Book Expo America is the convention for booksellers, book buyers, and publishers. This year's convention was in Washington, D.C. The schedule for the next few years:
2007 New York City
2008 Los Angeles
2009 New York City
2010 Las Vegas
I can attest now that I will most definitely go in 2008 and 2010 because they are close geographically, so I can keep costs down. I would also imagine that I will go to NYC in 2009 because I will by that point be working at this full-time.
So, will I go to NYC in 2007? I'm not sure. The expense is rather significant and my focus these days is on cost containment. However, I would like to go to PMA University which is right before it.
By the way, if you would like to read an interesting blog post on having BEA in sin city Las Vegas, click on over to John Kremer's blog.