BEA is always a great show, a place where publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers, authors, and more can get together and talk about what is going on in the industry and the exciting books everyone is looking forward to in the coming year. We got a chance to introduce some of the books and authors we're most excited about to some of the people we are most excited about working with.
Publisher Dominique Raccah was a part of the panel that kicked off the BEA 2015 programming: Innovation and Data: The Promise and The Pitfalls. More on what the panel discussed here.
Publishers (and others) have booths on the trade show floor where they display their upcoming books, host author signings, conduct meetings, and talk with other industry professionals. Booksellers and librarians stop by to browse through what each publisher will be offering in the coming year. Some publishers give away copies of books so that people can read and recommend the books they fall in love with. Author signings are a great way for an author to meet and interact with a lot of industry professionals and to share their excitement about their book.
Just a few of the titles we're excited about this year - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend and Awake
Showcasing some great YA like Natalie Richards, Ali Novak, Patty Blount, Miranda Kenneally and more.
The pup on the cover of Rescue Road looks on while the Sourcebooks crew works hard setting up a tower of Awake ARCs to be given away.
Two of the ARCs that we got to share at the show: Awake by Natasha Preston with a special slipcover (left) and a giant stack of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald (right), with Sales Manager Heidi Weiland for scale!
Editorial Assistant Elissa Erwin (left) shares her excitement about My Secret To Tell, Natalie Richard's 3rd YA novel with a booth visitor. Booksellers, librarians, bloggers and more line up outside the book before one of our author signings.
Alan Stratton signed copies of his new YA horror story The Dogs in the Sourcebooks booth.
We also had signings with Charles Belfoure (left), author of internationally bestselling The Paris Architect and the upcoming The House of Thieves, and the wonderful Carol Weston (right), author of Ava and Pip.
Marieke Nijkamp signs copies of her forthcoming This Is Where It Ends, then sits down to do an interview with PBS.
Alex Yeadon (left) is ready to talk about some of our upcoming kids and YA titles at School Library Journal's Day of Dialogue, and Alan Stratton had a long signing line at the same event!
Patty Blount's Some Boys won the 2015 CLMP Firecracker Award in the Young Adult category. You can read more about the award here.
A huge thank you to everyone who made BEA great this year!