#BEA11: The Inertia of Possibility and Decisions for the Future

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

Publishers, editors, agents and freelancers are free to trail-blaze their way through a changing publishing industry. By Erin L. Cox For the last few years, as publishers go from print to e-publishing and so many people leave traditional publishing or trail-blaze into new sectors — technology, entertainment, social networking — and discover how those intersect with book publishing, it creates …

There’s No Business Like Book Show Business

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

93-year-old publishing attorney and author Martin Levin reflects on 60 years of book fairs, starting with the American Booksellers Association meeting in 1950. By Martin Levin In a career that spans six decades, and still counting, I have found that there is nothing quite like the annual trade shows in book publishing. 1950s: Washington D.C. I recall my first American …

To BEA, or Not to BEA, That is the Question

In English Language by Erin L. Cox

When you’re an independent publishing professional, is the time and expense of attending BookExpo America worth it? Editorial by Erin L. Cox In August of 2006, I left the publicity department at HarperCollins for a job as the Book Publishing Director at The New Yorker, where I handled the book advertising. It was not until April the following year that I …