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  • BEA, BookCon Will Have Separate 2015 Dates

    BookExpo America will run from Wednesday May 27th to Friday May 29th in 2015, while BookCon will be held over the May 30-31 weekend.

  • NextBigBook, Qlovi, and BEA’s Startup Challenge

    In the spirit of fostering book industry innovation, this year’s BookExpo America featured the first-ever BookExpo Startup Challenge, a contest in which 20 book-related startups compete for prize money and the opportunity to pitch their business model directly to venture capitalists. A digital startup called Librify organized the competition on behalf of BEA.

  • BEA 2015: More for Consumers, Less for Trade

    BEA event director Steve Rosato has confirmed that in 2015 the trade portion of the show will be slightly truncated, while the consumer portion is expanding.

  • BookCon Off to a (Mostly) Good Start

    The debut of BookCon on the last day of this year’s BookExpo America was a solid one, but there was room for improvement, especially in terms of crowd control.

  • Children's Books at BEA 2014: Photos from the Show

    Three days of books, authors, giveaways, and controlled chaos: join us on our annual photo tour of highlights from BookExpo America.

  • BEA 2014: The Illustrators' Studio Crawl: A Photo Essay

    With booksellers from all over the country gathering in New York City for BEA, what better time for the ABA and the CBC to organize a tour of the studios of children's book illustrators?

  • BEA 2014: Diversity in Children's Publishing

    Prominent African-American and Hispanic children's book publishers, publicists, agents, and authors were featured on the BookCon panel "Where Are the People of Color in Children's Books?" held on Saturday, May 31.

  • BEA 2014: The Numbers Are In

    Based on rough figures, professional attendance was down slightly, 10,965; BookCon sold out 10,000 tickets.

  • BEA 2014: Big Names and Big Flavors for Fall Cookbooks

    Perusing the cookbook offerings at BEA revealed upcoming titles from big names and newcomers alike, and news that "Lucky Peach" is looking at getting into cookbooks.

  • Different Voices, Common Themes at BEA Saturday Breakfast

    The lineup for Saturday’s packed Author Breakfast featured a diverse cast of characters, a few of them fictional, in fact, and yet each author’s story, at least the ones they told the rapt audience, shared a similar theme: loss.

  • BEA 2014: Lidia Bastianich on Commonsense Cooking, Food Memories, and Eating Well

    In an interview with food critic Adam Platt, Lidia Bastianich discussed her favorite meals and offered encouragement to novice cooks.

  • A Loud Start for BookCon

    On every level – literally and figuratively, BookCon was a sell-out with executives forced to cap attendance at 10,000.

  • BEA 2014: Revamped UpublishU Debuts

    Amid the excitement of BookCon, self-publishing took center stage at the Javits Center in New York City on Saturday, as uPublishU offered up a day packed with programming targeted to indie authors.

  • BEA 2014: IBPA Reveals 2014 Benjamin Franklin Winners

    At a gala awards ceremony at New York University's Kimmel Center on Wednesday, the Independent Book Publishers Association named the Gold winners for the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards, which recognize “excellence in book editorial and design.”

  • BEA 2014: Scarry, Seuss Scripts

    Recently discovered work by two classic children’s authors will appear on bookstore shelves in the coming months.

  • BEA 2014: Kathy Reichs: A Villain, a Mother, and Temperance Brennan

    Temperance Brennan is back in Kathy Reichs’s highly anticipated 17th novel, Bones Never Lie, coming from Bantam in September.

  • BEA 2014: Jodi Picoult: Mothers, Daughters, and Grief Among Elephants

    The wildly popular and bestselling author Jodi Picoult has written more than 20 novels including The Storyteller, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper.

  • BEA 2014: Ruth Reichl: A Delicious Debut into Fiction

    Ruth Reichl joins the wildly popular novelists Jodi Picoult and Kathy Reichs on a panel about bestsellers.

  • BEA 2014: Bestsellers: Bob Minzesheimer Chats Up Three Leading Ladies of the Page

    If you’re looking for three of today’s top authors—Ruth Reichl, Jodi Picoult and Kathy Reichs—they can easily be found, on bestsellers lists everywhere.

  • BEA 2014: Jennifer Holm: Believe in the Possible

    At 10 a.m. today, when Newbery Honors recipient Jennifer L. Holm signs The Fourteenth Goldfish, due out in August, at the Random House booth, it marks over a decade since Holm has been to the show. “The last time I was at BEA was in 2001. Back then, I was a New Yorker and a newlywed with my second book, Boston Jane: An Adventure,” she says. “Now I greet the BEA floor 13 years later as a Californian and an exhausted mother of two.”

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