BookExpo Podcast features 57th Annual National Book Awards Ceremony

BEA presents podcast coverage of the 2006 BookExpo, including interviews from the show floor and educational programs. Also included are the sounds of the invitation-only gala held November 15, 2006 in New York City. Listen to the announcements of the winners and hear the honorees’ acceptance speeches. The National Book Awards ceremony was hosted by Fran Lebowitz and features:

  • Young People’s Literature: M.T. Anderson for Octavian Nothing (Candlewick Press)
  • Poetry: Nathaniel Mackey for Splay Anthem (New Directions)
  • Nonfiction: Timothy Egan for The Worst Hard Time (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Fiction: Richard Powers for The Echo Maker (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
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    BookExpo America 2007 – Be There!

    Ongoing news updates about the upcoming show
    Take advantage of Early Bird Registration Prices for BookExpo America by May 11th, 2007. Register now and SAVE!

    BookExpo America (BEA) has announced that documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, comedian Stephen Colbert, economist Dr. Alan Greenspan, novelist Khaled Hosseini and Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus will be among the many notable personalities who will be speaking at BEA this year. This year’s roster of speakers offers a broad spectrum of accomplished writers from many different fields of endeavor. “Unlike last year, when politics provided a theme for much of our programming, this year we are celebrating the writer and the book,” said Lance Fensterman, Event Director for BEA.

    Other speakers participating in BEA’s special events programming are Alan Alda, Paul Coelho, Paul Krugman, Ian McEwan, Rosie O’Donnell, Alice Sebold, Lisa See, and Russell Simmons. Dr. Alan Greenspan will be the Conference Keynote speaker.

    BookExpo America has launched a NEW BEA Website. New features include:

  • New image and branding. A new look for BEA which reflects its global reach.

  • Navigation tools which are clean, smart and easy to use. This will enable users to register, search, interact and navigate easier and more intuitively.

  • Headlines from industry leading trade publications. BEA aims to create a one-stop clearinghouse of industry information and greater access to the many great news sources in our industry.

  • BEA Event Director’s Blog. A unique perspective on the book world from the bookseller who became a BEA leader. With blackberry in hand, expect dispatches from around the world!

  • Expanded and comprehensive podcast program including industry events and streaming video. An interactive component to BEA to enhance and expand dissemination beyond the show dates – a BEA without walls!

  • My BEA, an online social networking platform that offers attendees, exhibitors, speakers and press an opportunity to create a personalized show experience. A few features of My BEA include networking, appointment setting, creating a personalized schedule, job boards, and message boards. My BEA will be available to all pre-registered BEA attendees the first week of April 2007.

  • BEA Story Project – an interactive posting board where you can tell your own BEA story. Did you meet your wife? Lose your mind? Get stranded at the airport and end up talking with Gore Vidal? Tell us. Both text and audio capability will be offered to share your BEA story.

  • BEA Chinese Website – a link to a dedicated website tailored specifically to BEA’s Chinese visitors. Text on the website will be in both English and Chinese.

  • BEA Global Market Forum - the new Global Market Forum will explore the 5 billion dollar market (2005) and still growing expansion of English reading worldwide. The Forum will help professionals from all over the world to better understand these markets with facts, figures, and best practice reports with leading industry voices commenting on their experiences and perspectives. One panel will survey international key markets for English books in Europe and Asia, with comments and insights from major international players in this field. Another panel will highlight case studies and analyze challenges and opportunities both for big conglomerates and independent publishers alike.

  • As an adjunct to the Global Market Forum, BEA will create a venue to increase U.S. and Chinese publishing cooperation. The China Business Round Table will be an invitation only forum of top Chinese importers and exporters meeting in a rotating format with international sales representatives from select U.S. publishers.

    BookExpo Show FACTS:

    2005 NYC BookExpo Attendance:

  • 29,104 Industry Professionals
  • 7,701 Book Buyers

  • Over 1,000 Media from all major news outlets.
  • Attendees from all 50 states as well as 30 countries.
  • BookExpo America (BEA) is the premier event in the United States serving the $25 billion book market. BookExpo America combines the largest selection of English language titles on the planet with special industry and author events and unparalleled educational content to create a dynamic environment for networking, sourcing and relationship building.

    Now in its 106th year, BookExpo America heads to New York City, June 1-3, 2007 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

    Event schedule:

    Writer's Conference - Wed, May 30
    Educational Program - Thur, May 31 to Sun, June 3
    Exhibition Halls - Fri, June 1 to Sun, June 3
    International Rights Center - Fri, June 1 to Sun, June 3

    The 2007 NYC event will feature new special events, education and show features... and will also have an expanded reach to booksellers, librarians, mass and specialty retailers as well industry professionals from around the world.

    The 2007 Event is already over 80% sold out!

    Now is the time to reserve your space for the 2007 NYC Show to make sure you get the best booth location options available! For more information on exhibiting in the upcoming event, please contact Mike Carlucci: or 203-840-5625.

    2007 Small Press Booth Options & Packages

  • Small Press Package - 8 x 6 booth space with basic furnishings - only $1425
  • Premium Small Press - 10 x 8 booth space with basic furnishings - only $2225
  • A Small Press booth testimonial from 2006 show exhibitor Elmo Strutter, author and publisher of the IPPY Award-winning Drinktionary: "I took a chance as an exhibitor at BookExpo America 2006 in Washington DC this year to promote my self-published book, Drinktionary. I had one of the smallest and most remote booths in the Small Press Area, but it was one of the best promotional decisions I've made so far."

    "My booth was constantly surrounded by people interested in my book to buy, promote or partner with. The success I had was incredible. I must have met over two thousand people and corporations to follow up with after the show."

    "Not only did BookExpo give me more exposure than I could have hoped for, it also gave me a huge base of contacts to my book to its next steps."

    Aland Greenspan to be Conference Keynote. The esteemed scholar and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board will be
    interviewed in a Q & A format by NBC News veteran Andrea Mitchell, who is also his wife.

    Officials at BEA are expecting a significant audience and large media turnout for a discussion of Dr. Greenspan’s eagerly anticipated new book, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, (Penguin Press, September 2007).

    The Conference Keynote represents a new platform at BEA. Convention officials note that conference programming has become one of the most critical components of convention activity, and the sessions annually attract a large audience of publishers, booksellers and media.

    For complete Event details visit or call customer service at 1-800-840-5614 or 1-203-840-5614.