Book Biz BEA: Reactions in Print By Carmen on Jun. 4, 2007 - 9:08 AMComment Motoko Rich concentrates on the digital aspects of BEA. The Washington Post’s Bob Thompson covers the convention for the paper, also got an advance look at Jenna Bush‘s manuscript. Otto Penzler writes what’s assumed to be a somewhat tongue-in-cheek take of how BEA’s gigantism can make one despair. Also in the Sun, Kate Taylor weighs the pros and cons of the Espresso Book Machine. AP’s Hillel Italie also examines the gigantism effect with regards to conservative publishing. He also comments on the lack of a big buzz book and why talking about Harry Potter is like “buzzing the moon and the stars.” Stephen Colbert sparred with Khaled Hosseini or erm, maybe not. Variety looks at the film tie-ins and rights grabs. The main events, like the celebrity breakfasts, get covered by USA TODAY. Reuters sits in on the Writers Digest conference and comes away with a real sense of desperation. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports on the LongPen as seen through George R.R. Martin‘s virtual signing. Handy one-page coverage of PW Show Daily’s pieces. Sara Nelson also cheers the American spirit on display at the fair.