Post-BEA Post

My friend Kevin Smokler, whose Brat Pack America is forthcoming from Rare Bird Books in October, said to reserve Monday for catching up with people and sending follow-ups.

That’s the kind of important advice that I picked up as a first-timer at Book Expo America, in Chicago this year for the first time in twelve years. I walked the floors as a  publisher, collected business cards, and chatted about the industry with booksellers, publishers, media, bloggers, and sales reps. Some of us were talking about how the non-booth conversations can be among the most valuable, and that was true to my experience. As a result many of the most important connections I made happened without documentation, but here are a few pictures to give you an idea of the scope and size.


About Laura Stanfill

Publisher, Forest Avenue Press
This entry was posted in Books, Community, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s