Looking for a great summer read? Look no further, because genConnect will be covering the largest publishing conference in North America. BookExpo America is in New York City from June 4 to 7, delivering to you the knowledge from publishing experts, authors, booksellers and other industry executives.
Notable speakers include:
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Neil Young and Patti Smith
- Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon
- Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz
- Actor and comedian Jimmy Fallon
- Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry
- TV star of Glee and Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer
In addition, BEA will also hold a Bloggers Conference, featuring keynote speaker and author of In Her Shoes Jennifer Weiner. Everyone from food to military bloggers will discuss how to fine-tune the art of blogging and navigate the world of digital publishing.
New this year to BEA is a Global Market Forum on publishing in Russia. With over 40 Russian authors traveling to NYC, the forum will introduce initiatives to bring Russian literature and culture to American readers.
“genConnect is thrilled to attend BookExpo America this year and to engage with such a diverse and accomplished literary group,” said genConnect CEO Nancy Spears. “Publishing is rapidly changing in this digital age and we are pleased to be at the forefront of this industry shift, bringing different viewpoints from some of the most accomplished people in publishing to our viewers.”
To see some of the digital innovations BEA is rolling out this year—including a new mobile app—visit the official BEA website.
Written by Ellis Liang
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