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Show fever becomes Web fever

As BookExpo America kicks off in New York City, the L.A. Times has a brief writeup on the U.S.’s annual convention and trade show. And it seems that publishers are going in with Web 2.0 on their minds. “I think MySpace and You Tube and all the blogs are really the coming thing now,” Penguin CEO David Shanks tells the Times, which also notes that MySpace is hosting a panel on networking and is also a BEA sponsor. No mention of the allegedly ubiquitous Facebook, though as we’re constantly being told, that one is for some reason a particularly Canadian fave.