WHO. Anyone and everyone involved in the publishing industry including authors, publishers, illustrators, bloggers, discovery engines (like us!), the occasional celeb (who may or may not have used a ghost writer), and even Grumpy Cat. Plus, tons of librarians, bloggers, and book lovers!
WHAT. For those in the industry, this is the time to network and to connect with some of the many writers, readers, publishers, librarians and entrepreneurs who make BEA an annual event. For everyone else, BookCon on May 31st is the time to secure some of the millions of free galley copies distributed at the conference, not to mention lots of free candy and giveaways. Be prepared for some legit celeb-stalking and subsequent photo opps, and the chance to get your books signed by their authors. Comfortable shoes are a must, and insiders know it's best to bring a rolling suitcase to collect the profusion of free stuff you'll be handed all weekend long.
WHEN. May 29th - 31st 2014. If you are a bibliophile who hasn't been to the conference yet, the good news is that it's an annual event. Check it out next year!
WHERE. The Javits Center, NYC
To keep abreast of all that's going on, be sure to look for the hashtags #BEA2014 and #Novelry in your twitter feed. Stop by our booth, #2547, for a chance to peruse the site, plus a free t shirt for each of the first 200 BookCon visitors. So get your running shoes ready and we'll see you tomorrow!
ART: SIMON C PAGE