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  • BEA 2016: Kudos to Pannell Award Winners

    At today’s Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, two bookstores will be presented with the 2016 WNBA Pannell Award.

  • BEA 2016: It’s Show Time! Kids’ Events on Author Stages: Act II

    Children’s authors will be front and center on the Uptown Stage today, when back-to-back kids’ programming takes place.

  • BEA 2016: Middle-Grade Editors Are Buzzing Today

    This morning, five editors of books for middle-grade readers have a chance to reveal their passion for a new novel by a first-time author.

  • BEA 2016: What’s on Today’s Breakfast Menu?

    Those attending this morning’s Children’s Book and Author Breakfast (8–9:30 a.m.) will be treated to a generous and diverse sampling of children’s book fare.

  • BEA 2016: At ABA Town Hall, Concerns About Minimum Wage, Removing Cover Prices

    At the ABA town hall, booksellers raised a range of issues, from paying a living wage to whether cover prices should be removed from books.

  • BEA 2016: Books by Whitehead, Patchett Among Show’s Biggest

    There are a lot of heavy hitters at this year's BEA, but four titles consistently came up in conversations with book buyers: Colson Whitehead's 'The Underground Railroad,' 'The Nix' by Nathan Hill, 'Commonwealth' by Ann Patchett, and 'The Girls' by Emma Cline.

  • BEA 2016: Booksellers Talk Up Their Favorite Books for Young Readers

    While there are always plenty of big books and authors from major publishers at BEA, in talking to frontline booksellers and librarians we found a lot of interest in books from smaller houses as well. Here we present a sampling of the books that especially caught the eyes of conventiongoers.

  • BEA 2016: E-book Sales Fell 13% in 2015, Nielsen Reports

    Unit sales of e-books published by traditional publishers fell 13% in 2015 compared to 2014, said Kempton Mooney of Nielsen during a Thursday panel aimed at examining different publishing markets.

  • BEA 2016: One in Five Books Sold in China Is by an International Author

    “For many, China is a black box,” said Ruediger Wischenbart, director of international affairs for BookExpo America, as part of his introduction to China By the Numbers, a panel discussion which sought to deliver straightforward data to those interested in the Chinese market.

  • BEA 2016: 'Strange Disease Books' and Other YA Trends

    For the Thursday morning panel called Current Trends in YA, author Daniel Kraus rattled off a few crops of recent strains he’s observed, including books about “body parts, agoraphobia, and strange disease books.”

  • BEA 2016: A Rather 'Adult' Adult Breakfast

    The Thursday adult author breakfast at BEA mixed humor with difficult subjects like slavery and the continuing divisions within our country.

  • BEA 2016: Raise a Glass to the Millionaire Next Door

    If Thomas J. Stanley were alive today, he would have be none too pleased with the celebration that is taking place today at the Globe Pequot booth.

  • BEA 2016: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Overcoming Bias

    While his 20-season National Basketball Association career spanning the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers is certainly remarkable, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s impact on the American cultural landscape transcends sports.

  • BEA 2016: Zygmunt Miloszewski: Domestic Abuse, He Wrote

    Zygmunt Miloszewski, one of Poland’s bestselling novelists, has made the long trip to Chicago to celebrate "Rage" (AmazonCrossing, Aug.), the third in his thriller series featuring state prosecutor Teodor Szachi.

  • BEA 2016: Thomas Mullen: When Black Cops Didn’t Matter

    Thomas Mullen has been playing with genres for a long time. He has mixed historical fiction with magical realism, played with the spy novel, and is now mixing a police procedural with a fact-based piece of historical fiction.

  • BEA 2016: Brunonia Barry: Salem Still Has Witches

    “History casts a long shadow here,” says Brunonia Barry of Salem, Mass., the town where her family has lived since the 1630s and the place where she has set all three of her novels, the New York Times bestselling The Lace Reader, The Map of True Places, and The Fifth Petal (Crown, Jan. 2017).

  • BEA 2016: Jennifer Chiaverini: Booth and the Women Who Loved Him

    The average person today thinks of John Wilkes Booth, the actor who shot President Lincoln in 1865, only as an assassin. But he was also a handsome actor with adoring fans, as well as a family man.

  • BEA 2016: Kristina Riggle: A Novel of Note

    Kristina Riggle was inspired to write "Vivian in Red" (Polis, Sept.), a multigenerational story with a family mystery, after her agent urged her to expand her horizons from the usual short time-line focus on a particular family or small town.

  • BEA 2016: Meg Little Reilly: Tackling Big Issues

    Meg Little Reilly describes herself as a “writer, environmentalist, quilter, aspiring banjo player, hiker of mountains and swimmer of lakes.”

  • BEA 2016: Marie Benedict: Einstein’s Family Helper

    The first Einstein is Albert. The “other” Einstein is Mileva Maric, the first wife of the famous physicist, whose role in helping to formulate the special theory of relativity in 1905 has been speculated on, but never really known—with the truth mostly lost to history.

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