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Last year, the BEA dropped attendance fees to educational sessions. This year there are more than 60 BEA-sponsored educational sessions that are offered free to all convention attendees (exhibitors and publishers may attend as many sessions as they want for the one-time fee of $49).

Note: Some workshops and non-BEA, non-ABA meetings charge admission and require advance registration. If a phone number is listed, please call for more information, reservations and tickets. Unless otherwise indicated, all events will be held at the Jacob Javits Center. Due to space limitations, we're unable to list the three full days of PMA Publishing University programming, being held off-site at the New York Marriot Marquis Hotel May 31—June 2. You can find a complete listing at

Wednesday, June 1

7:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m. Book Expo America/Writers Digest Books Writers Conference. All-day event includes lunch. Fee: $169. Registration (7:30 a.m.). Morning Keynote (8:30 a.m.) by Steve Almond, The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories.
Concurrent breakout sessions(9:30— 10:30 a.m.)
Writing Genre Fiction. Moderator: Nancy Kress, Writer's Digest.
Facts Shmacts: Writing Nonfiction Like a Novelist. Moderator: Robert Masello.
The Craft of Literary Fiction. Moderator: Brian Kitely, The 3 a.m. Epiphany.
Write-Brain Workshop Workout. Moderator: Bonnie Neubauer.
Children's Writing Room. Moderator: Alice Pope, Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market.
Cookbooks. Moderator: Lisa Ekus.
What Agents Are Selling and Editors Are Buying. (10:30 a.m.) Speaker: Michael Cader, Publishers Lunch.
What I Wish All Submitting Authors Knew. (11 a.m.) Speaker: Noah Lukeman, Lukeman Literary Management.
When Authors Make Readers Believers and Other Traits of Great Novelists. (11:30 a.m.) Speaker: Jon Karp, Random House .
What Are Your Intentions and Lunch. (noon). Speaker: Heather Sellers, Georgia Under Water.
Concurrent breakout sessions (1:30 p.m.)
Brutal Truths from the Book Publishing Industry. Moderator: Elaura Niles, Some Writers Deserve to Starve.
Crafting a Strong Nonfiction Book Proposal. Moderator: Jane Friedman, Writer's Digest Books.
Memoirs. Moderator: Alane Salierno Mason, W.W. Norton.
Crafting Your Novel Pitch. Moderator: Donald Maass, Maass Literary Agency.
Practice Your Pitch. Moderator: Eric Maisel, Creativity Coaching.
Secrets to Irresistible Magazine Queries. Kristin Godsey, Writer's Digest.
Pitch Slam Breakouts (2:30—4:45 p.m.) Author/attendees will have opportunities to make one-minute book proposal pitches to book industry agents and editors.
Closing Remarks (4:45 p.m.) from John Warner, My First Presidentiary: A Scrapbook by George W. Bush.
9 a.m.—5 p.m.Prospective Booksellers School. Room: 1A 01-02. First day of three-day intensive training for those interested in opening a bookstore. Facilitators: Donna Paz and Mark Kaufman of Paz & Associates. Sponsored by ABA. Fee: $350 (advance registration required) includes BEA registration. Contact Kristen Gilligan at (914) 591-2665, ext. 1286, or (800) 637-0037, ext. 1286 or e-mail Sessions continue on Thursday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.—noon.

Thursday, June 2

8:30 a.m.—9:15 a.m. George Soros: In Conversation with Peter Osnos. Special Events Hall. Philanthropist George Soros (The Bubble of America Supremacy) chats with his PublicAffairs publisher.
9—10 a.m. The Role of Publishers in Tomorrow's Consumer-Driven Portable Digital Device World. Room 1E2. Speaker: Don Katz, CEO, Audible.
9—10 a.m. Web Marketing: Publisher Case Studies. Room 1E3. Speaker: Angela D'Agostino, Bowker
9—10 a.m. The Anatomy of Book Doctoring. Room 1E6. Speaker: Richard Marek, former publisher, Dutton.
