Book Expo America is THE largest event in North America for the publishing industry. Held in New York City, it is a week of packed events for anyone involved with books in any way, including readers. I have never attended a BEA – although my novels have along with my publisher – and I won’t be boarding a jet plane to the East Coast this year either. I doubt most of you are able to attend, or live in the vicinity and can pop in. If you do, let me know how it is and if you spy any copies of The Darcy Saga floating around!
Fortunately for those of us who must stay home, Armchair BEA was created to join in the fun from afar. From the website:
Armchair BEA is the experience for book bloggers to participate in Book Expo America (BEA) from the comfort of their homes. This experience is created lovingly by book bloggers specifically for our peers who for whatever reason are not able to participate in the main conference in New York each year. We bring publishers, authors, and bloggers together in celebrating our love for all things literary by hosting celebrations such as sneak peeks, daily discussion topics, and sponsored giveaways.
I am taking part in the fun as a sponsor and participant, including a giveaway of 3 copies of The Passions of Dr. Darcy. Be sure to check back next week, on Monday May 27, when the event is officially begun. Whoot!
For more information, and a list of the hundreds of bloggers and authors and publishers participating, here are the direct links–