Booksellers attending this year's BookExpo will have the chance to meet and talk with publicists from a variety of publishing houses on Friday, June 1, during the first ever In-Booth Publicist Meet-Ups held at the trade show, BookExpo announced.
The Meet-Ups will run from 2 to 4 p.m. at participating publishers' booths and will include publicists from both large and small publishing houses. The open house-style event is meant to go along with the two ABA Publicist Speed-Dating sessions already scheduled, and is part of a program that also includes In-Booth Editor chats, which were also added for the first time this year.
"As we spoke with booksellers and publishers across the country about what would bring them value at BookExpo, we heard over and over that the opportunity for booksellers to speak with publicists from a wide variety of publishers would offer tremendous value in helping them better serve their community," Ed Several, BookExpo's senior v-p, told Shelf Awareness. "This is another example of BookExpo reimagining to become the place where the business of bookselling gets done in North America."
BookExpo will run May 30-June 1 at the Javits Center, in New York City.