March, 2008, National - BookExpo America, one of the largest book trade exhibits in the world, provides independent African American book publishers, self publishers, authors, Black Interest Imprints at major publishing houses, distributors, literary agents, publicists, librarians and bookstore owners exposure to more than eighty thousand book buyers and booksellers from across the globe. Organizers of the African American Pavilion at BookExpo America are finalizing plans for the event to take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA May 30 - June 1, 2008.
The African American Pavilion and BookExpo America will present on opening day, A fifth year star studded gala celebration, Friday, May 30th at 9:00am, beginning with a ribbon cutting, celebrity speakers, and unveiling the art of Synthia Saint James throughout the pavilion.
5,000 square feet of exhibit space will showcase African
American books, authors, products and publishers. In
addition to the business opportunities the pavilion
provides, festivities include: music, food and refreshments
at all the events as The African American Pavilion
celebrates "its" 5th Anniversary.
Many licensing, distribution, and sales success stories have emerged from the roster of African American Pavilion exhibitors since 2004.
BookExpo America, one of the largest book trade exhibits in the world provides independent African American book publishers, self publishers, authors, African American imprints at major publishing houses, distributors, literary agents, publicists, librarians, and bookstore owners with exposure to more than 80,000 book buyers and booksellers from across the world. With over 20,000 BEA attendees crossing up and down the African American Pavilion aisles, the buying and selling is tremendous, and the African American Pavilion provides our exhibitors the lowest discounted booth prices at the BookExpo America.
The 2008 AAP/BEA Associate Committee
|Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc. - AAP/BEA Executive Director and Co-Founder;|
|Yvonne Rose, Associate Publisher, Amber Communications Group, Inc.- AAP/BEA Director;|
|Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com - AAP/BEA National Director, On-Line Publicity, Marketing and Promotions;|
|Lynette McMillon, President, The Tushe Group - AAP/BEA National Director, Publicity, Marketing and Sponsorships;|
|Cheryl Crosby, President, CDC Consultants - AAP/BEA Associate Director of Sponsorships (National);|
|Pam Perry, CEO, Ministry Marketing Solutions and Chocolate Pages - AAP/BEA National Director, Christian/Gospel Exhibitor Relations;|
|Carol Rogers and Brenda Piper, CEO & COO, C&B Books Distribution - AAP/BEA National Directors, Exhibitor Relations;|
|Philip Herbert, Marketing Assistant, Amber Communications Group, Inc. - AAP/BEA Exhibitor Relations;|
|Maxine Thompson, President, The Dr. Maxine Show and Butterfly Press - AAP/BEA Exhibitor Relations;|
|Troy Johnson, Founder/Webmaster, AALBC.COM - AAP/BEA Exhibitor Relations;|
|Ron Kavanaugh, Founder Mosaicbooks.com - AAP/BEA Exhibitor Relations|
|Lynette Velasco, President, Black Americans In Publishing - AAP/BEA Exhibitor Relations.|
Lynette McMillon, Director, The Tushe Group and National Director of Publicity, The African American Pavilion at BEA - 773-732-2560 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WITH SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS AND PERFORMERS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION STAGING AREA.
HILL HARPER, CSI: NY
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUPERSTAR - FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE FUGEES.
GEORGE C. FRASER - TERRIE WILLIAMS - MAX RODRIGUEZ
MARY B. MORRISON
VICTORIA CHRISTOPHER MURRAY
SYNTHIA SAINT JAMES
DR. JEWELL PARKER RHODES
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO
AMERICA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES
LERONE BENNETT JR. AND TAVIS SMILEY
CHERYL D. WOODRUFF, JUDITH CURR, DAWN DAVIS, WADE HUDSON, MELODY GUY, MARCELLA SMITH
C. SUNNY MARTIN, CURT MATTHEWS, CEVIN BRYERMAN, DR. PHILIP S. HART, TONYA EVANS-WALLS, PAM PERRY, TROY JOHNSON, RON KAVANAUGH, DANTE LEE, KEVIN WAYNE JOHNSON, MICHELLE GIPSON, DARRELL MILLER, STEVE ROSATO
MARC LACY, NAIJA, ABIOLA ABRAMS, FREEDOM SPEAKS DIASPORA
DR. KENNETH EDELIN, KEN HUDSON, OMAR BRADLEY, NAKISHA CRAWFORD, BEVERLY BLACK JOHNSON, SHERRI GLOVER, ROBIN AYELE, JOY MARIE, WEST COAST BIZ.
HOSTS: HEATHER COVINGTON, RENEE FLAGLER, THEREZ FLEETWOOD
BEA Webpage Welcoming African American Publishers
Amber Communications Group BEA Page
2009: New York City, May 26 - May 31, Jacob K. Javits
2010: Washington DC, June 3 - June 6, Washington DC Convention Center
2011: Las Vegas, June 9 - June 12, Las Vegas Convention Center
Pavilion Floor Plan