9—10:30 a.m. Making Market Research Pay. Room 1E4. Sponsored by BISG. Moderator: Sally Dedecker. Panelists: Albert Greco, Fordham Univ.; Michael Norris, Book Publishing Report; Jean Snercz, Baker & Taylor; Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks.
9—10:30 a.m. Literary Agenting in London. Room 1E16. Moderator: Stephanie Cabot, William Morris Agency. Panelists: Maria Campbell, Maria B. Campbell Associates; Sheila Crowley, A.P.Watt; Carole Blake, Blake Friedman Lit. Agency.
9—11 a.m. School Market Strategies That Drive Results. Room 1E17. Sponsored by Market Data Retrieval. Speakers: Linda Winter, Winter Group; Mike Subrizi, Market Data Retrieval.
9 a.m.—5 p.m. Prospective Booksellers School. Room: 1A01-02. Second of three-day intensive training for those interested in opening a bookstore. See June 1, 9 a.m.
9:30 a.m.—10:45 a.m. Concurrent ABA sessions. These four sessions will be repeated 11 a.m.—12:15 p.m., allowing booksellers to attend two sessions. These four sessions will be repeated in succession on Saturday, 8:30 a.m.—1 p.m.
Increasing Sales. Room 1C01-02. Moderator: Russ Lawrence, Chapter One.
Cost of Goods Sold 101. Room 1C 03. Moderator: Len Vlahos,
It's in the Payroll. Room 1B01-02. Moderator: Avin Mark Domnitz.
Renegotiating a Lease. Room 1C04. Moderator: Meg Smith, assoc. director, Book Sense marketing.
9:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m. The 2% Solution. Room 1B04-05. Moderator: Chuck Robinson, Village Books.
9:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m. Increasing Margin. Room 1B 03. Moderator: Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover.
10—11:30 a.m. Book Industry Bloggers: Change Agents or Perpetual Blue-skyers? Room 1E15. Speakers: Michael Cader; Mad Max Perkins; Robert Gray; M.J. Rose.
10:30—11:30 a.m. Creating a Direct Relationship with Consumers Via Web-based Subscription Sites. Room 1E3. Speaker: Ben Wolin, Waterfront Media.
10:30—11:30 a.m. Stemming the Risk of Literary Reading. Room 1E6. Speaker: Dana Gioia, NEA.
10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. The New York Print & Electronic Media: Meet the Editors & Producers. Room 1E2. A two-part presentation. Chair: Heidi Krupp, Krupp Kommunications.
Print Media (10:30 a.m.). Panelists: Benjamin Schwartz, Atlantic Monthly; Sam Tanenhaus, New York Times Book Review; Lewis Lapham, Harper's; Daryl Chen, Glamour; Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly.
Electronic Media (11:30 a.m.). Panelists: Patrick Ignozzi, The View; Jane Silk, Radio America Network; Jess Todtfeld, Fox and Friends; Robert Melstein, CNN's Showbiz Tonight; Ann Marie Williams Grey, Live with Regis and Kelly; Lisa Soloway, ABC News.
11 a.m.—12:15 p.m.Concurrent ABA sessions. See 9:30—10:45 a.m. for listing of four repeating sessions and room numbers.
11 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Capturing the Elusive 18- to 34-Year-Old Reader: Editors Sound-off. Room 1E4. Moderator: Jessa Crispin,; Panelists: Jen Bergstrom, Simon Spotlight; Ben Schrank, Alloy Entertainment; Megan Tingley, Little, Brown; Claudine Ko, Jane; Betsy Frank, Viacom.
11 a.m.—12:30 p.m. London Publishing Today. Room 1E16. Moderator: Stephen Rubin, Doubleday Broadway. Panelists: Stephen Page, Faber & Faber; Patrick Jansen-Smith, Transworld; Nigel Newton, Bloomsbury.
11 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Emerging Trends & Prescriptions to Effect Publisher Strategy & Practice. Room 1E17. Speaker: John Kilcullen, VNU Music & Literary Group.
11:30 a.m.—8 p.m. African American Booksellers Conference. Registration is not required. For information, contact Clara Villarosa at or Emma Rodgers at
Opening Session and Lunch (11:30 a.m.—12:45 p.m.). Room 1E12-13. Welcome: Clara Villarosa, Hue-Man Bookstore and Café.
