Book Expo America (BEA) – The Book Industry Gathers Together

By Anne Kubek, INscribe EVP/GM

This week, the book industry will once again come together at the Javits Center in New York City for Book Expo America or BEA. It was twenty-six years ago when I attended my first BEA ​(although then it was called the ABA Conference after the professional organization, the American Booksellers Association, who put on the show). Things have changed a bit since then! Different retailers, fewer physical booksellers, and wholly different models of bookselling have emerged in the past two and a half decades.

But some things don’t change at BEA – it’s still the place that the industry comes together to meet, to deal, to learn and to connect.  It’s a chance to catch up with former colleagues, partners, clients and friends. It’s a place to learn what is happening and changing in our industry and to shape its future.

We at INscribe Digital are attending our fifth BEA as a team, and we are looking forward to meeting up with our clients and partners, and meeting folks that we hope to work with in the future. Our schedule is packed and our booth will be hosting lots of great discussions about ways to jointly grow our business.

Our Director of Client Services, Kelly Peterson, will be moderating a panel on DIRECT SALES FOR AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS on Thursday, May 28 from 11:00 – 11:50am in Room 1E10 with our valued partners Christina Bauer of Ink Monster, Ron Martinez from Aerbook and Nathan Maharaj of Kobo. We hope you’ll stop by to hear from them. They are all smart and entertaining presenters and we think you’ll learn some great things about growing your sales.

Please stop by our booth in the Digital Zone – #2157 – so we can say hi in person.