In every other year, I would walk into the hall, looking for children's books publishers. I came to the BEA as a 32-year veteran writer of entrepreneurship books for young people, it is how I view myself.
It was immediately clear that while certain authors, photographers and artists are truly stars, some publishers have a vision and a passion as strong as any creator. Sometimes, you can recognize their books a mile away.
One of the most popular events at the annual book trade show is Author Speed Dating. This 90-minute event gives authors three minutes to pitch their book with a table of potential readers and book buyers.