What’s a Librarian To Do?: BEA

Going to BEA but not sure what to do? BEA is a lot more librarian-centric than you might think! Consider this the librarian's definitive guide to the show.

Tuesday, May 25th

10:00-11:15 AM. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Editor's Picks: The latest titles and trends from publishing insiders
MODERATOR: Barbara Hoffert, Prepub Alert Editor, Library Journal
Amy Einhorn, Vice President and Publisher, Amy Einhorn Books: Penguin Group (USA)
Jennifer Hershey, Senior Vice President, Editor in Chief of Ballantine, Bantam Dell
Kelley Ragland, Editorial Director, Minotaur Books
Liate Stehlik, Senior Vice President and Publisher, HarperCollins
3:15-4:30 PM. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Thrillers: International: Thriller Writers discuss the Future of the Genre
MODERATOR: Jeff Ayers, Information Specialist, Seattle Public Library
Steve Berry, Author, The Emperor’s Tomb (will be signing galleys at BEA)
Lisa Gardner, Author, Live to Tell (will be signing galleys at BEA)
Jon Land, Author, Strong Justice (will be signing galleys at BEA)
Gayle Lynds, Author, The Book of Spies
Brad Meltzer, Author, Heroes for my Son, and The Inner Circle
7 pm.  Holiday Inn West 57th Street.
Annual BookExpo America Librarians Dinner
Presented by AAP and Library Journal
Authors Joining Us for Dinner include:
Cory Doctorow, author of For the Win, Macmillan
Jane Green, author of Promises To Keep,  Viking/Penguin
Rachel Vincent, author of My Soul to Keep, Harlequin Teen
Anne Fortier, author of Juliet, Ballantine
Ann Brashares, author of My Name is Memory, Riverhead/Penguin
Hosted by Barbara Hoffert, Editor, Library Journal

Please note seating is limited for the above event. Please place your request for invitation with Marlene Scheuermann at mscheuermann@publishers.org

Wednesday, May 26th

10 am – 11 am.  Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1E16
You’re Reading That!?! Crossover YA/Adult Readers Come of Age
Co-sponsored by AAP and Library Journal

How can booksellers and librarians supply the interests of their teenage customers yet stay connected with that crucial 18-35 year olds demographic—the ones who still read and buy YA titles in great numbers? The recent success of Little Brown’s Twilight Series highlights the need for industry professionals to be proactive in supplying fresh and fascinating titles for this burgeoning market.

11 am – 12 pm.  Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1E16
Co-sponsored by the AAP and Library Journal
Why is romance so…hot? Experts in the field of….romance…and romance novels take us between and under the covers to talk about the popularity of romance novels, from the all-romance-no-sex extreme to the all-sex-all-the-time other, including ideas for inception, how to acquire/market/edit, and how to best share them with your patrons. Jen Enderlin, Vice President, Associate Publisher of St. Martin’s Paperbacks and Executive Editor, St. Martin’s Press will be presenting!

Moderator:  Bette-Lee Fox, Managing Editor & Editor of the Romance Column, Library Journal

2 pm – 3:30 pm Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1C03-4
AAP Annual Librarians Book Buzz

Hear from the nation’s publishers on what books they’re excited about for the forthcoming season, and hear their behind the scenes secrets why! In a round robin format, librarians are also encouraged to share their thoughts with publishers on what they hear from their patrons. Publishers slated to participate include Talia Sherer, Library Marketing Director of Macmillan and a few other almost as important publishing people.

Thursday, May 27th

2:00PM - 3:00PM Room 1E16
Nancy Pearl Unshelved
all know Nancy Pearl as a world-famous librarian, bestselling author,
and action figure model. But what makes her tick? Are there skeletons
in her closet? Dramatic revelations from her salacious past? Find
out when Unshelved creators Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes interview her live.

3:30 pm – 5 pm. Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1E16.
2nd Annual Librarian Shout ‘n Share @ Book Expo
Co-sponsored by the AAP and Library Journal.
Two days, thousands of books, eight librarians!  Collection development librarians share their top picks (and best buys) direct from the floor of Book Expo America 2010. Participants include: Barbara Hoffert, Editor of Library Journal’s “Pre Pub Alert”;  Jason Honig, Collection Development Office, San Francisco Public Library; Douglas Lord, Library Journal’s “Books for Dudes” Columnist; Robin Nesbitt, Technical Services, Columbus Metropolitan Library (OH);  Nora Rawlinson, Co-Founder and Editor, EarlyWord.com; Miriam Tuliao, Assistant Director, Central Collection Development, The New York Public Library;  Neal Wyatt, Past President, Reference and User Services Division of the American Library Association and editor of Library Journal’s “RA Crossroads” and “The Readers Shelf”. Hosted by Barbara A. Genco, Collection Management Editor, Library Journal.

Oh, and we'll be in booth 3953!

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