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    « Book Expo 2008 | Main | Day 2 at BEA »


    Barbara Sack

    Ahhh, your first paragraph expresses it so well, that feeling of "I'm just where I ought to be!" Though both were many years ago and thus smaller, I've been fortunate enough to go to Book Expo and to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Talk about died and gone to heaven. Twice, no less. So your post took me right back there. Loved it.

    Barbara, a sister Gup


    It sounds like some of these panel discussions are pretty abstract. Even so - gosh, it sounds like a lot of fun!

    Kathryn Lilley

    Great post! I'll be there for the first time this year, signing at the MWA booth. I love the idea of the publisher having a studio. I'm assuming that is so that authors can tape interviews and post them to their web sites and put them in book trailers.

    Jeri Westerson

    The studio thing is for any and all venues deemed worthy by the publisher to take in readers. Not just for the individual authors use per se, but in a general "let's put it out to the internet because that is where people are shopping" sort of way, at least that's what I got out of it.


    OK, so if publishers are willing to spend significant advertising dollars at trade showes, why don't they budget more for the actual product they are trying to sell to the public? It's as though they haven't got a clue who their customers are, and what little advertising they do purchase, it is as contemporary as something from Edwardian Britian. Again, I assert I could advertise books better bound & gagged and thrown into a river Houdini style!

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