Book Expo America, which will take place in New York between May 31 and Jun 2, has revamped its website, which went live late last week and is now fully operational. In a press release that went out yesterday, organizers highlight some of the site’s new features, including a new look, easier navigation, a blog from Show Director Lance Fensterman, “headlines from industry leading trade publications” (but so far, GalleyCat has been excluded), and My BEA, an online social networking platform that offers attendees, exhibitors, speakers and press an opportunity to create a personalized show experience.
“Our goal in creating BEA’s new web presence is so that we may serve as a more effective year-round tool in building relationships,” notes Fensterman. “My vision for BEA on the web is to create a platform that extends the reach and relevance of BookExpo America well beyond 3 days in June. Added features such as social networking, dedicated web pages to key attendee groups, and an ever expanding podcasting program are examples or our commitment to serve our industry in new and evolving ways.”
More content, in the form of a dedicated website tailored specifically to BEAs Chinese visitors and an interactive posting board called “BEA STORY” is on the way.