Bookseller Stesha Brandon on BEA
Stesha Brandon handles events and publicity for Seattle's University Bookstore, the oldest and largest independent bookstore in Washington state. This was her fifth year attending Book Expo America. She says:
I've been seeing a lot of high-quality mid-list and also debut books this season. I tend to meet with the fantastic literary fiction publishers -- Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, MacAdam/Cage, Random House, Harcourt, Norton -- they're really giving people a shot. Across the booths, I have seen a lot of really fantastic, strong debuts and growing mid-lists.