Keynote Address (1—2 p.m.). Room 1E 11. Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers, Here Is Harlem.
How to Sell Children's Books: A Workshop (2:15—3:45 p.m.). Room 1E 11. Panelists: Irene Smalls, My Nana and Me; Jacqueline Woodson, Miracle Boys; Bernette Ford, CEO of Color-Bridge Books.
Remainder Books to Increase Your Bottom Line—Purchasing, Pricing, and Positioning of Publisher Overstock Books: A Workshop (4—5 p.m.). Room 1E 11. Moderator: Felicia Wintons, Food For Thought. Panel includes Jordon Lubberts, Book Depot.
Reception (5:30—8 p.m.). Room 1E12-13.
Noon—10:30 p.m. Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) Programming.
ABC Annual Meeting (noon—12:30 p.m.). Room 1E 9-10. ABC membership not required for attendance.
ABC Luncheon (12:30—1:45 p.m.). Room 1E 9-10. Boxed lunches can be ordered for members through the ABC's Web site: Speaker: author/ illustrator Alexandra Day celebrates the 20th anniversary of Good Dog Carl. Carl will also attend. The 2005 winners of the Lucile Micheels Pannell award talk about their award-winning store programs. Lunch sponsored by FSG.
Children's Booksellers Afternoon (2—4:30 p.m.). Room 1E9-10. National Book Award finalist Julie Ann Peters speaks with her editor, Megan Tingley. Followed by the Children's Book Buzz Workshop.
American Booksellers for Children 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration (5—9:30 p.m.). The Copacabana (560 W. 34th St., one-half block from the Javits). The Secret Garden Silent Auction (5—7:15 p.m.). Dinner (7:30—8:45 p.m.). Presentation of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award to the 2004 and 2005 winners (8:45—9:30 p.m.), with speakers Kate DiCamillo and Kevin Henkes. Pick up/payment for silent auction pieces (9:30—10:30 p.m.).
12:30—1:45 p.m.T hird Annual "What Are You Reading/Publishing?" Lunch. Special Events Hall.
12:30—1:45 p.m. College Store Literary Luncheon. Room 1A03. Sponsored by Nacscorp. RSVP to Cindy Thompson ( at NACS.
1—2 p.m. Mergers, Acquisitions and Financing in the Book Publishing Industry. Room 1E6. Speaker: Robert J. Broadwater, Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
1—2:30 p.m. How to Prepare for the Perfect Book Tour. Room 1E2. Speakers: Kim Dower and Bill Applebaum, Kim-from-L.A. Literary & Media Services.
1—2:30 p.m. Distribution: Toward Efficient Practices That Impact Your Bottom Line. Room 1E3. Moderator: Jeff Abraham, BISG. Panelists: Joseph Gonnella, Barnes & Noble; John Bohman, Random House; Wendell Lotz, Ingram Book Company; Joseph Franceschelli, HarperCollins.
1—3 p.m. Publishing in China. Room 1E4. Two hour-long programs.
An Insider's Guidelines for Market Entry and Capital Investment (1 p.m.). Speaker: Guangwei Xin, Publishing in China: An Essential Guide.
Procedures for Selling Translation, Co-editions, Adaptation and Reprint Rights and Forming Joint Ventures (2 p.m.). Co-presenters: Guangwei Xin and Robert E. Baensch, The Publishing Industry in China.
2—3 p.m. Concurrent ABA sessions. These six sessions will be repeated 3:15—4:15 p.m., allowing booksellers to attend two sessions.
Buying, Selling, and Managing Gifts, Sidelines, and Other Non-Book Products 101. Room 1B04. Moderator: Gayle Shanks, Changing Hands Bookstore.
Buying, Selling, and Managing Gifts, Sidelines, and Other Non-Book Products 201. Room TBA. Moderators: Mary McCarthy, Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops; and Lance Fensterman, Bound to Be Read.
Understanding Co-Op 101. Room 1B02. Moderator: Mark Kaufman, with Paz & Associates.
