With more adult-content authors on the lineup and three years of experience in New York and Chicago, ReedPOP’s BookCon is gearing up for book fandom.
The new Amazon UK Kindle Storyteller Award is open to writers everywhere, as BookCon in New York announces Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown for June 3 and 4.
Exhibitors headed for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair are voting on notable publishers; BookExpo and BookCon announce new speakers.
‘Storytelling and pop culture collide,’ says the teaser on the New York Comic Con 2016 Web site. And that’s just the way these fans like it. BookCon leaves the trade-show floor and heads for the fans.
Not only BookExpo America but also its consumer-facing BookCon will be in Chicago in May, trading New York’s Javits Center for the McCormick Place complex.
Publishers need to focusing on developing fans for books, not merely marketing them, argues Lance Fensterman, founder of ReedPop and producer of BookCon.
BookExpo America’s uPublishU Author Hub created self-published authors’ own ‘footprint on the convention floor’ for the first time, setting a strong precedent.