You wouldn’t think BookExpo America (BEA) at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City had much to do with the huge boat shows that fill such trade-show arenas . But you’d be wrong.
When the industry! the industry! barges into the city at the Javits, Big Six yacht-white pavilions hunker in the most expensive spots on the exhibition floor, decked out with shiny little tables and colored lights and flat-screen displays, traditional publishing’s dogged efforts to look techno-hip while dominating the waterfront. Schooner booths and and fishing boats rock along in the big boats’ wakes, a few of them part of the author-services self-publishing platforms that keep docking alongside the older guard, so cheeky.
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