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BEA anyone?

I've been talking with the Debs about this, but there are so many other writers on my Friends list! Anyone here going to BEA (a.k.a. Book Expo America) this year?

I'm going to be heading down to NYC for it, not to promote GIVE UP THE GHOST (it'll be early for that), but for lots of other equally important reasons:

-Seeing NYC for the first time.
-Hopefully getting to meet my editor and agent in person.
-Meeting up with some of the fabulous folks I've gotten to know online.
-Grabbing lots of ARCs! :D
-Getting a little conference experience under my belt before I do start conference-going to promote the book. (As an introvert, I need all the practice I can get.)

So let me know if you're planning on being there, and hopefully we'll be able to hang out a bit. :)


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Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, the idea of all those free books is a major motivating factor. :D
Feb. 20th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
I've been trying to figure out if I'm allowed to attend BEA even if I don't have a book coming out? I can't seem to figure out how much admission would be or if I could get a discount because I work at a TV network or something. I really want to go.

Either way, I would love to hang out! I live 10 minutes from NYC.
Feb. 21st, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
Its not open to the public, but if you can work the publicity angle for working for a TV network you can probably go. The price varies depending on what you sign up as (so far it seems to go in as an educator/librarian or as part of your local library's Friends of its $55/day $90/weekend, as a published author its $70/day $130/weekend and as an industry professional--aka blogger or such--$300 day or weekend).

Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Great! Hopefully you'll be able to come (there does seem to be some flexibility in what they consider a professional).
Feb. 20th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
It sounds like tons of fun, but I'll probably just aim for ALA right now...(it's closer, so there's a chance I could drive).
Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
That makes sense--distance is a pretty important factor. One of the reasons I picked BEA (other than getting to see editor and agent) is that it's the cheapest city to fly to from here.
Feb. 21st, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Feb. 21st, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
I found a way to attend for cheaper, but my friend just awared me of the birthday party for my 'twin' (in the adopted really good friend sense) that same weekend for her 24th birthday, so I'll be in Texas :( I was SO looking forward to meeting up with people and getting books and swag...not to mention networking a bit to get exposure for my book blog. every little bit helps right?
Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
That's too bad, but of course you don't want to miss your friend's birthday! And there are lots more conferences to come. (I have to admit I'm a little overwhelmed by just how many there are. :P )
Feb. 23rd, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to be there (on behalf of Udon), but since you get to see me here in Toronto, I'm not sure if that counts!
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Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
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Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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