Per their official website, BEA, or Book Expo America, is “the premier publishing event in North America where the book tradition converges with the digital revolution.” By way of invitation, they ask you to “discover authors, new titles, new ideas, new technologies, and the passion driving the industry.”
The show started out as the American Booksellers Association (ABA) convention. Back then, there were no exhibitors or publishers at the show. Now the show is driven by the exhibit floor and educational sessions, panels, and lectures.
The BEA draws more than 26,000 attendees, media, and trade professionals annually. Concurrent events include the following:
ABA Day of Education
IDPF Digital Book
Publishers Launch Conference
BlogWorld & New Media Expo NY
BEA Bloggers Conference
uPublishU at BEA
New York Book & Media Week
This year the show will run from June 5-7 at the Javits Center in New York City. Check back to our blog in the next few weeks for more information about the show and how it this important gathering of industry professionals effects you.
And if you will be at the show, plan on stopping by the Bookmasters exhibit at booth 3052.