Understanding Co-Op 201. Room 1C04. Moderator: Mark Nichols, director, Book Sense Marketing. Panelists: Heather Duncan, Tattered Cover Bookstore; Tom Campbell, Regulator Bookshop; Tracy Adams, Co-op Advertising Solutions.
Outside Sales. Room 1B01. Moderator: Dan Cullen, ABA. Panelists: Becky Anderson, Anderson's Bookshop; Nancy Olsen, Quail Ridge Bookshop; Jack Covert, president of 800-CEO-READ.
Making Your Store a Community Center Through Innovative Events. Room 1C03. Moderator: Oren Teicher, ABA COO. Panelists: Carla Cohen, Politics & Prose; Vivien Jennings, Rainy Day Books; Kelly Justice, Fountain Bookstore.
2—4:15 p.m. College Store Idea Exchange & Roundtables. Room 1A03/04/05. Two discussions: Planning and Marketing by the Numbers and Event Planning for the College Store. Sponsored by NACS.
2—4:30 p.m. Improving Ambience, Improving Sales. Room 1C02. Moderator: Kate Whouley, bookstore consultant and author of Bookselling for Dummies.
2:30—3:30 p.m. Rights Trends in the New Web-Enabled Revolution. Room 1E6. Speaker: Ned Rosenthal, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.
2:30—4 p.m. The Best Way to Sell and Market Books in the U.K. & Europe. Room 1E17. Speakers: Sue Miller and Gary Hall, Oxford Publicity Partnership Ltd.
3—4 p.m. The Best Way for Independent Publishers to Work with Scouts & Sub Agents. Room 1E2. Moderator: Ira Silverberg, Donadio & Olson. Panelists: Bettina Schrewe, Bettina Schrewe Literary Scouting; Hamish Mackaskill, EAJ—Japan.
3—4:30 p.m. Google Print: Publisher Trend Lines at Six Months. Room 1E2. Moderator: Adam Smith, Google Print. Speakers: TBA.
3:15—4:15 p.m. Concurrent ABA sessions. See 2—3 p.m. for listing of six repeating sessions and room numbers.
3:30—4:30 p.m. Partnership Publishing: Fundamentals for Success. Room 1E4. Speaker: Debra Hunter, Jossey-Bass.
4—5 p.m. The Canadian Book Market: What Every Publisher Should Know. Room 1E6. Speaker: Les Petriw.
4:30—6 p.m. BEA's Editor & Bookseller Buzz Forum. Room 1E15-16. Publishers present the two new books they feel most passionate about. Moderator: Sara Nelson, editor-in-chief, Publishers Weekly. Presenters: David Hirshey, HarperCollins; Will Schwalbe, Hyperion; Jonathan Karp, Random House; Nan Graham, Scribner; Paul Slovak, Viking; Jamie Raab, Warner Books.
6 p.m. BEA Opening Night Celebration with Billy Crystal. Special Events Hall. Crystal, author of 700 Sundays, delivers the keynote address. Open to all badge holders.
6 p.m. Lambda Literary Awards. City University of New York at the CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Ave.). Fee: $150 (reception/dinner/awards); $25 (awards only). Lambda Literary Foundation's 17th annual VIP Reception (6 p.m.) and Dinner (7:30 p.m.) prior to awards ceremony celebrating g/l/b/t books. Info: or (202) 682-0952.
8—10 p.m. Nautilus Book Awards. Starret-Lehigh Bldg (26th St. & 10th Ave.). Fifth annual awards for outstanding books in spirituality, health, healing, social change and self-help. Sponsored by Body & Soul magazine and Martha Stewart Omnimedia; produced by Marilyn McGuire & Associates Inc. Fee: $20 (nonmembers).

Friday, June 3

8—9:30 a.m. Children's Book & Author Breakfast. Special Events Hall. Fee: $25. Sponsored by the Children's Booksellers and Publishers Committee—a cooperative committee of the ABA, ABC and Children's Book Council (CBC). Host: Jim Dale. Speakers: Daniel Handler, A Series of Unfortunate Events; Alice Provensen, illustrator of Klondike Gold; Pam Muñoz Ryan, Nacho and Lolita.
