Publishers Weekly’s Show Daily
is produced each day during the 2010 BookExpo in New York.The
press ofﬁce is in room 1C02.
’s booth is #4841.
ThursdayMay 27, 2010
“Today I walked by Pele andScott Turow. Where else couldyou do that?” said AllisonHill, president/COO of Vro-man’s Bookstore in Pasa-dena, Calif. Despite somechanges in the schedulingand duration of this year’sBookExpo, Hill’s commentssummarized that industrymembers still love BEA forwhat it’s traditionally beenabout—bringing booksell-ers face-to-face with editors,celebrities, and big-ticketauthors.Overall, people thoughttraffic on Wednesday wasstrong. And booksellers,despite some grumbling,embraced the shift to mid-week. Workman’s grouppublisher, Bob Miller, calledthe mood “rocking,” noting,“It feels busier and moreenergetic than it has in thepast five to six years.” WillWeisser, v-p, associate pub-lisher, marketing directorof Portfolio/Sentinel, said,“People seem happier aboutthe midweek. It’s certainlymore convenient for NewYork publishers.” And bothMiller and Weisser notedthat attendees seemed lessfocused on the economythis year.Roger Cooper, publisherof Vanguard Press, was happywith the greater focus thisyear on digital: “People aretalking about e-books anddifferent platforms, morethan just what’s the hot new book.” Cooper elaboratedthat it’s been exciting to seepeople on the show floor,tech entrepreneurs andothers in the digital space,interested in the contentthe industry creates and thevariety of ways it can, and will, be used.Penguin’s Susan PetersenKennedy said she was happywith the turnout and thatthere was a good mix of booksellers and media atthis year’s show. Harlequin’sAmy Jones added that shethinks the move to midweekhas allowed more librariansto come to the show: “themood is much more positiveeven than last year.”Of course, booksellersweren’t without complaint.Some were frustrated by thelack of the galleys. Otherscomplained about having toleave their stores on nightsdedicated to in-store events—as one marketing managernoted, Monday, Tuesday, andWednesday nights are pop-ular nights for in-store authorevents. And still others, saidone sales rep, were disap-pointed with the switch tomidweek, since they could nolonger make a long weekendout of their BEA trip.Regardless of the inevita- ble complaints, the heart of BEA, which allows booksell-ers to come together, is asimportant as ever. As Millernoted, with more and morepressure on smaller retail-ers as the e-book businessgrows, BEA allows book-sellers to share ideas andcommiserate. “The more bookselling is under siege,”he said, “the more booksell-ers want to connect andprosper.”
With additional reportingby Judith Rosen and Claire Kirch
Change Is Good for BEA
Industry largely pleased with shorter,midweek show
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BEA has its big book: todayCrown and the Jean NaggarLiterary Agency announcedthat the sixth and final bookof the record-breaking, best-selling Earth’sChildren serieswill be publishedMarch 29, 2011.Titled
The Landof the PaintedCaves
, it will bepublished in bothhardcover and e-book edi-tions, and in a rare move, itwill be published simultane-ously in all territories, in aone-day laydown, orches-trated by Jennifer Weltz andthe Naggar Agency, with dealsso far in the U.K., Croatia,Finland, France, Germany,Holland, Japan, Norway,Serbia, Spain, and Sweden.The new book also marks asignificant first for the author:
The Land of the PaintedCaves
will also be publishedin an e-book edition, and forthe first time, Auel
entireseries will be published in e- book format. Bantam will bring out e-book editions of the previous books in advanceof the new installment.Auel’s groundbreakingEarth’s Children series hassold more than 45 million cop-ies worldwide, and more than22 million copies in the U.S.alone. The series began withthe classic
Clan of Cave Bear (
1980). In 1985, the third in theseries,
The Mammoth Hunt-ers
, was the first hardcovernovel to have a one million-copy printing. The last install-ment,
The Shelters of Stones
(2002), debuted at #1 on 16international bestseller lists.Maya Mavjee, Crown presi-dent/publisher, said Auel’sfans “will be thrilled with thisstirring and satisfying finale.”
New Auel inMulti Formats