It’s a wrap! After four long, book-filled days in NYC, I’m back home sifting and sorting through the tons of info and contacts we enjoyed making at Book Expo America 2015.
We were on hand for the BEA Bloggers Conference (and are furiously adding a new crop of excellent book bloggers to our Winner Circle); the Digital Book Conference (definitely some interesting platforms heading your way); UPublishU, full of tips for authors; the BEA Startup Challenge (with more great platforms and book sharing ideas); and the Expo itself, where we collected intel on a wealth of new potential author services, and had the opportunity to catch up with a number of our stellar partners.
Click on any of the photos below to view larger and stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you plenty of shared wisdom in the days and weeks to come. Meanwhile, our first bit of wisdom is actually an update on a previous post from back in March, 2014: new-app-to-read-novels-90-minutes/. Spritz is a reader app that lets you read faster while fully comprehending what you’ve read.
I was thrilled to run into them at the BEA Startup Challenge and learn they’re now available as a bookmarklet on your web browsers! And, while it’s not how I’d curl up with a good book, I’ve installed the uber-cool Spritzlet onto the toolbar of my browser and I can now race through all those great marketing blogs I want to read every morning in record time!
No more excuses to not be able to keep up with information – give it a try, it really is fun!
Interesting new sharing tool from BookGrabbr.com (Check it out and grab a free book there!
The team from BooksILove, runners-up in this year’s BEA Startup Challenge People’s Choice Award! CFO Peter Weiss and co-founders Elizabeth Dimarco and Kathy Weber.
Author and WWW tribe member Bruce T. Jones signing Invierea at the Horror Association booth, the second in his vampire trilogy and getting rave reviews.
Social media guru Cindy Ratzlaff wowing author attendees with her expertise during UPublishU on Saturday.
What’s a book expo without a little celebrating of writing at the famed literary watering hole in the Algonquin hotel?
The IngramSpark crew prepare for author attendees at BEA’s UPublishU, a one-day mini-con for authors.
WWW’s self-admitted author groupie Shari Stauch, here with famed storyteller John Grisham!
Julia Coblentz of Nook Press chatting with an author at UPubU. Julia also led a great panel on the new publishing timeline.
Kobo Writing Life’s Mark Lefebvre discusses their platform with authors at UPubU.
More author sightings: Here, famed author Lee Child with author and journalist Dina Santorelli.
Now here’s a sight to warm the heart of every author – lines around the block… not for a concert, but to get into BookCon!
Miral Sattar of Biblocrunch, PR/speaker Sandra Beckwith and Author Marketing Expert’s Penny Sansivieri discuss clever author marketing tips at UPublishU.
Pentian, an interesting new take on author crowdfunding, where backers are in for a percentage of royalties.
SelfPubBookCovers.com is just what it’s called — with thousands of potential book covers ready to drop in your title and author name!