LGBT publishing will be well-represented at BEA. The 21st annual Lambda Literary Awards will take place tonight, and tomorrow there will be a private party for 150 LGBT writers, booksellers and journalists. On Saturday, Don Weise is inviting booksellers and the press to celebrate the relaunch of Alyson Books at The Gates in Chelsea. Weise was named Alyson publisher late last year. Prior to that, he had been a senior editor at Carroll & Graf from 2003 to 2007, and launched the publisher's gay and lesbian division. Weise said he expects 500 guests at Saturday's party, which he hopes becomes an annual BEA event.
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