At BEA, Uncertainty Ruled — But That’s Not All Bad

The future was in the eye of the beholder at this year’s BookExpo America. “For major publishing conglomerates … there was a sense of retrenchment, a feeling that the business model had irrevocably shifted — although to what exactly, no one was quite sure. But for independent publishers … there was an air of possibility, the belief that the future was very much in play.”