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mary-lynn-i-archibald's picture
Jun.07.2008
I was amazed by many things at BEA, but none more than the ability to walk up to a salesperson for, say, Random House, and talk a bit, maybe get a free book, and give them a bookmark or a book in return. It was easy and fun, and who knows where it will lead? The worst part is, I promised a...
mary-lynn-i-archibald's picture
Jun.05.2008
If you've no idea what to expect of the second largest book fair in the world, you will not be alone. Here are some important Dos and Don'ts: 1. Do plan ahead. Look at your BEA catalog on the first day. Page through and fold over each page you want to access quickly in the near future. There is so...
bob-david-calhoun's picture
Jun.04.2008
Suzanne Kleid is invincible. She writes for McSweeny’s and blogs about lit on Bay Area PBS Station KQED’s website. She has a day job slinging books. Seeing her selling Bukowski to British tourists, you wouldn’t think that she was one badassed SOB, but she is. At Book Expo America last weekend, I,...
mary-lynn-i-archibald's picture
Jun.03.2008
I have wedged myself into my daughter's L.A. studio apartment (which she shares with a very large dog), and am now trying to debrief and make sense of it all. And my feet are still recovering. More tips, as I promised: 1. Find a hotel early—say two or three months before the actual event. This does...
mary-lynn-i-archibald's picture
Jun.02.2008
Book promotion is challenging at best, as most of you know, and having survived three days of intense book marketing, I can tell you it works, but not unless you work it. Accidental Cowgirl was barely at the galley stage by the time last year's Book Expo America, and I fear that in the crush of...
corinne-heather-copnick's picture
Jun.02.2008
 In case you thought I was Missing in Action, here I am. For the last three days I have been immersed in BookExpoAmerica (BEA), the BIG, BIG, BIG annual event of the book industry. This year it was held in Los Angeles. Next year it is scheduled for New York and the year after that in Las Vegas....
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jun.01.2008
I went to my obsessive addiction web site--www.publishersmarketplace.com--a few half dozen times yesterday just so I could see the flickr photos of Book Expo.  I shouldn't have done it, but things like that are a drug for me.  I want to know, know, know, and then I wish I didn't.  You see, I am...
christopher-w-gortner's picture
May.29.2008
“Why aren’t you going to BEA? “ If I hear the question one more time, I’m going to channel my Carrie Bradshaw and buy those really expensive pair of Ghost boots I’ve been eyeing, just so I can feel better about the fact that no, my publisher is not sending me to BEA. It goes something like this: “...
kim-cooper's picture
Apr.23.2008
Late May sees the arrival in LA of the BookExpo America publishing industry convention, and if you're a Bukowski fan, you'll want to attend. That's because only BEA badge holders who get on Esotouric's HAUNTS OF A DIRTY OLD MAN:CHARLES BUKOWSKI'S LA tour (departing from Arnie Morton's Steakhouse...