The #BookCon2014 Wrap-Up

So . . . BookCon. What can I say about my experience at BookCon today? I’ll start with the positive: the We Need Diverse Books panel was really excellent. A few of the organizers talked a bit about how WNDB came to be and why we need diverse books, and writer...

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...

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,...