BookExpo America has announced changes for its 2014 Global Market Forum program that will feature a new and dedicated focus to books in translation. The revamped event will feature a day-long meeting of U.S. and international professionals who specialize in translation on May 28, 2014, before the official opening of next year's BEA in New York.

BEA has invited a host of partners to make up their 2014 Global Market Forum: Books in Translation program, including Literary Translation at Columbia Writing Program, PEN World Voices, Open Letter Press at the University of Rochester, The Association of Author Representatives, American Literary Translators Association, Art of Translation in San Francisco as well as representatives from international markets.

“This is a logical evolution for BEA as international participation has outpaced every other segment at BEA aside from digital” says show organizer Steve Rosato. “While this is different for the GMF program, which typically focuses on a single country or region, providing a platform for books in translation is part of the long term future of BEA and will support future GMF programs and create more business opportunities for all BEA participants.”