Friday, May 30th, 2008

BookExpo America, day 1

BookExpo America is turning out great. I did a talk, “What is LibraryThing and Why Should You Care?” (the program had some other title). It was refreshing to look at LibraryThing from a book-industry and publisher perspective again—most of my talks are aimed at libraries these days.

The talk was well attended, but not exactly crowded. I blame this on Clay Shirky (author of Here Comes Everybody), scheduled down the hall from me in the same time slot. Even I wanted to sneak out of my talk and go see his. Fortunately, Abby and I caught up with Clay afterwards, and we ended up going to dinner together. What a great dinner that was!

Tonight, we’re having a LibraryThing in LA meet-up. Come join us for a beer at the Library Bar at 7pm. It’s downtown, at 630 West 6th St (directions here).

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