The organizers behind the BookExpo America convention plan to implement several changes for the annual trade show. These modifications were detailed in a letter signed by the American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher, senior vice president of ReedPop Lance Fensterman, and event director Brien McDonald.
Teicher shared this statement with the American Booksellers Association: “Guided by feedback and input from member bookstores, ABA and our valued colleagues at Reed are reinventing BookExpo while implementing a number of important innovations and changes to help ensure that the annual spring event — still the largest annual meeting of independent booksellers — meets the business needs of indie bookstores and helps them better interact with all key segments of the book industry. We are excited to be moving ahead with Reed to make BookExpo the best event possible.”
Henceforth, BookExpo American will be known as BookExpo. The 2017 event will take place from May 31 to June 2 in New York City. Participants will be able galley giveaways, author signings, publicists speed dating sessions, meet the editors panels, and the children’s book art Auction. (via Shelf Awareness)