BY: Atul Kapoor Staff Writer For World Liberty TV
The reimagined BookExpo announced the first-ever Grand Opening Keynote, featuring Len Riggio, Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc. The Day 1 Keynote will take place on Wednesday, May 30, at 9:15 AM on the Midtown Stage sponsored by Ingram and will complement BookExpo’s Day 2 Leadership Roundtable featuring CEOs from top publishing houses Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster.
As the Chairman of the nation’s largest retail bookseller, Mr. Riggio will offer attendees his unique perspective on the bookselling industry and will focus his talk on the importance of brick and mortar stores, serving the modern reader, how bookstores best serve their communities, and the overall changing landscape of book retail today. He will be introduced at BookExpo by American Booksellers Association CEO, Oren Teicher.
One of the country’s most prominent political voices is taking the stage for a special appearance at BookExpo 2018 on Thursday May 31, 2018 from 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM. Join us for “An Evening with Senator Bernie Sanders” as he discusses Where We Go From Here (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press), his new book that will be released immediately after the midterm elections in November.
Author Stages: Hear from top authors and industry experts during the numerous sessions on BookExpo’s Author Stages. Whether you want to discover new writers or learn from some of the biggest and most influential authors within the publishing industry, BookExpo Author Stage sessions allow you to listen to authors share back stories and discuss the subjects they’re most passionate about.
This is also the best way to hear from the best and brightest industry minds talking about today’s trends.
APA Author Tea: As audiobooks continue their meteoric rise, hear about the excitement of the format from four notable names – all while enjoying a cup of tea! The Audio Publishers Association (APA) Author Tea features authors Laini Taylor (Muse of Nightmares), Jason Fry (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and Kathryn Hahn (My Wish For You) talking about their experiences with audiobooks.
ABOUT BOOKEXPO: BookExpo Is North America’s largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an audience from around the globe. The event is being re-designed to be the place where the business of bookselling gets done in North America. It’s the place where industry, authors and readers converge to define the direction of the publishing industry for years to come.
BookExpo provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers and learn from industry leaders and peers. Book Expo is organized with the support of association partners including the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR).