Fifteen New Countries to Participate At Bookexpo America

05/20/2014

Total Number of New Exhibitors 183; Total Number of Countries 23

Norwalk, CT, May 20, 2014: Officials at BookExpo America (BEA) note that 15 countries that were not participating in the show in 2013 will be present at this year's event. Show organizers also note that in total there will be 183 new or "first time" exhibitors at the convention. The total number of countries participating in BEA this year is 23 and the new countries that were not at the show in 2013 include: Albania, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, and United Arab Emirates.
BookExpo America, which will take place in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Center, May 28 – May 31, 2014, is the largest book industry event in North America, and one of the largest gatherings of English language publishers in the world. The show’s vast array of publishers, book industry services and related retail products provides attendees the chance to uncover unique and special products that make their stores and collections one of a kind. This year, BEA will launch a consumer event called BookCon on Saturday, May 31 which is expected to attract upwards of 8,000 book-loving fans to the show.

“It is always pleasing to have new people at our show and so I am especially happy that we have 15 countries visiting us this year who were not at the show in 2013,” notes Steve Rosato, Show Manager for BEA. “In addition to these countries, we have exhibitors from across the United States and we have over 750 authors participating in panels, autographings, and other special appearances throughout the course of our convention. We have top quality media in attendance and so BEA and BookCon will provide exhibitors and authors as well as other industry professionals with a rare opportunity to network as well promote their product."

Some of the notable and high profile authors who will be speaking at BEA and participating in BookCon this year include: Lidia Bastianich, Mario Batali, Alan Cumming, Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, Richard Ford, Mem Fox, John Green, Carl Hiaasen, Anjelica Huston, Jeff Kinney, Stan Lee, David Mitchell, Amanda Palmer, Neil Patrick Harris, Veronica Roth, Rachel Renee Russell, Lisa Scottoline, Jason Segel, Martin Short, Tavis Smiley, Colm Toibin, and many, many others!

For a complete listing of exhibitors please click here.

For other information about BEA please visit the website at www.bookexpoamerica.com. You can also connect with BEA on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

ABOUT BOOKEXPO AMERICA:

BookExpo America (BEA) is North America’s largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an international audience. The event is widely known as an ideal place for content creators, media, booksellers, rights professionals, and movie and television executives to meet new authors, discover new books, learn about trends shaping the book industry, and network with those who have a passion for books and reading. BEA is foremost a gathering place for creative writers and thinkers and the commerce they create. It is recognized for the media attention it brings to upcoming books as well as for the notable authors it attracts to the convention itself.

BEA is organized with the support of association partners including the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the American Booksellers Association (ABA).

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