Book Expo 2009
Anything is possible.
Book Expo (BEA) is vast. Hundreds of exhibtors, thousands of people,
millions of books. It's a spectacle rather than an experience, an
unscripted, three-day piece of indoor street theater with a cast of
thousands, all of whom are extras. It's not even about the books. It's
We didn't see it all, but we saw a lot of it until my feet gave out.
And we got to meet Jane Wesman, whose epynomonous public relations
firm has made Sea Changes a success. We also met the guy who founded
Galley Cat, the publishing zine.
New York may be expensive and awful, but it's definitely where it's
at. Which is probably why it's New York.