BookExpo 2018: Riggio keynotes at 'reimagined' fair

BookExpo 2018: Riggio keynotes at 'reimagined' fair

“The Reimagined BookExpo:” the phrase was everywhere, on signage, in the printed guide, and on the lips of Reed Exhibitions s.v.p. Americas Ed Several, as he kicked off the fair on Wednesday (30th May) at Javits Center in New York before the keynote from Barnes & Noble founder/chairman Len Riggio. The message attested to Reed having finally awakened to the fact that their past few years’ emphasis on consumer-oriented BookCon, and neglect of BookExpo, was driving publishers away.

There’s been a lot of “reimagining” going on. Foreign publishers and agents had also felt neglected by BookExpo ...

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