9 a.m.—noon. Prospective Booksellers School. Room: 1A01-02. Third and final day of intensive training for those interested in opening a bookstore. See Wednesday, June 1, 9 a.m.
9 a.m.—6 p.m. BookExpo trade show floor opens.
10—11 Users Group. Room 1C01. Moderator: Len Vlahos, director,
11 a.m.— Gift Card Users Group. Room 1C02. Moderator: Jill Perlstein, ABA marketing director.
11 a.m.—noon. Adventures of an Independent Bookseller. Room 1E4. Sponsored by the ABA. Speaker: Betsy Burton, owner of the King's English, Salt Lake City.
11 a.m.—noon. Instant Persuasion: Put Your Best Words Forward. Room 1E6. Speaker: Laurie Puhn, Instant Persuasion.
11 a.m.—noon. Can Environmental Leadership Boost Publisher Marketing Efforts? Room 1E17. Moderator: Tyson Miller, Green Press Initiative. Panelists: Judy Galbraith, Free Spirit Publishing; Karen Bouris, Inner Ocean Publishing; Dave Weich, Powell's Books.
11 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Mind Body Spirit Publishing: What the Editors Are Buying Today. Room 1E2. Moderator: Simon Warwick-Smith, Warwick Associates. Panelists: Mickey Maudlin, Harper San Francisco; Nancy Hancock, Touchstone Fireside; Jon Graham, Inner Traditions International; Ned Leavitt, Ned Leavitt Agency.
11 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Trends in Romance Publishing & the Marketplace. Room 1E3. Moderator: Daisy Maryles, exec. editor, Publishers Weekly. Panelists: Donna Hayes, Harlequin; Sue Grimshaw, Borders Group; Tara Taylor Quinn, president, RWA; Leanne Banks, Feet First; Brenda Novak, Stranger in Town.
Noon—1:30 p.m. Book Sense Author Luncheon. Special Events Hall. Host: Betsy Burton, The King's English. Meet dozens of BookSense authors. RSVP to Mark Nichols at Limit two people per bookstore. Must bring confirmation e-mail to the lunch.
1 p.m. Emerging Voices. Room 1E02. Meet new fiction writers after they give brief readings. Chair: M.J. Rose. Readers: Maria Lennon, Making It Up As I Go Along; Kim Ponders, The Art of Uncontrolled Flight; Stephanie Doyon, The Greatest Man in Cedar Hole; Judy Sheehan, And Baby Makes Two; Dana Shapiro, The Every Boy; Damian McNicholl, A Son Called Gabriel.
1—2:30 p.m. Mojo for Shojo: Understanding the Girl Power Fueling the Manga Boom. Room 1E3. Moderator: Heidi MacDonald, Publishers Weekly. Panelists: Milton Griepp, Principal,; others TBA.
1—2:30 p.m. The Best Ways to Get Latinos in Your Bookstore or Library: What Works. Room 1E6. Moderator: Carmen Ospina, Críticas; Panelists: Sylvia Everitt, Hastings; Teresa Mlawer, Lectorum.
1:30—2:45 p.m. Beyond the Traditional Author Tour: Making Readings Work. Room 1E17. Booksellers offer radical new ideas for bringing in readers and shaking up traditional author readings. Moderator: Lisa Tucker, The Song Reader. Panelists: Cindy Dach, Changing Hands; Joe Drabyak, Chester County Books; Lynn Gonchar, Tudor Bookshop; Vivien Jennings, Rainy Day Books; Nancy Rutland, Bookworks.
2—3:30 p.m. Generation Next: The New Hybrid Young Editor. Room 1E4. Young turks in publishing discuss books, new directions and new strategies in the publishing business. Moderator: Steve Zeitchik, editor, Publishers Weekly. Panelists: Liz Nagle, Little, Brown; Chris Jackson, Crown; Lorin Stein, FSG; Gillian Blake, Bloomsbury; Kate Travers, HarperCollins.
