Wednesday, May 29, 2013


One of the biggest book shows in the world is happening this weekend in New York City. BookExpo America (BEA) will run from Thursday through Saturday at the Jacob Javits Center on 11th Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets.

And I’ll be there!

My publisher, Ellora’s Cave, will hold forth at booth #2126. According to Lisa Gray, the Company’s Event Coordinator and Marketing Specialist, their prestigious location in the Best Sellers Section is due “to the size of our booth, the content we publish and the traffic we bring.”

2012 BEA - my DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS cover on video screen (with Tara Nina and Caveman John)
In addition to the availability of movers and shakers from the Corporate offices such as She-E-O Patty Marks and Publisher Raelene Gorlinsky, highlights of the weekend include erotic romance authors available for autographs and gorgeous Cavemen Justin, Taylor, Georgio and 2013’s Alpha Caveman Nick.

2012 BEA - Cris Anson with Cavemen Nick, John, and co-author of TAKE IT OFF Taylor Cole
Daily contest drawings will be held for copies of TAKE IT OFF, a tell-it-all book written by Cavemen Taylor Cole and Justin Whitfield, both of whom have been male strippers for more than a decade. On Saturday they will also be debuting the high-octane sequel, TAKE IT OFF AGAIN.

Authors scheduled to sign are:

10-12 Lynne Silver
12-2 Koko Brown
10-12 Kate Poole
In addition to the excitement at the Ellora’s Cave booth, BEA is wonderful because an avid, determined reader can almost overdose on free books. Last year I came away with at least a dozen hard-cover and trade paperback books from some of the publishing industry’s biggest names. Yes, my favorite reading material is erotic romance, preferably from Ellora’s Cave, but I was like a kid in a candy store with an unlimited bag of coins, with publishers from the Big Six (is it Big Five now?) to the obscure start-up with only a few offerings.

2012 BEA - authors Cris Anson (in red) and Tara Nine (standing, right) with EC staff
The only downside I can see is sore feet from all that walking. The Javits Center encompasses 675,000 square feet of exhibit space. And for three glorious days it will be filled with books, authors, publishers and all the ancillary industries of the book world. And the Cavemen.



  1. I've heard about this for two years now and it seems like a different feel than the RT convention. Why do you think it is so different? I hope you have a great time and enjoy yourself. Maybe you can soak your feet when you get home or have a caveman do some massage!

    1. Melissa, I love your idea of the Caveman massage! It's such a different feel from RT because at RT it's about readers and authors. At BEA it's publishers, distributors, and all the business end of it with, incidentally, some authors hanging around.

  2. Cris, thanks for the shout out. Hope I get to meet you. If not at bEA, then at Romanticon!

  3. Ooh, I'm showing up as my alter ego linda. It's Lynne Silver.

    1. Lynne/Linda, hope you get to BEA. It's an awesome experience. But then, so is Romanticon LOL, just a different *ahem* feel.