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  • BEA 2014: Skylar Dorset: A Dream Becomes a Reality

    Skylar Dorset says a dream compelled her to write her debut YA fantasy novel, The Girl Who Never Was (Sourcebooks, June), the first of a pair of Fairie Court books.

  • BEA 2014: Colm Tóibín: Here, There, and Everywhere

  • BEA 2014: Lynn Brunelle: Turning Her Geek On

    Lynn Brunelle remembers that her “inner geek” first began to show itself in the middle of her fifth and sixth grade “horse phase.” She didn’t just like horses; she wanted to know every single scientific and beautiful thing about them.

  • BEA 2014: Paul O. Zelinsky: More Moose Shenanigans

    In Moose’s debut outing, Z Is for Moose, written by Kelly Bingham and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, the impatient title character is not pleased when his friend Zebra selects Mouse—rather than the obvious (to him) choice of Moose—to represent the letter “M” in the alphabet.

  • BEA 2014: Martin Short: Coming Up Tall

    Martin Short has done just about everything a star can do: television, movies, the Broadway stage, and lots and lots of talk show appearances.

  • A Bustling BEA 2014

    The dispute over terms between the Hachette Book Group and Amazon, the viability of the subscription model, and the arrival of BookCon were three of the most discussed topics during BookExpo America which had its 2014 run from May 29 to 31 at New York City’s Javits Center.

  • BEA, BookCon Headed for Four Days

    The book industry’s largest event will be four days in 2015, with two days for consumer event, BookCon.

  • BEA 2014: Jacqueline Woodson: Remembering a Brown Girl’s Childhood

    Even though Jacqueline Woodson’s latest release, Brown Girl Dreaming (Penguin/Paulsen, Aug.), is set during the 1960s and ’70s, its themes are still relevant today, especially after a controversy erupted last month over the lack of diversity in BookCon’s initial lineup of authors.

  • BEA 2014: New Opportunities for Agents and Authors in Today’s Publishing

    A panel of veteran literary agents discussed the ways in which they now approach their jobs in the Thursday BookExpo panel “Beyond Authors: Self-Publishing & the 'New' Agents.”

  • BEA 2014: Woodland’s New Location

    Woodland Media, which provides logistics and supply chain products for publishers, announced that it will open a new office in Hong Kong.

  • BEA 2014: Specializing in Security Studies

    Georgetown University Press celebrates its 50th anniversary this year by offering visitors to its booth (1544) two books that reflect the press’s emphasis on what it calls security studies—books on diplomacy, spies, international affairs, intelligence, history, and related topics.

  • BEA 2014: A Flamboyant Lawyer

    “There has never been a lawyer quite like Fred Levin,” says Josh Young, the New York Times bestselling author of And Give Up Showbiz? How Fred Levin Beat Big Tobacco, Avoided Two Murder Prosecutions, Became a Chief of Ghana, Earned Boxing Manager of the Year, and Transformed American Law (BenBella Books, Sept.).

  • BEA 2014: Mighty Bright, Mighty Light

    Since introducing its first incandescent book light in 1995, Mighty Bright has been the company that helped save relationships, as its tiny lights made it possible for one person to read while another sleeps.

  • BEA 2014: Baen Beams at 30

    With integrity and vision as its publishing cornerstones since 1984, Baen Books, the second largest publisher of science fiction and fantasy and #1 in space opera and military science fiction, is pleased to be celebrating its 30th anniversary with special events, author signings, and giveaways at BEA.

  • BEA 2014: A High 10 for Trinity

    “A small press with a big reach” is how founder and publisher Barbara Ras describes Trinity University Press, the San Antonio, Tex., house that is celebrating its 10th publishing anniversary this year.

  • BEA 2014: Smitten with Scarlett

    At the tender age of 10, John Wiley Jr. was taken by his mother to see Gone with the Wind.

  • BEA 2014: Pamela Paul Does Her Own ‘By the Book’

    Every Sunday in the New York Times Book Review, Pamela Paul does a q&a interview with an author in the popular “By the Book” feature.

  • BEA 2014: A More Colorful Arcadia

    Arcadia Publishing wants booksellers to know that it’s not just their grandparents’ publishing company.

  • BEA 2014: A Toast to 50 Years

    To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Cameron + Company will be pouring martinis today, 3–4 p.m., at its booth (1223A) in the PGW section. The party also celebrates the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Drinking Man’s Diet, originally published in 1964 by the company’s founder, Robert Cameron.

  • BEA 2014: Loving Laughter

    Even though Best to Laugh (Univ. of Minnesota Press, Sept.) is set in Los Angeles rather than in smalltown Minnesota, like Lorna Landvik’s eight other novels, she says it’s her most autobiographical work yet.

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