Thursday, May 27, 2010

Last Day of BEA

This is it - last chance to walk around the exhibits and pick up books, bags and other cool stuff. Say thanks to all the great publishers, authors and the other cool people that have made this a fin filled experience.

I hope you also enjoyed the seminars and panels, I won't ask if you took notes since the pop quizzes have been cancelled. Did you make any new friends?

Did anyone make it to any of the special events held by New York Public libraries? What about the events in the bookstores? I hope we all had a wonderful time and look forward to next year's experience.

Thanks for following along on my journey through Book Expo America 2010 and travel safely home.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 2 Book Expo America

90 degrees today - I will try to stay inside the Convention Center and enjoy the air conditioning - meanwhile I have wallowed in joy with all book and bag giveaways taking place all over the Exhibits floor -- I also congratulated quite a few of my favorite authors on producing great books and characters (but I need to talk to the publishers about getting more books from them throughout the year) -- I sat through a couple of panels related to my young adults and wove in and out of the autograph lines to check out booths.

As I mentioned yesterday, checking out the layout has helped me get from Point A to Point B rather quickly, but I still have to figure out how to be in two places at the same time - any hints?

Thanks again to all the great authors - keep up the good work and happy reading everyone.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 1 Book Expo America

First, I have to warn you that the weather is warmer than I expected (I can't get over the cooler temp in Los Angeles) - second, the New Yorkers have been quite welcoming and helpful. Thirdly, the Convention Center is filled with all sorts of delights -- I have already decided that I need to figure out how to drive off with the Penguin Mini Cooper, and I can't wait for the Exhibits to open on Wednesday.

Remember that tonight will showcase Barbara S's interview, make sure you get your tickets and if you can check out the layout of the convention center today, so that tomorrow will be smooth sailing all around - though the Information Booths are staffed by helpful people that will point you in the right direction if you get lost.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

BEA is just around the corner

Five days until I fly to New York. Who has the time machine?

Take note that Early Bird Discounts end tonight, May 19th, at Midnight Eastern time. So if you haven't registered already, please do take advantage of the special discounts provided for Librarians and groups. Consider $95 for a 3-Day Pass or $60 for a 1-Day Pass for individual Librarians. Register Here. Email Diana Press at for more details on the special offers for group visitors. This offer does end soon, perhaps sooner than you think.

I checked out the list of authors (woo hoo!) that will be visiting each day, looked over the Event at a Glance to get an idea of what to expect, and I took advantage of the special fares that Amtrak is providing for BEA visitors.

However, I need to finish planning my schedule for the three days to ensure that each and every day is packed with excitement. So I know to check out the New Title Showcase to find out what I might enjoy reading later this year, visit the YA Editors Buzz Weds. afternoon, stop by the exhibits of course, and see how New York City handles celebrating Book Week - maybe they will have a parade of authors handing out free books?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Last chance to register in advance…

This is it folks - your last chance to register and save with the special librarian rates and the group discount rates. Librarians benefit with special discounts - $95 for a 3-Day Pass or $60 for a 1-Day Pass. Register Here. Group visitors please email Diana Press to find out about the group discount deals at

In addition to Book Expo America it will also be the first New York Book Week from Monday, May 24th through to Friday, May 28th - including special author programs at New York Public Libraries, Brooklyn Public Libraries, and at various book stores. So come celebrate the printed word, savor the smells of freshly printed text and honor the books from our past, present and future. Join in the fun that will be the 2010 Book Expo America which starts in less than two weeks.