I read the various blog bulletins from Book Expo America with interest. Book Expo Canada is being held in Toronto from June 9-12 and I’m thinking it may be my patriotic duty to attend. My sense is that the Canadian publishing industry has been slow to embrace the promotional opportunities afforded by the Web, so I’m intrigued to see that this appears to be a central focus of a one-day conference that precedes the trade show: Writers to Readers: Linking the Content Creators to the End Users. The subtitle makes me cringe (Is it meant to be a joke, playing off computer jargon? I hope it’s meant to be a joke) but the program looks interesting. There’s even explicit mention of blogging, although I suspect that this is a reference to promotional blogs connected with individual authors rather than litblogs broadly speaking.
Are any of my fellow Canadian litbloggers planning to attend?