05/25/2010 10:55 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

BookExpo America (BEA) Begins Today: What To Expect From The Publishing Industry's Annual Conference

The conference -- known to those who attend as BEA -- has been contracting in recent years. Tough times in the publishing industry led event organizers to stop rotating the conference between major cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York) and announce that going forward it will remain in New York, publishing's hub. This year will be the second consecutive year BEA is held in New York City.

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