BEA gets off to a running start tomorrow morning at Jacob K. Javits center in New York City. This is the place to be for the next week if you are anybody (or anybody who wants to be anybody) in the book publishing world. The annual event which is expected to attracted just around 25,000 industry professionals this year. On hand will be over 1000 authors and 1500 exhibitors. An evolutionary leap from the first convention held in 1902, which boasted 60 participants and Mark Twain as the keynote speaker.
The BEA is making special effort this year to “include new technology and voices,” giving a nod to literary bloggers and kindle fans while incorporating other social media into the event in this years New Media Zone. You can read more on what they have to say about it here.
If you plan on attending, don’t leave home without LibraryJournal.com’s guide to all the swag you can steal at the show!