This week you may read about various events related to the happenings around Book Expo America in New York City. Some of you may have been to the event. Some of you may wonder what it is about. Others may think, why bother?
What is Book Expo America?
Book Expo is a Trade Show:
Companies who provide publisher services (our booth location is DZ2156).
This means that a lot of people are doing business. People are exchanging business cards, engaging in business development conversations, perhaps trying to sell each other “stuff.”
Book Expo is a Circus:
Undeniably so. Last year, actors Jim Carrey and Debra Messing crashed the party to promote their books. Ann Romney was there to let us know about Mitt Romney’s favorite type of peanut butter. Of course, authors - you know, real authors like Neil Gaiman - showed up…
But it is not just all show, and there are other things you should be aware of, and keep an eye on.
For those self publishers who cannot attend, here are some events to focus your twitter feeds on:
May 28-29: International Digital Publishing Forum, or IDPF, or <idpf>
May 29: Making Information Pay 2014
May 31: uPublishU
We will update you throughout the conference with hashtags as they become available. Follow us on Twitter: @BwkrSelfPublish.
For a rundown of some of the bloggers and news sources who will be great at pulling out some of the gems of this conference as they happen:
DBW (Digital Book World)