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June 6, 2005


BEA: It Loves New York City

ICv2.com brovides a brisk "They love us and everyone is happy" overview of this year's Book Expo America, which ended yesterday afternoon (for the most part for sure: there might be an official event or two even today, or some hangover work left over from the weekend). They do point out that the show received what seems to be a New York bounce in terms of attendance, something to be expected due to the number of media people and writers in New York. The few people I've spoken to about the BEA are pretty happy about the success of the show just in terms of high level of interest.

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Heidi has results from her day Friday, including interesting news that the Flight anthology is moving from Image to Ballantine. While it's not strange in the least that a book as handsome as that one would be attractive to a bigger book company, I think this makes Ballantine's line-up of comics folk the Flight gang, Harvey Pekar, Jim Davis, John Callahan and the Schulz Estate in theme book mode. That's one interesting dinner at Buca Di Beppo. I'm not up on this kind of thing, but if Ballantine uses the comics-savvy Random House publicity team like Pantheon does, that would definitely make such the fit a little more snug.
 
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