January 10, 2015 in 

The Book Expo of America (BEA) is an annual, massive book convention in the US attended by publishers, agents, authors, librarians, bookstore reps, and random passers-by.

The Book Expo of America (BEA) is an annual book industry convention held across various locations within the US. As one of its largest gatherings, this yearly event draws together 500 exhibitors and over 20,000 attendees annually – typically, author signings, panel discussions, and other book-related events are offered openly to the public at BEA.

Book Expo of America began as the American Booksellers Association convention. By 1971, this event had become known as the American Booksellers Association/Publishers Marketing Association Convention; later that same year, in 1995, it was given its current moniker of Book Expo America. More recently, events have occurred in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) organizes the Book Expo of America. This not-for-profit trade association promotes the business interests of the book industry. BISG members include publishers, booksellers, librarians, and others involved in the business of books.

Book Expo of America typically occurs each spring and hosts trade and consumer events. Trade events at this show include conferences, seminars, and networking events for industry professionals. Meanwhile, consumer events include author signings, panel discussions, and other open-to-public affairs.

The Book Expo of America is an essential annual event for North American authors, publishers, and booksellers. Authors use it as an opportunity to promote their books while meeting with publishers and booksellers; publishers use it to introduce forthcoming titles; both can meet authors at this event while connecting with booksellers; while booksellers attend it to meet publishers/authors as well as discover new titles while staying informed about industry trends.

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CJ McDaniel

CJ grew up admiring books. His family owned a small bookstore throughout his early childhood, and he would spend weekends flipping through book after book, always sure to read the ones that looked the most interesting. Not much has changed since then, except now some of those interesting books he picks off the shelf were designed by his company!

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