Book Expo America one of the largest publishing trade show might be turning over a new leaf. Well….maybe, book lovers keep your fingers crossed on this one. Rumor has it that starting in 2013 BEA will allow fans into parts of the expo! They will only have a Saturday to enjoy it but I still think this is a great idea. True fans will get access to upcoming authors debuting soon and see upcoming work from their favorite author as well. Can you see the potential networking opportunities that can come out of that? Access before anyone else? Luv it! Now if I can just find a way to get to it I’ll be cool.
Authors’ book sales would see an increase if consumers are able to go to this event. There are critics (there always are) who are not so fond of the possible change saying it will be ‘all about the authors instead of the industry itself’ well newsflash if there are no authors there is no BEA. Change is sometimes good especially when it comes to your brand/business. Another point addressed is that people will come in expecting free books if they are there. They will take all of the concerns and figure out something I’m sure; however I do hope they allow this to happen. What do you think about the new idea? Have anyone ever attended a BEA show? I would love to hear about because I never went to one.
Peace and luv!