3—4 p.m. Future of Graphic Novel. Room 1E3. Moderator: Chip Kidd, Chip Kidd: Book One, Work: 1986—2006(Rizzoli). Panelists: Frank Miller, Sin City (Dark Horse); Brad Meltzer, Identity Crisis (DC Comics), Adrian Tomine, Optic Nerve (Drawn & Quarterly); Charles Burns, Black Hole (Pantheon); Harvey Pekar, The Quitter (Vertigo).
3—4 p.m. BEA's Latin American & Latino Author Forum. Room 1E6. Moderator: Mario Bósquez, The Chalupa Rules. Panelists: Benjamin Saenz, In Perfect Light; Mayra Montero, Captain of the Sleepers; Alfredo José Estrada Welcome to Havana, Señor Hemingway; Marìa Amparo Escandón, Gonzalez & Daughter Trucking Co.
3—4 p.m. Helping Your Customers Who Want to Get Published: The Top 10 Questions Answered by Industry Pros/Stanford Lecturers. Room 1E17. Speakers: Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, authors of Putting Your Passion into Print.
3—4 p.m. Annual ABA Town Hall Meeting. Room 1C03. ABA booksellers can voice their opinions and share their ideas with ABA board members and staff in a less formal setting than at the ABA Annual Membership meeting, which follows.
3—4:30 p.m. Travel Books: Reinventing the Publishing & Selling Paradigm. Room 1E2. Sponsored by John Wiley & Sons. Moderator: Pauline Frommer, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Online. Panelists: Mike Spring, Frommer's; Robin Goldberg, Lonely Planet; Barbara Tolliver, The Traveler Bookstore; Elaine Petrocelli, Book Passage.
3—4:30 p.m.ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Ceremony. Room 1E15. Celebrate the 2004 Gold, Silver and Bronze winners and the Editor's Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction.
4—5 p.m. Sex Between, and Under, the Covers. Room 1E4. Sex and the City's creator, co-star and writer gather to discuss the genre. Moderator: Rick Marin, Cad. Panel: Candace Bushnell, Lipstick Jungle; Greg Behrendt, It's Called a Break-Up Because It's Broken; Kim Cattrall, Sexual Intelligence.
4—5 p.m. ABA Annual Membership Meeting. Room 1C04. ABA's official annual meeting will update membership on the past year and look ahead to future association projects.
5:30—7 p.m. ABA's Annual Celebration of Bookselling. Special Events Hall. Come snack, drink and meet the winners in the four categories of the 2005 Book Sense Book of the Year Awards. Awards will also be handed out to Publishers Weekly's Bookseller of the Year and Rep of the Year.

Saturday, June 4

7:45—9:45 a.m. Authors Breakfast. Marriott Marquis Hotel & Towers (1535 Broadway). Sponsored by Marilyn McGuire & Assoc. Authors: Masaru Emoto, The Hidden Messages in Water; Tom Kenyon, Infinite Brain; Gary Quinn, Living in the Spiritual Zone; Toni Raiten-D'Antonio, The Velveteen Principles. $55/person (breakfast and four signed books). Reservations: (800) 367-1907.
8—9:30 a.m. BEA Saturday Book & Author Breakfast. Special Events Hall. Fee: $25. Host: Randi Rhodes, The Big Encyclopedia of Republican Hypocrites. Speakers: Paul Theroux, Blinding Light; Myla Goldberg, Wickett's Remedy; Mike Wallace, Between You and Me.
8:30 a.m.—1 p.m. Increasing Sales; Cost of Goods Sold 101; It's in the Payroll!; and Renegotiating a Lease. Room TBA. Four sessions are presented in succession by Avin Mark Domnitz, ABA CEO. Sessions were presented concurrently on Thursday, 9:30—10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.—12:15 p.m.
9—10 a.m. Trends in the Children's Christian Marketplace. Room 1E2. Moderator: Mary Manz Simon, consultant. Panelists: Bonnie Carter, Carson-Dellosa; Judy Zylstra, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers; Diane Stortz, Standard Publishing; DeeAnn Grand, Tommy Nelson; Sarah Hinch, Tyndale Kids; Alicia Mey, Zonderkidz.
9 a.m.—6 p.m. BookExpo trade show floor opens.
10—11 a.m. Toward Quantifying the Used Book Conundrum. Room 1E3. Moderator: Barrie Rappaport, Ipsos BookTrends. Panelists: Paul Aiken, Authors Guild; Michael Powell, Powell's City of Books; Brian Elliot, Alibris; Richard Pine, InkWell Management.
10—11 a.m. What We Know About Our Customers: A Booksellers Perspective. Room 1E4. Mystery booksellers share their knowledge of consumer behavior. Moderator: David Morrell, Nightscape. Panelists: Richard Goldman, Mystery Lovers Book Shoppe; Bonnie Claesson, Black Orchid Bookshop; others TBA.
10—11 a.m. Going Global in Frankfurt: Organizing Your Rights and Export Business for Results. Room 1E6. Moderator: Thomas Minkus, Frankfurt Book Fair. Panelists: Seth Russo, Scholastic; others TBA.
10—11 a.m. Back-Office Automation for Bookstores. Room 1E17. Speaker: Charles Halpin, Pubnet/Pubeasy.
10:30 a.m.—noon. Producing Perfect Proposals. Room 1E2. Sponsored by American Book Producers Association. Moderator: Jim Buckley, Shoreline Publishing Group. Panelists: David Rubel, Agincourt Press; Drew Montgomery, Chronicle Books; Jill Cohen, Bulfinch Press.
11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Marketing Your Library to Latinos. Room 1E3. Speakers: Carol Brey-Casiano, ALA president; Bobby Byrd, Cinco Puntos Press.
11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. What We Know About Our Readers: A Mystery & Suspense Media Perspective. Room 1E4. Moderator: Doug Clegg, Afterlife. Panelists: Sarah Weinman, book critic/blogger; Kate Stine, Mystery Scenemagazine; Jim Huang, Drood Review of Mystery; others TBA.
11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Selling Direct to Your Readers. Room 1E6. Speaker: Bill Schubart, Resolution Inc.
11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Listening and the Literacy Link: A Treasure Map for Booksellers & Librarians. Room 1E17. Moderator: Tim Ditlow, Listening Library. Speakers: Robin Whitten, AudioFilemagazine; Teri Lesesne, Sam Houston State Univ.
Noon—2 p.m. BEA Book & Author Luncheon. Special Events Hall. Fee: $40. Host: Charlie Rose. Speakers: Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down; Simon Winchester, A Crack in the Edge of the World; Doris Kearns Goodwin, Master Among Men; Michael Cunningham, Specimen Days.
12:30 p.m. Emerging Mystery & Suspense Voices. Room 1E4. Meet new authors after their brief readings. This reading program repeats at 2:30 with different authors. Chair: M.J. Rose. Readers: TBA.
1—2:30 p.m. Mystery & Suspense Editors Buzz Forum. Room 1E4. Moderator: Carol Fitzgerald, Book Report Network. Panelists: Keith Kahla, St. Martin's Press; Natalee Rosenstein, Penguin Group; Carolyn Marino, HarperCollins; Margaret Marbury, Mira Books & Red Dress Ink; Mark Tavani, Random House.
1—2:30 p.m. Intelligent Web-based Tools for Improving Bookseller Performance. Room 1E2. Moderator: John Rubin, Above the Treeline. Panelists: Ruth Liebmann, Random House; others TBA.
1—2:30 p.m. RFID and Its Effect Upon Publishing's Value Chain. Room 1E3. Discusion on the use of radio frequency identification tags. Moderator: Jim Lichtenburg, Light Speed. Panelists: Doug Cheney, Barnes & Noble; Rick Weingarten, ALA; Thomas W. Galante, Queens Borough Public Library.
1—2:30 p.m. Beyond the Book Cover Medallion: Making the Most of Literary Awards. Room 1E6. Moderator: Katharine Weber, author, critic, awards finalist. Panelists: Jeff Seroy, FSG; Rebecca Miller, Library Journal, president, Nat'l Book Critics Circle; Harold Augenbraum, National Book Foundation; Barbara Genco, Association for Library Service to Children; Gerry Byrne, Quills Literacy Foundation.
