House, and Sarah Ferguson will be among the Wednesday children’s breakfast authors. Author featured authors include Cory Doctorow, William Gibson, Christopher Hitchens, Patton Oswalt, Richard Peck, and Mitali Perkins. BEA says they are adding a third on-the-floor […]
The ABA Hotel Returns, Now in Manhattan
BEA has secured a room block at the Park Central Hotel just north of Times Square for bookseller members of the American Booksellers Association attending next year’s BEA, at rates starting at $179 a room.
Announcements: BEA to Focus on Spain, and More
Spain and Spanish publishing will be the focus of BEA’s Global Market Forum program in 2010. Programs will include a day of educational sessions, and BEA is “seeking cooperation with numerous literary and cultural institutions in New York City to provide programming which extends beyond the convention center and will be open to the public.” They say they are in discussions with the 92nd St. Y, the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library, and others. The Ministry of Culture of Spain, the Federation of Spanish Publishers and the Spanish Trade Commission are partners in the Spanish exhibition. Separately, […]