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Book Expo Official Press Releases: Chicago Book Expo 2001

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Tina Jordan, Director of  Public Relations and special Events, Book Expo America

Now is the time to pre-register for your press credentials for BookExpo America ‘01

The World’s Greatest Book Event

It’s time to make your plans. Make them now. BookExpo America is on its way to Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex in Chicago, IL, Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3, 2001 (Conference begins on Wednesday, May 30). Another exciting year is expected for BookExpo America, the premier book event serving the entire book community. BookExpo America continues to offer a multi-dimensional venue designed to support all members of the book world: publishers and book buyers of all types, authors, international and subsidiary rights representatives, scouts and literary agents, librarians and of course you, the media.
Show Dates/Hours: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday, June 1st - Saturday, June 2
  9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, June 3rd
Conference Dates/Hours   Wednesday. May 30- Sunday, June 3
Press Office/Registration Hrs 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wednesday, May 30th
  8:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday, May 31st
  8:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday, June 1st - Saturday, June 2
  8:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, June 3

(The Press Office will be located in Room N427 B/C)

* (Conference hours vary each day. For a full conference schedule, please visit BEA’s web site --

BookExpo America continues to feature a number of new initiatives for the 2001 event which have been developed with an eye towards the future in mind. BookExpo America is committed to act as a flexible springboard for all market constituents to conduct business, as a collegial classroom to educate and inform, and as a marked foundation to communicate industry trends that will lead to the prosperity of all members of the book community.

 BEA continues targeted programs which have been in the works since the end of the successful ‘00 event to assure a successful convention for everyone. This year the BEA show floor will again feature the Spanish Language Pavilion: Sponsored by Criticas, the Licensing Arena, and the Electronic Publishing & Technology Pavilion: Sponsored by the Open eBook Forum. As always we’re pleased to continue to bring the venues, which will also give you the opportunity to see the latest authors who plan to take the world by storm.

As you’ll note in the attached press release, Wynton Marsalis, Isabel Allende, John F. Welch, Quincy Jones, David McCullough, Vernon Jordan, Joyce Carol Oates and Sebastian Junger are just a few authors who will be on-hand at this year’s event. As a member of the media, over the next few months we’ll continue to keep you posted on all BEA events, as well as anything and everything that might light a spark of a story for you. With participants from all walks of the book business expected at this year’s show, you’ll have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at where the book publishing business is at and where it is headed.

With all of this in mind, it’s not too early to start making your plans to attend BookExpo America, which will make its way to Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex in Chicago, IL. May 30- June 3, 2001. In order to help you plan for your visit, I’ve included a copy of hotel and travel options for you in Chicago. And by pre-registering for the event in advance, you’ll be assured that your badge and special event tickets will be ready and waiting for you in the press office as soon as you arrive. To pre-register for the show, simply complete the attached form and send or fax it back to me no later than April 20, 2001. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 203/840-5384 or email me at

I look forward to working with you in the months ahead.

Very best regards,

Tina Jordan

Director of Public Relations and Special Events BookExpo America


BookExpo America 2001

Fax Back Press Registration

Press Credentials will be issued to those with EDITORIAL STATUS ONLY. Verification of status is subject to the discretion of BEA’s PR Department. To verify editorial status, include am editorial business card AND a copy of the editorial masthead from your publication. Note that credentials will not be issued until editorial status is confirmed. Also note that press credentials will not be mailed -- you may pick them up in the press room when you arrive at the event. Freelance Journalists will only be granted press credentials with a letter supplied from the publication that has commissioned their services PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Media who registered as press for BEA 2000 must still follow appropriate registration procedures for BEA 2001. Please complete and return this form by fax no later than April 20, 2001 to:

Tina Jordan/BookExpo America, 383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851, P: 203/840-5384; F: 203/840-9384; email:

Name:_____________________________________ Editorial Title:_________________________________





IMPORTANT NOTE: Unless indicated below, the information you provide above will be published on a preregistered media list sent to exhibitors in advance of the show:

*** Please do not publish my ___phone number ____ fax number____ email

address on the preregistered press list distributed to exhibitors in advance of the show.


Thursday, May 31 * Education Sessions

Twenty-First Publisher Track

(PE 1) Organization: The Secret Sauce ____

(PE 2) Process: New Business Models ____

(PE 3) Technology: Investing for Profitability ____

(PE 4) Igniting the eBook Consumer Market ____

(PE 5) Leveraging an In-House POD Output Channel ____

(PE 6) Optimizing Web Content for Mobile Devices ____

(PE 7) The Role of Books in the Era of Media

Convergence ____

(PE 8) The Erosion of Rights in the Age of Digital ____

(PE 9) New Markets, New Money ____

(PE10) The New Discipline of Marketing Digital

Content ____

(PE11) Bricks & Clicks: How Do Retailers Best Use ____

(PE12) Permissions: A Blueprint for Digital Age Solutions ____


(LL) (Live Lunch) The True eRevolution ($79) ____

(PE13) A Prescription re Encryption ____

(PE14) Bricks & Clicks: How Do Publishers Best Use ____

(PE15) Re-Purposing the Publishing Strategy ____


Thursday, May 31 * Special Events

(SE 1) ABA/ABC/CBC Luncheon ($25) ____


Friday, June 1 * Special Events

(SE 2) Financial Analysts Breakfast ($30) ____

(SE 3) Children’s Book & Author Breakfast ($22) ____

(SE 4) "Celebration of Books" Award Luncheon ($30) ____


Saturday, June 2 * Education Sessions

(EPU) ePub University ____

(PE16) How Publishers Profit from Packaged Books ____

(PE17) Spanish Children’s Books ____

(PE18) Publicity, Promotion and Public Relations ____

(PE19) High Impact – High Volume ____

(PE20) The Role of Library Services ____

(PE21) Making Business Books Bestsellers ____

(PE22) Pitching & Selling Serial Rights ____


Saturday, June 2 * Special Events

(SE 5) Saturday Books & Author Breakfast ($22) ____

(SE 6) Independent Publisher Day Luncheon ($30) ____

(SE 7) Audio Book Tea ($12) ____

(SE 8) Wynton Marsalis Benefit Concert ($25) ____


Sunday, June 3 * Special Events

(SE 9) Sunday Books & Author Breakfast ($22) ____

(SE10) Literary Luncheon ($30) ____

 For seating purposes, please check individual session you plan to attend.


For more information on education sessions, please refer to the BEA event program or visit the BEA Web Site at after March 15, 2001, or contact: Tina Jordan, BookExpo America at 203/840-5384; email:

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