Book Expo America (BEA), the largest book convention in the nation, just finished in New York City. As attendees entered the show, we greeted them with 102 Lulu books! These book are exhibited as part of the BEA New Title Showcase. Join us for a quick BEA recap!
BEA Recap – Celebrating 10 years
To celebrate our ten-year anniversary as a leader in Self-Publishing, Lulu also invited three authors to attend the show. These authors signed free copies of their latest titles and explain why they picked Lulu to publish.
Meet Lulu Author Kevin Powell
Our first author, Kevin Powell, signed copies of his 11th book. A congressional candidate turned bestselling political author, Powell writes with a purpose. His book, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and the Ghost of Dr. King explores modern politics and pop culture. Using a lens of recent events such as the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin, Powell’s writing is powerful.
Lines wrapped around the corner as many show attendees recognized Kevin television appearances. Being a very charismatic and charming personality, Kevin was a big hit at the BEA. He made a point of engaging with each person who waited in line to meet him.
Meet Lulu Author David Thorne
Next up came New York Times bestselling author David Thorne. Thorne signed copies of his new book I’ll Go Home Then, It’s Warm and Has Chairs: The Unpublished Emails. With a very strong following, Thorne quickly signed over 250 copies of his book.
Thorne also sat on the closing keynote panel for Blogworld & New Media Expo which took place with BEA.
Meet Lulu Author Scott Steinberg
For the final day of the show, Scott Steinberg joined us. A well-known media personality from publications including Fast Company and Rolling Stone, Steinberg signed copies of two books. The Modern Parent’s Guide to Kids and Video Games and The Crowdfunding Bible. Yesterday, Fortune Magazine featured The Crowdfunding Bible. Steinberg offered advice to the diverse crowd looking to promote and sell their content.
Check out some BEA Recap photos from the show below.