BEA launches website
New York was host to a number of book festivals in 2006, but none were so large as to be referred to as an Expo. Thankfully. we'll avoid such a sorry fate in 2007 when BookExpo America (BEA) unloads onto the waiting quays of the Jacob Javits Center. This massive hemorrhage of books will take place May 31 - June 3. In preparation, BEA has just launched their newly redesigned website. PW Daily reports:
Among the Web site's new features are easier navigation tools; headlines from trade publications within the book industry; and a BEA show director's blog. A new platform for networking, My BEA, allows attendees, exhibitors, speakers and press to set up appointments; create a personalized schedule; and check job and message boards. My BEA will be available to all preregistered BEA attendees beginning the first week of April. The site is also expanding its podcast program.