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Booksellers can register for free badges to Book Expo by providing an ABA member ID number during the registration process.

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Booksellers can now register for the American Booksellers Association’s programming exclusively for members who will be attending Book Expo 2017 next month in New York City.

The program includes the popular Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch, two Publicists Speed Dating sessions, and an opportunity to “Meet the Editor” at publishers’ offices around the city.

The structure of the editor meetings will vary by publisher and are meant to give a behind-the-scenes look at the philosophy and process of book editing.

Booksellers will be on their own to return to the convention center following the publisher visits.

In addition, tickets are on sale now for the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch With Children’s Authors and the Silent Art Auction to benefit American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader.

The program also includes author autographing sessions exclusively for ABA member booksellers in the ABA Member Lounge (Booth 721) on the Javits Convention Center trade show floor.C2E2, the annual Midwest pop culture extravaganza, will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the Mc Cormick Place Convention Center.“Speed Dating has added an awesomely cool element to our shows that I would never have predicted but is so perfect for our fans and audience,” states Lance Fensterman Group Vice President for Reed POP and Show Manager for C2E2.Organized by founder Ryan Glitch, Sci-Fi Speed Dating has taken the geek romance world by storm by providing venues where like-minded and passionate fans can meet each other and indulge their common – and sometimes not so common! Camera crews followed the Sci-Fi Speed Dating staff around NYCC in October 2011 for a two-part special called .com, among others.This year, five C2E2 Speed Dating sessions will be held at the convention all of which will be free for C2E2 attendees. Booksellers will go directly to their assigned publishing house at to meet with editors for approximately 90 minutes.

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