The book industry’s yearly trade show, BookExpo America, is just a few weeks away. I’ll be coming into New York for all the activity and festivity, and I know publishers and featured authors are gearing up for all of the events, like author breakfasts, bookseller speed dating, ARC signing and free booze (you should see the lines for tiny cups of champagne!). But the great news, with the specific events announced today, is that New York Book Week is back in a big way. With all of these amazing authors in town to promote their books to booksellers, it always seemed a waste not to give them a chance to interact with readers. There are events all week, Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27, kicking off with the Teen Author Carnival on Monday at 4 PM, which I plan to attend. I’m hoping to make some of the other great events that week, too.
I’m genuinely excited that for at least part of BEA, I’ll be able to take off my agent hat and put on my reader hat. Will I see any of you there?