BookExpoAmerica (BEA)

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In May this year Urantia Foundation attended the BookExpoAmerica at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City. BEA is the largest book trade show in the United States. The Foundation's consistent attendance over the past thirteen years has afforded us recognition and respect within the publishing industry. Our stature as a small independent publisher has grown parallel with the growth in spiritual and inspirational publishing and the tremendous increase of Spanish titles in the genre.

The opening address at the BEA was delivered by former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. All 2000 participants stayed the course, not wavering in their decision to attend despite the atrocity of September 11th, and the Mayor expressed his gratitude and appreciation on behalf of the city.

The interest in electronic publishing resurfaced again, given that Microsoft has apparently standardized its electronic-book platform. Urantia Foundation was featured as an inaugural participant in the launch of Bowkers Books in Print Website and was invited to attend a special luncheon celebrating this accomplishment.

A new Spanish Pavilion was featured, and Urantia Foundation was proactive thanks to the help of volunteer native New Yorkers and Spanish speaking long-time readers, Maria de Aguilera and Hilvania Canela-Adams. They assisted Victor Garcia-Bory, the Foundation's Spanish Marketing and Reader Services Representative. Maria was kind enough to fly up from Florida for this event. We send our thanks and appreciation to Maria and Hilvania.

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