I thought I’d briefly add my own thoughts John’s post about BEA earlier today. As it was my very first time at BookExpo, I will admit that it was a lot to take in—but in a good way. The crowds were a tight squeeze at times, the mood was good, and I can’t say no to free stuff! Easily one of the best parts of BEA is collecting the many galley copies publishers give out. By the end of our perusal, I was sure my shoulder muscles were all but destroyed from carrying my treasure, and I found myself blithely forgetting about the long walk I faced from 11th Avenue back to civilization (or the nearest subway).
Having made it back alive from the convention, I know it will be exciting to dive into the new and unfinished novels I collected, and then hopefully watch some go on to fabulous sales and notoriety.
Will any of our readers out there be attending BEA this year? If so, what books or events are you looking forward to?