FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

BEA

The Banners of BEA 2011

Every year, this GalleyCat editor loves to take badly lit photographs of the banners of BEA, giving our readers a glimpse of the year’s biggest campaigns.

The banners were fairly muted this year. Last year, a gigantic Justin Cronin poster loomed over the proceedings. In this GalleyCat editor’s memory, The Passage banner seemed as tall as a house.

The Oprah Winfrey Show ends today, so it is only fitting that we open with a banner (embedded above) for the $50 book, The Oprah Winfrey Show: Reflections on an American Legacy.

Read more

GalleyCat Versus BEA 2011

Publishing people from around the world converged on New York City today for bookselling, panel discussions, and parties. We braved BookExpo America to bring you coverage straight from publishing’s biggest conference.

Check out our BEA 2011 Cheat Sheet if you want to explore the conference and parties. Here are some links to our ongoing coverage…

7 Handselling Do’s & 3 Handselling Don’ts
eBook Booths To Visit At BookExpo
Editors Buzz Forums: Battle of the Blurbs
Blio Will be Preloaded on More Than 25 Million Devices in 2011
New Nook On Sale Now

Editors Buzz Forums: Battle of the Blurbs

In a BEA tradition yesterday, six editors described their favorite book of the season in the annual Editors Buzz Forum. For ten minutes apiece, these editors advocated for a particular book in a room filled with booksellers.

The annual event can teach you a lot about writing blurbs, particularly how to write one or two glittering sentences about a book. We’ve included a few choice examples below–how would you  describe your favorite book in a single, perfect sentence?

“It’s huge but familiar at the same time.” Little, Brown and Company publisher Michael Pietsch on  The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

“It gave me goosebumps. On my face.” Dutton senior editor Denise Roy on The Underside of Joy by Sere Prince Halverson
Read more

BEA 2011 Cheat Sheet

It’s BookExpo America week in New York City, and we’ll have four reporters covering the event for our out-of-town readers. Follow along on our blogs or subscribe to the free newsletters for GalleyCat and eBookNewser.

For panel discussions and event information, Colleen Lindsay posted Word and Excel versions of the schedule on her blog. If you want a high tech solution, try Publishers Lunch‘s Apple app and Blackberry App for BEA. 

For professional networking, explore our How To Look for a Publishing Job at BEA post.

For galleys and author signings, you must read Barbara Hoffert‘s BEA Galley & Signing Guide.

For parties, check out Evil Wylie’s Ultimate BEA Party Guide.

<< PREVIOUS PAGE