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  • BEA 2013: Jim Gaffigan: Writing While Standing

    Jim Gaffigan has a wildly successful career as a standup comic, more than a million Twitter followers, and his just released first book, Dad Is Fat (Crown), offers his take on everything from cousins (“celebrities for little kids”) to growing up in a big family (“I always assumed my father had six children so he could have a sufficient lawn crew”) and changing diapers in the middle of the night (“like The Hurt Locker, but much more dangerous”).

  • BEA 2013: Kris Miller: A Lesson in Finance

    There are things about money that Kris Miller wants you to know.

  • BEA 2013: Sarah Dessen: Summertime Is the Best Time

    Ah, summer. It’s Sarah Dessen’s favorite season.

  • BEA 2013: Chris Matthews: The Clash of Political Titans

    You can hear longing for the old days when MSNBC Hardball anchor Chris Matthews talks about his latest book, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked (Simon & Schuster, Nov.).

  • BEA 2013: Gennifer Albin: Weaver of Stories

    Gennifer Albin explains that her inspiration for Crewel, the first novel in her YA Crewel World trilogy (2012), was sparked by the painting Embroidering the Earth’s Mantle by the Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist Remedios Varo.

  • BEA 2013: Neil Gaiman: Fortunately, Making Good Art

    Neil Gaiman is scheduled to speak this morning, 10 a.m.–11 a.m., on why he thinks fiction is dangerous, but since he’s an old hand at attending BEA, he knows he’ll have a “captive audience of booksellers” in conference room 1E12–1E13.

  • PW BEA Show Daily, June 1, 2013

    Read the complete June 1, 2013 PW BEA Show Daily to keep up with all the goings-on at Book Expo America: the notable books of the show, author interviews, coverage of the big events, and much more.

  • BEA 2013: The Big Books of the Show

    What books were everyone talking about? Many were written by big-name authors, some of them returning after years of silence, with everyone hoping for a repeat blockbuster.

  • BEA 2013: Audible Takes Top Audie Awards

    Audible grabbed the two biggest prizes at the 2013 Audies Gala, with Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair winning Audiobook of the Year and Bram Stoker’s Dracula taking home the award for Distinguished Achievement in Production.

  • BEA 2013: Is E-book Lending Good for Authors?

    The big question at a panel on Thursday was whether e-book lending led to lost book sales or increased discoverability.

  • BEA 2013: Getting Behind the Common Core

    At a panel, participants stressed that the Common Core is moving beyond "the cut-and-paste" methods of previous generations.

  • Jeff Kinney to Open a Bookstore?

    Wimpy Kid creator Jeff Kinney is keeping himself busy with a new project: a possible bookstore and cafe in downtown Plainville, Mass.

  • BEA 2013: Indie Bestsellers Meet Fans

    Among the rows of booths for publishers and digital companies on the BEA show floor, Booth 966 stood out for the camera crew and the lines of attendees, all of whom seemed a bit more excited than the routine showgoer.

  • PW BEA Show Daily, May 31, 2013

    Read the complete May 31, 2013 PW BEA Show Daily to keep up with all the goings-on at Book Expo America: author interviews, coverage of Thursday's events, and much more.

  • BEA 2013: Life is Like an Hourglass

    The publishing industry has endured many changes over the past two decades that have surely tested our collective mettle.

  • BEA 2013: A Nibble from Deen

    It’s been a few years since Paula Deen’s last book appearance, and she’s come to BEA with a new cookbook and lifestyle.

  • BEA 2013: E-books with Chocolate

    Colorado’s Douglas County Libraries and Califa, a consortium of California libraries, are both so eager to introduce you to their new e-book purchasing model, the DCL Model, they’re going to do something at BEA that’s definitely verboten inside public libraries: they’re handing out samples of Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, the signature treat from New York City’s Serendipity 3 at booth 963.

  • BEA 2013: Revisiting the Holy Grail

    From the Knights of the Round Table to Indiana Jones, the search for the Holy Grail has proved to be a timeless story. Not only has it set the stage for epic adventures, the Grail was “made to order” for historical suspense thrillers, says bestselling author Nelson DeMille.

  • BEA 2013: CRP Is 40

    Chicago Review Press is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

  • BEA 2013: Ticktock at Octopus

    Octopus Publishing Group believes that time is on its side in wrapping its tentacles around the children’s illustrated book market.

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