Thursday, July 11, 2013

Holy Smokes!!!

I was overwhelmed at the size of this convention! I was lucky enough to be able to use a cart and drive myself around.
So many of the booths were for people who could actually make financial decisions ( not me), so they weren't of interest to me.
I was interested in the Baker and Taylor ebooks, and listened to the salesman, but realized that theirs were really no better that what we use now.
I talked for a while with a president of a small publishing house that publishes translated fiction. I asked him how he chose his titles, and was surprised to find out that he is a translator himself.  He has so many friends that are translators that he asks them for recommendations of books popular in different countries. He must have artist friends too, because all his editions have beautiful woodcuts for their cover art.
There were so many book giveaways, but you never could tell if you were standing in line for a free book or an autograph!
All in all it was really a good experience. Crowded and crazy but good!
Mary Martinec

1 comment:

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