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BEA isn’t just BEA!

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?

5 Responses to BEA isn’t just BEA!

  1. Brodi Ashton says:

    I’m going to NYC the day after all the festivities ends. I should fly in as everyone is flying out. My timing sort of sucks. :)

  2. Donna Hole says:

    I wish . .

    Bring back lots to talk about with us :)

    ……..dhole

  3. Lisa Marie says:

    Oh gosh, don’t I wish! But I’d go broke. I dropped a hefty chunk of change at the big book fair in front of the Texas Capitol and just made a foray to Book People last night.

    Book festivals are dangerous events. Book festivals mean existing on Ramen for the next two weeks …

    :)

  4. Mimi Cross says:

    Wow, the Teen Author Carnival sounds great, thanks for the tip!

    When I bid on Joëlle Anthony’s beautiful novel “Restoring Harmony” in the Kidlit4Japan auction, I also won Gayle Forman’s book, “Where She Went”. Just yesterday I went to my local bookstore and bought “If I Stay”.

    “If I Stay” especially looks like a pretty painful weekend read, but I know the mcs are musicians so, I’m up for it. I’d love to hear what Gayle Forman and some of the other YA authors listed to show at the Teen Author Carnival have to say.

    I’m only a ferry ride away, I don’t see any reason why I can make it on Monday the 23rd. Hope to see you there :)

  5. Mimi Cross says:

    Oops! I meant to say, I don’t see any reason why I can’t make it!
    In other words, I’ll be there :)

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