To give you some feel for Book Expo America, here are a few photos:
Dominique Raccah doing some business at the Sourcebooks booth:
Hundreds of different galleys are given out by publishers during the show. People wander around with shopping bags full of them. Nicole Brinkley kindly let me photograph her suitcase. She runs the Word for Teens blog. Check it out at wordforteens.com
One of the two OverDrive booths:
If you want proof that the current publishing model makes no sense just look at part of the Remainder section. Sales here are wholesale – for bookstores who want cheap inventory.
Huge lines in a cattle-pen sort of arrangement. People waiting to get their books signed by authors.
The Vook booth:
The Kobo booth: