Another BEA has finished up and I’ve had time to sort through preliminary accounts from the show in all their sore-feet and bags-full-of-galleys glory. Here is round-up of the best articles including my own commentary every now and then.
Also, I want to give a shout-out to Publishers Weekly, who I reference quite a bit. They covered the show really well. For more even more articles about author panels, etc., check out their website.
Self-Published Titles Topped 211,000 in 2011 I checked and the US population is 3111800000, which means a self-pubbed book for every 14,747 people. Which sounds pretty good. Except it doesn’t figure in backlist or how many of those are kiddos that can’t even read yet. I imagine the numbers get a good bit smaller after that.
5 things the book industry will be talking about next week This article from last week looked forward to this week. Did you find that these things were covered? B2C was (check out Tor/Forge).
Kobo To Launch Kobo Writing Life Self-Publishing Portal via Publishers Weekly
Led by Self Publishing, ‘Traditional’ Title Output Rose 6% in 2011 via Publishers Weekly This headline is a little misleading. The number of new books coming from traditional houses is about flat. The reason for the rise? For the first time, Bowker included self-published titles along with those from mainstream houses in their count for traditional books.
IDPF Pushes Experimentation via Publishers Weekly
A Hit or Miss Day at BEA and Walking the Floor at BEA These are both a bookseller’s perspective on ABA’s Day of Education and the show floor.
The Infinite Possibilities in Digital Publishing via Publishers Weekly My favorite part of this article is that we need to stop thinking “versus” as in print v. digital v. audio. It is about consumer freedom.
Shifts Coming in BEA Schedule; ABA Upbeat via Publishers Weekly I’ve heard that the various panels have been full of statistics. This article has many of its own.
2012 BookExpo America (BEA) Digital Press Room Catch archives of the streamed videos.
Book industry’s death is greatly exaggerated via New York Post I’m kind of getting tired of this as a headline. Seriously, how many times will people use it? A good article, though.
YA Marketing: Digital vs. Physical via Publishers Weekly
PW Show Daily: Day 3 Because really, days 1 and 2 are mostly advertisements
The Power Readers Arrive via Publishers Weekly I was anxiously awaiting to hear someone’s take on this.
Four Hours in the Totebag Capital of the World Not your typical “BEA is great, everything is wonderful” type of article. A more unconventional look at the show. Reader beware, there is language some might find offensive.
What song was the Titanic band playing? Reflections on BEA via Digital Book World
50 Shades of BEA I know it is a long show, but I’m starting to grow weary of articles starting out about weary feet. But the rest is pretty funny.
BEA Pics A Facebook album with lots of photos
Feature Friday: My First BEA
Photo: williac, Creative Commons