This is from a brief press release that went out yesterday - stuff I love to share.
Areas of Growth Include Digital Zone, Children’s Pavilion,
Gift & Sidelines Companies
which will take place in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Center,
June 4 – 7, is the largest book industry event in North
America, and one of the largest gatherings of English language
publishers in the world. The show’s vast
array of publishers, book industry services and related retail products
provides attendees the chance to uncover unique and special products that make
their stores and collections one of a kind.
“While adding new companies and losing old ones is always part of the game, it has been particularly encouraging to see so many new exhibitors added in our current economic climate,” notes Steve Rosato, Show Manager for BEA. “We have exhibitors from 26 countries, we have attendees from all 50 states, and we boast a huge gathering of the most famous authors writing today. On top of this, we are based in the media capital of the world which offers special opportunity for everyone at BEA. Our goal is simple … we want to provide unparalleled leverage and access for our exhibitors as well as our attendees.”
Some of the notable and high profile authors who will be speaking at BEA this year and bringing major national media attention to the show include Neil Young, Stephen Colbert, Barbara Kingsolver, Junot Diaz, Jimmy Fallon, Michael Chabon, and Chris Colfer, among many others.