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Weekend Reading: BookExpo America

Some links to reports from BookExpo America, the huge publishing trade show in Washington.

Newsday reporter Aileen Jacobson blogs about Queen Latifah, who has written a children's book; the actress and rapper gave the keynote address for the African American part of BEA.

Ed Champion's Return of the Reluctant weighs in on New York Times Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus and company's panel about American fiction since 1980. Or rather, he takes them to task. Interesting reading.

Ron Hogan at GalleyCat catches up with The Long Tail author Chris Anderson's talk.

Lauren Cerand, publicist and Maud Newton contributor, documents some pre-BEA socializin', over at her own blog,  Lux Lotus.

A blogger from the literacy organization First Book records a day in the booth at the big show.

Hey! A kid lit blogger is there. Sheila of Wands and Words promises coverage later on.

The Millions yawns at the Blogs 2.0 panel.

Meanwhile completely unrelated to BEA, the Disco Mermaids crack "The dePaola Code." Funny.


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