Book Expo America (BEA), the largest book convention in the nation, just finished in New York City. As attendees entered the show, they were greeted with 102 Lulu books that were exhibited as part of the BEA New Title Showcase.
To celebrate our ten year anniversary as a leader in Open-Publishing, Lulu also invited three bestselling authors to attend the show, sign free signed copies of their latest titles and explain why they picked Lulu over other publishing options.
On the first day of the show, congressional candidate turned bestselling political author, Kevin Powell, signed copies of his 11th book “Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and the Ghost of Dr. King,” which explores modern politics and pop culture through recent events such as the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin.
Lines wrapped around the corner as numerous show attendees recognized Kevin from his appearance on MTV’s “The Real World.” Being a very charismatic and charming personality, Kevin was a big hit at the show and made a point of engaging with each person who waited in line to meet him.
David Thorne, New York Times Bestselling Author, signed copies of his new book “I’ll Go Home Then, It’s Warm and Has Chairs: The Unpublished Emails” during the second day of the show. With a very strong following, Thorne quickly signed over 250 copies of his book.
Joining other well-known blogging celebrities, Thorne also sat on the closing keynote panel for Blogworld & New Media Expo which took place in conjunction with BEA.
For the final day of the show, Scott Steinberg, a well-known media personality from publications including Fast Company and Rolling Stone, signed copies of his books “The Modern Parent’s Guide to Kids and Video Games” and “The Crowdfunding Bible” — a book featured yesterday in Fortune Magazine. Steinberg, a consumer marketing and technology guru, was also on-hand at the Lulu booth to offer advice to the diverse crowd looking to promote and sell their content.
Feel free to check out more photos from the show below. If you are interested in exhibiting your book at the 2013 BEA or at other book fairs, please click here for more information. If you are a Lulu author and are interested in how we can help showcase your talent to the world, please post a comment below with links to your books and information on your inspirational author success story.