It's the nat'l book show this weekend, BookExpo America. A GREAT chance to bring authors and booksellers together and to talk business trends with all. The show kicks off at Javits Friday, but there's a full day of education on Thursday, a place where future trends are uncovered. (In 1991, a bookseller told the gathered about a new thing - reading groups - which went on to be THE phenom of the 90's.) What's next? All things digital, like information on what's selling shared between stores (Above the Treeline) to ongoing training and cost issues.
As for me, I have my eyes and ears open, and pockets full of throat lozenges and snack bars if we work through lunch; much coffee also to be consumed. Also this year, I will have cortisone for the nice poison ivy I got on my neck. It's always something.