BookExpo America's goal to become a "convention without walls" has become a reality with the announcement of its ambitious podcast and digital coverage of the recent trade event which took place in New York City, June 1 – 3. Podcast coverage of BEA has been a key part of an aggressive program to provide digital and online services and entertainment not only to book industry professionals, but to the general reading public as well. BEA put a dedicated podcast team in place during the convention which spread itself out to cover all aspects of the show in order to provide a record as well as a permanent history of the significant and entertaining content that the show provides. This content is now available for free to everyone and will "roll out" over the next two months. BEA's podcast content is available at http://www.bookexpocast.com/, as well as through iTunes.
The BEA Podcast Program also launched the BEA Authors Studio this year, an innovative service that allowed authors to create their own podcast, right at BEA. The "catalog" of Authors Studio podcasts will become available on BookExpoCast.com starting Tuesday, June 12. Users need to sign up separately for this feed.