Top 10 Reasons to Attend BEA in NYC

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Your BookRix USA team has traveled to NYC for the internationally renowned BookExpo America (BEA) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, officially taking place May 23-26. If you’ve never attended before, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. That’s why we have compiled the Top 10 Reasons you should make a point of attending this event, whether this week or in the future:

1. Meet publishers, editors, agents and other industry professionals at the Exhibition Halls with over 1,300 companies represented.

2. Participate in many free educational sessions to hear industry leaders discuss the latest trends, developments and technologies affecting the book industry.

3. Be inspired by new and best-selling authors, while getting a sneak preview of the Fall Lists.

4. Collect autographs from more than 500 of your favorite authors!

5. Rub elbows with celebrities like Jane Fonda, Charles Frazier, John Lithgow, Jane Lynch and Michael Moore.

6. Get the latest updates on digital content and technologies.

7. If you’re a blogger, there are two concurrent events at BEA: BlogWorld and New Media Expo NY May 24-26 and a special one-day Book Blogger Convention on May 27.

8. Shopping!!! BEA has North America’s largest selection of children’s books, a remainders pavilion where you can locate both recent and hard-to-find books and music, and even a gift shop for non-book items.

9. Explore and enjoy the Big Apple!!!

And last but certainly not least:

10. Meet the BookRix USA Team! Gunnar Siewert, the CEO himself, Tim, Ayelet, Stefany, Amber and Andy! Plus, our newly appointed BookRix sponsored author, R. Lynn, will be making her debut appearance on Wednesday with her book, Descendants, edited, printed and promoted by BookRix!!!

We’re pulling out all the stops and unveiling our new author services at BEA which you can read more about in our recent press release or on our special BEA website pages. We’ll be hanging out at our exhibitor space in the International Digital Publishing Forum’s (IDPF) Digital Zone at booth #2110.

If you can’t make it to BEA in person you can listen to the recent podcast about our attendance online and connect with us through our social media to stay in touch and meet the team. Feel free to ask questions, share your thoughts, mention what you’re reading or writing, or just say hi!

Be sure to stay tuned in via the blog, our BookRix Facebook fan page and our @BookRixUS Twitter account as we’ll be bringing you on-site coverage highlighting the best of BEA 2011—the largest book publishing trade convention in North America!

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