THIS EVENT HAS TAKEN PLACE AND IS RECORDED HERE AS AN HISTORICAL ARCHIVE.
Largest book trade exhibit in the world
May 19-21, 2006 - Washington DC
George C. Fraser of FraserNet, Pat Schroeder of The Association of American
Publishers, and W. Paul Coates of Black Classic Press Set to Speak at the
African American Pavilion at BookExpo America
Last Call for Exhibitors at the African American Pavilion at BookExpo America
George C. Fraser of Fraser Network - www.frasernet.com
National (BlackNews.com) - Your success is all about the exposure...and time is running out! The coordinators of the African American Pavilion at BookExpo America are seeking serious businesses that wish to gain a foothold in the book publishing industry May 19th - 21st, 2006 at the Washington, DC Convention Center.
Organizers of the African American Pavilion at BookExpo America are finalizing plans for the event. Featured speakers at the Pavilion receptions are George C. Fraser, Chairman and CEO, FraserNet, Inc.; Pat Schroeder, President and CEO, The Association of American Publishers; W. Paul Coates, Publisher, Black Classic Press. Other notable speakers, presenters, and performers at the pavilion events will include: Relentless Aaron, national bestselling author; Irene Smalls, award winning children's book author; Troy Johnson, CEO, of AALBC.com; Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com, Author of Literary Divas: The Top 100 Women in Literature; Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media, Inc., Author of How to Think Big, When You're Small; John V. Elmore, Esq., Author of Fighting For Your Life: The African American Criminal Justice Survival Guide and Dr. Jamie Walker, Author of 101 Way's Black Women Can Learn To Love Themselves.
BookExpo America, one of the largest book trade exhibits in the world, provides independent African American book publishers, self publishers, authors, Black Interest Imprints at major publishing houses, distributors, literary agents, publicists, librarians and bookstore owners exposure to more than eighty thousand book buyers and booksellers from across the globe.
Exhibitors don't miss out!! The Deadline for listing your business in the BEA Show Directory is March 27th and a possible feature write-up in Publishers Weekly Show Daily with your company listed is March 24, 2006. The African American Pavilion exhibitor space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis...this opportunity won't last for long. Prices range from $1105 for Small Press (48 sq. ft) up to $2900 for a 10' X 10' booth (this is a 30% Discount). For exhibiting information email Jason Krulewitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-840-5937. Any questions, thoughts or suggestions, email email@example.com
Now in its third year, the African American Pavilion at BEA is the largest national marketplace for thousands of African American publishing industry professionals. According to Wade Hudson, President of Just Us Books, "The African American Pavilion is a growing presence at BEA". "There will be great opportunities to learn, share, educate, sell and network; and it's making black book history a vital, visible part of the 105-year history of BookExpo America/American Booksellers Association."
Since the pavilion's inception in 2004, many licensing, distribution, and sales success stories have emerged from the roster of African American Pavilion exhibitors. For instance, Relentless Aaron, Owner of Relentless Content, in a recent New York Times interview, was credited with getting his four-book deal with St. Martin's Press to his discovery as a publisher/author/exhibitor at last year's African American Pavilion at BookExpo America. While exhibiting in the Pavilion last year, Tony Rose met Japanese Publisher Hiroshi Sano of Transworld Japan, Inc. and made a multi-book Japanese language publishing deal.
In addition to the many business opportunities, the pavilion festivities will include music, food and refreshments. Karibu Books will sponsor a welcoming reception, featuring authors, poets, and speakers such as Simba Sana, CEO and Brother Yao, COO, Karibu Books.
The African American Pavilion reception and awards program will celebrate the achievements of African American publishing professionals: Independent African American Publisher of the Year; Self Publisher of the Year; Christian Book Publisher of the Year; Bookstore of the Year; and Distributor of the Year. Two industry professionals will be honored with the first annual Glenn Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award and Toni Parker Author of the Year Award.
This may be your time to escalate your publishing business to a new level of success and showcase your products to the thousands of bookbuyers visiting the many exhibits featuring books and gifts by, for and about African Americans.
The list of exhibitors expands each year and is growing rapidly for 2006. Don't miss out...time is getting short!! Among the many notable exhibitors in 2004 and 2005, the pavilion hosted: Afrikan World Book Distributors; Amber Communications Group, Inc.; BlackBoard Bestsellers; Black Issues Book Review; FYOS Entertainment; Genesis Press; Hilton Publishing; Just Us Books; Mirror-Gibbs Publications; Q-Boro Books; Relentless Content; Strebor Books International; Third World Press; and Walk Worthy Press.
This year, the 4,000 square feet of exhibit space will showcase African American books, authors, products and publishers, including: Africa World Press/Red Sea Press (Booth TBA); African American Literature Book Club (AALBC.com) (Booth 4945); Afrikan World Book Distributors (Booth TBA); Amber Communications Group Inc. (Booth 5050); Blacast Entertainment/Urbanbooksonline.com (Booth 4947); The Beckham Publications Group Inc. (Booth 4948); Black Issues Book Review (Booth 5151); Brown Erotic Publishing (Booth 4750); C&B Books Distribution (Booth TBA); Just Us Books, Inc. (Booth 5149); K Harris Publishing, Inc. (Booth 4748); Kaden Publishing (Booth 4945); Kinship Press (Booth 4651); Lefall and Company (Booth 5045); Maria Falconer (Booth 4747); Nile Publishing (Booth 4648); Nunes Productions (Booth 4650); People Skills International (Booth 4646); Power Play Media (Booth 4846); Ruby Burke (Booth 4649); Silver Maple Publications (Booth 4652); T.F. Young (Booth 4746); Triple Crown Publications (Booth TBA); Writing for the Lord Ministries (Booth 4749). More exhibitors TBA.
The African American Pavilion was founded in 2004 by Niani Colom, Associate Publisher, Genesis Press; Adrienne Ingrum, Associate Publisher, Black Issues Book Review, and Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.
For further information on the African American Pavilion and Book Expo America please visit: www.bookexpoamerica.com or www.bibookreview.com Black Issues Book Review (March-April 2006 issue)
For exhibiting information please contact Jason Krulewitz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions thoughts or suggestions, please email us at email@example.com
Highlights of Book Expo America 2004
(videos, photos and more)
Photos form BEA 2000