Greenspan, Coulter keynotes; PGW's fate; Air America fire sale
* Alan Greenspan will be the keynote speaker at this year's BookExpo America in NYC on June 1. He's there to hype his book (a Sept. release from Penguin), which is understandable, but the format sounds like a clunker -- a Q&A by his wife, Andrea Mitchell.
* Forget Greenspan, a bigger name in the publishing world, Ann Coulter, will headline News Expo 2007 in Washington DC on May 11. I'm looking forward to attending both events since World Ahead will have a booth at News Expo and BEA.
* There's been another development in the sad saga of AMS -- the parent co. of Publishers Group West -- publishing's equivalent of the Anna Nicole Smith affair. PW reports that the court just ruled that publishers distributed to the retail trade by PGW will be picked up by Perseus, which beat out rival National Book Network (World Ahead's former distributor) for the deal.
* And speaking of bankruptcy judges... One just approved the sale of Air America to real estate developer Stephen Green for $4.25 million. That price probably went up after windbag Al Franken quit earlier this week to run for Senate in Minn. (He looks quite the statesman, doesn't he?)