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  • Book Expo America - June 5-7 2012

    Book Expo America

    What's New in 2012

    New at BookExpo America (BEA)

    BEA 2012 continues to evolve each year by adding new and exciting features to keep pace with the industry and in direct response to customer feedback to ensure you get the best return on investment by participating in North America's premier publishing event. Here's what we have new for you this year along with the return of some of your existing favorites…
    Gift Shop Pavilion will open a day earlier from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday, June 4.
    Totally Revamped and Expanded Digital Discovery Zone (D2Z)! Brought to you by IDPF, the Digital Discovery Zone (D2Z) will feature all NEW daily Digital Cocktail Networking Happy Hours Tuesday and Wednesday that will bring digital professionals together to discuss and share ideas on the digital revolution.
    BEA Author Stage Moves into Digital Discovery Zone (D2Z)! One of the prestigious BEA Author Stages moves to the heart of the Digital Discovery Zone where you will enjoy marquee BEA author events in combination with digital programming—huge traffic draw!
    Upgraded My BEA Show Planner online planning tools to help you schedule your days before you get to the show—now includes comprehensive search and bookmarking features for all BEA conferences and events.
    BEA Mobile—Now faster and includes an Android App.
    Streaming of favorite BEA events available online during and after BEA
    Author Lunch: A Conversation with Neil Young—an all-new author event free to all BEA attendees. Join Neil Young as he is interviewed and discusses his upcoming memoir, Waging Heavy Peace.
    BEA Education Program—Totally Refreshed!

    • Introduction of tracks to help you identify content and sessions you want to attend
    • Sessions focused on Book & Author Marketing and PR
    • An increased number of sessions focused on digital
    • Sessions more efficiently scheduled into a 50-minute time frame to allow you to maximize your time
    • New Speakers
    • Bigger emphasis on practical actionable education and training for all members of the industry
    • Introduction of Workshops
    • NEW BEA Select Sessions—focused on the new innovations, new directions, and technologies that are transforming the publishing industry

    BEA Favorites

    Author Autographing and In-Booth Autographing—meet and greet with 775+ new, up-and-coming and favorite authors
    Author and Children's Breakfasts—an all-new lineup of authors for you to hear from and get a preview of what they have coming up next
    Author Stages—a fresh roster of authors and experts talking to you about the latest titles and trends
    BlogWorld & New Media Expo NY—Back by popular demand to co-locate with BEA

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