BookExpo America, Day 0
BookExpo America is in town, and there are a few obvious themes, but a lot of it seems to be “more of the same”. Sales efforts seem to be going to the same old licensed properties and celebrity products– I was surprised that IDW didn’t even have any of Darwyn Cooke’s Parker adaptations on display, for example. (And don’t tell me it’s not because the next one is a while off, there’s a nice omnibus edition coming, it’s still one of the more prestigious properties they publish, and there’s a decent amount of backlist titles on display, although not complete by any means.)
E-pub and blogging seems to be a much bigger deal here, with healthy showings from Google, Overdrive, and Amazon (both Kindle and their new print line) and the concurrent BlogWorld convention going on downstairs. Somehow, I think a lot more people are going to being migrating there over the course of the show.
We expect to be at the CBLDF party later tonight, and we hope to see you there.