I am not sure how well this will go over within the publishing industry, but according to the Book Expo News Blog, they are considering opening up BEA to the public. Check out the excerpt below and let me know your thoughts.
“This will not happen immediately, but are looking at 2013 to shift BEA to a Thursday – Friday – Saturday, leaving the trade portion exclusive on Thursday and Friday so the industry can continue to meet and conduct the B2B business that is inherent to BEA and open the doors on Saturday for consumers built around author events, but also allow them onto the show floor to look behind the curtain, see what new works from their favorite writers will be coming out like ComicCon does. This will also give a day of exhibits on the weekend that small but vocal portion of librarians and booksellers miss.” CLICK HERE to read the full blog post.
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