Monday, October 29, 2007


My publisher indicated that they are thinking of sending me to BookExpo America in Los Angeles next June. My agent is thrilled and so am I. This is the big leagues!

What is BEA you ask? According to Wikipedia: BookExpo America is the largest annual book trade fair in the United States. BEA is almost always held in a major city over four days in May, often running in to early June. Nearly all significant book publishers in the United States, and many from abroad, have booths and exhibits at BEA, and use the fair as an opportunity to showcase upcoming titles, sell current books, socialize with colleagues from other publishing houses, and sell and buy subsidiary rights and international rights (although not on the scale of the rights negotiation that occurs at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October). Authors, librarians, and buyers for book retailers also attend the event.