Bonus Material: Should the Public Be Invited to BEA?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

Frankfurt does it…the Bienal do Livro in Brazil does it…lots of other book fairs do it…and the public loves it. So, the question is, should BookExpo America, the premier book event in North America find a way to let in the public to mingle with publishers and buy books.  As discussed in today’s lead article covering the Salon du Livre et de la Presse in Paris, there are benefits, not the least of which is direct exposure to readers and a chance to hear their feedback.

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About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.