BookExpo America 2014 Examines Changes In Reading Trends

Attendees on the floor of BookExpo America 2014
Attendees on the floor of BookExpo America 2014

BookExpo America (BEA), the annual book industry trade show, which took place from Thursday, May 29 to Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, provided booksellers with opportunities to network with colleagues, preview publishers’ upcoming titles, and discover new vendors

Programming included a multitude of education and information sessions, as well as author breakfasts, lunches, and other special events.

In a world summit focused on the professional issues and opportunities related to books in translation, BEA’s Global Market Forum 2014: Books in Translation; Wanderlust for the Written Word, opened a one day conference on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, to explore how these new opportunities can be turned into new business for authors, agents, publishers and translators.

The online superstore, Amazon, got its start selling books — and it’s been getting into the publishing business as well, with imprints for genres like science fiction, romance, and mystery.

Until now, though, it hasn’t had its fingers in one of the biggest slices of the publishing pie: Christian books. That changed, with the introduction of the Waterfall Press imprint.

During BEA 2014, Urim Books discussed with Waterfall about the publishing of international Christian author, the Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee with the title “Heaven”(2) and “Man of Flesh, Man of Spirit”(2).

In the book Heaven(2), Lee writes the rapture of New Jerusalem, saying, “The City is so beautiful, magnificent, and ecstatic beyond our imagination. In the center of the City is God’s throne, the origin of the River of the Water of Life. Around God’s throne are houses of Elijah, Enoch, Abraham, and Moses, Mary Magdalene, and the Virgin Mary, all of whom were loved by God very, very much.”

The book, Man of Flesh, Man of Spirit(2), based on a lecture of about the book of Job, tells us about the evilness hidden deep in our nature. “We could realize that God revealed many kinds of untruthful heart and minds in people’s nature through the illustrations of Job and his three friends,” Lee says in the book.

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SOURCE: ASSIST News Service
James Sim

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