I was pleased to read in Shelf Awareness this morning that Book Expo America is considering adding a public component to the show in 2013.  The general public’s access to the trade show floor would bring new life to the event.  I’ve advocated this for years, or at least in multiple blog posts over the past 10 months.  Good to know someone was reading!

Charlie Thompson signs books at the University of Illinois Press booth, BEA 2011.

One Response to BEA may open the gates

  1. Frank Kern says:

    Totally agree that adding a public element to the show would transform the event and it would certainly pay for itself both fiscally and in terms of PR. I do love your modesty Michael – so congrats on sterling work!