Book Expo


The four-day event known as “Book Expo” opens today, May 28.  More about marketing and networking than literature, the event is expected to draw more than 20,000 people from the publishing world, as well as, 10,000 readers who paid $30 to attend.

More than 750 authors are scheduled to attend.  Included in this number are five celebrities who are hawking new memoirs.  Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, Angelica Huston, Alan Cumming, and Martin Short all have books coming out in the fall.  I recently heard an interview with Alan Cumming and based on what he discussed, his book entitled “Not My Father’s Son,” might be interesting.  If Amy Poehler’s book is anything like Tina Fey’s “Bossypants, it too might be a winner.

In addition to celebrity sightings, attendees can also hear a panel of best-selling kids authors and discussions of such topics as “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books.”



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