1—2:30 p.m. Expanding Publishing Revenues to Libraries with Digital Audio. Room 1E17. Moderator: Steve Potash, OverDrive Inc. Panelists: Eilieen Hutton, Brilliance Audio; Clay Feeter, Blackstone Audiobooks.
1:30—3 p.m. Is Someone Reading Over Your Shoulder? Room TBA. Moderators: Chris Finan, ABFFE president, and Oren J. Teicher, ABA COO.
2:30 p.m. Emerging Mystery & Suspense Voices. Room 1E4. Meet new authors after their brief readings. There is also an Emerging reading at 12:30 with different authors. Chair: M.J. Rose. Readers: Charlie Houston, Six Bad Things; Micah Nathan, Gods of Aberdeen; Neil Olson, The Icon; Will Staeger, Painkiller; Elizabeth Becka, Trace Evidence.
3 p.m. BEA's Mystery & Suspense Authors—From Real Life to the Page: Crafting a Novel of Suspense. Room 1E4. Host: Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading. Panelists: Edna Buchanan, Shadow; Linda Fairstein, Death Dance; Barry Eisler, Killing Rain; Michael Baden and Linda Kenney, Remains Silent.
3—4 p.m. 75 Years with Sam Spade: A Diamond in the Back List. Room 1E3. Sponsored by FOLUSA. Speakers: Richard Layman, Shadow Man: The Life of Dashiell Hammett; Edward Kastenmeier, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard.
3—4:30 p.m. The Art of Giving Great Service: The Secret Sauce of Customer Loyalty. Room 1E2. Speaker: Ari Weinzweig, Zingerman's Guide to Giving Great Service.
3—4:30 p.m. Books for the Teenager: NYPL Recommends the Best of the Best Books. Room 1E6. New York Public Librarians discuss the creation of an annual list. Moderator: Sandra Payne, NYPL; panelists: Teen Central staffers Joanne Rosario, Melissa Jenvey, Jack Martin, Ann Rouyer.
3—4:30 p.m. The Broken Standard of Embargoed Reviews: Who Benefits? Room 1E17. Sponsored by NBCC. Moderator: Art Winslow, the Nation. Panel of critics: Ron Charles, Christian Science Monitor; John Freeman, freelance critic; David Kipen, San Francisco Chronicle; Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune.
3:15—4:30 p.m. Independent Retailing in the U.S. Today. Room TBA. Moderator: Oren J. Teicher.
4—5 p.m.Book Sense Reading Room. Room TBA. End the day by listening to Book Sense writers reading from their books.
4—5:30 p.m. The Heard Word: BEA's Audiobook and Author Tea. Special Events Hall. Fee: $15. Speakers: Adriana Trigiani, Notes from the Villa Di Crespi; Bruce Feiler, Where God Was Born; Kathy Reichs, Cross Bones.
4:30—5:30 p.m. Negotiating Publishing Contracts: A Mock Negotiation. Room 1N3. Moderator: David B. Wolf, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard. Panelists: Ellis Levine, Random House; J. Stephen Sheppard, CDA&S.
4:30—7 p.m. Cruise Around Manhattan. Fee: $10 (at BEA registration). Boarding at Pier 83 (at 41st St.) for a two-hour Hudson River cruise.
5:30—6:30 Heritage Spelling Bee. Room TBA. Join colleagues for a no-holds-barred spelling bee.
9 p.m. BEA's Saturday Night in Real Time with Bill Maher. Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St., between 6th Ave. & Broadway). Tickets: $25; two for $45; five for $100. Maher's performance benefits the Book Industry Foundation. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Information: (203) 840-5614 or visit

Sunday, June 5

8—9:30 a.m. BEA's Sunday Book & Author Breakfast. Special Events Hall. Fee: $25. Host: Bob Herbert, Promises Betrayed: What Kind of America Do We Want to Live In?. Speakers: Umberto Eco, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana; Barbara Ehrenreich, Bait and Switch; John Irving, Until I Find You.
9 a.m.—4 p.m. BookExpo trade show floor opens.

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