BookCon Continues to Dazzle (or Not)

Well, the BookCon controversy continues. Last month, I wrote about the sudden switch from BEA’s Power Reader Day to BookCon (which didn’t pass the smell test for many, many people who had purchased tickets to Power Reader Day). Since that time, the...

Out of the Haze, It Oozes

So there I was this morning, running down the street. My lungs burned. In the distance, a bright yellow fog hung in the air, almost seeming to rise from the macadam. People staggered out of the cloud, coughing and sputtering, skin glowing bright canary. It sounds like...

#LV14 Getting to Know You

So I’m serving as a judge for this year’s Like a Virgin pitch contest. If you’ve not heard of it, unagented young adult and new adult writers with a manuscript that’s never been entered in a pitch contest nab fifty available spots in the...

BEA to BookCon: What’s the Difference?

Discontent is brewing, and for once it has nothing to do with the constant snow. For those of us who love books and/or are involved in the publishing industry in some way, BookExpoAmerica (BEA) is the mothership. It’s a place for discovery–booksellers,...