ReedPOP Announces Speakers for BookExpo Audio Publishers Association (APA) Author Tea

03/21/2017

Alan Alda Hosts Bestselling Authors to Discuss Their Works and the Changing Audiobook Landscape

Norwalk, CT, March 21, 2017: Today, ReedPOP announced the lineup for the Audio Publishers Association (APA) Author Tea on Friday, June 2 at BookExpo 2017. Four bestselling authors will take the stage to discuss their craft, creativity and inspiration, with a focus on the audiobook landscape which continues to grow in importance to the publishing industry and pop culture at large.

The event will feature Emmy Award-winning actor and director Alan Alda (If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on my Face?, Penguin Random House Audio) as host, along with James Patterson (Crazy House, Hachette Audio), Marissa Meyer (Renegades, Macmillan Audio) and Daniel José Older (Shadowhouse Fall, Scholastic Audio).

“What better way to celebrate the power of the spoken word than to hear these great authors talk about their own experiences with the growing world of audiobooks? And with plenty of giveaways at this event no one leaves empty-handed!” said Michele Cobb, Executive Director, Audio Publishers Association

“The APA Author Tea offers the publishing industry a unique platform to celebrate the success of the audiobook market with an impressive lineup of authors in a relaxed setting over afternoon tea,” said Brien McDonald, Event Director for BookExpo & BookCon.

Full program information can be found below:

FRIDAY, JUNE 2
3:00PM - 4:00PM AUDIO PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION AUTHOR TEA
(Room 1E07/08)

The APA Author Tea will feature Alan Alda (If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on my Face?, Penguin Random House Audio) as host, along with James Patterson (Crazy House, Hachette Audio), Marissa Meyer (Renegades, Macmillan Audio) and Daniel José Older (Shadowhouse Fall, Scholastic Audio).

The APA Author Tea is a separately ticketed event. For more information or to register for BookExpo, please visit www.bookexpoamerica.com

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ABOUT BOOKEXPO
BookExpo is North America’s largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an audience from around the globe. The event is designed to lead the global publishing industry to its consumer driven future and celebrate storytelling in all its forms. It’s the place where industry, authors and readers converge to define the direction of the publishing industry for years to come. BookExpo provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers and learn from industry leaders and peers. BookExpo is organized with the support of association partners including the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR).

About ReedPOP:
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South, Unplugged and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Star Trek: Mission New York, TwitchCon, ComplexCon, UFC Fan Expo and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com)

ReedPOP Contact:
Brian Reinert/Nikki Liberatore
(212) 685-4300
Brian_Reinert@dkcnews.com / Nikki_Liberatore@dkcnews.com

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