The Ultimate Reader’s Dream: Book Expo America

Hello lovlies!

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about the upcoming Book Expo America. As a book blogger and as a reader I couldn’t be more thrilled to be attending. I’ve gotten several emails asking for tips for first timers, but unfortunately I don’t have any, because it’s my first time too!

But don’t fret! If you are a first timer, or if you are just interested in some tips from those that have attended before you should check out the awesome tour that was hosted at the Book Blogger Convention Website.

The blogs listed below are vetrans of the BEA expereience and have helpful tips in making your BEA adventure simple and easy!

Candace at Beth Fish Reads
Dawn at She is Too Fond of Books
Jennifer at Book Club Girl
Nicole at Linus’s Blanket
Jacqueline, Publisher, at
Trish at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?
Jenn at Jenn’s Bookshelves
Lenore at Presenting Lenore
Erin, Publicist at Peachtree Publishers
Jessica at The Cozy Reader: Reviews by Jess
Katie at Babbling About Books and More
Julie at Booking Mama
Amy at My Friend Amy
Genevieve at Something Bookish
Sarah at Reading the Past
Erica at Olive Reader
Kristen at KC Books
Stephanie at the Written Word
Angie at Angieville
Gayle at Everyday I Write the Book
Rebecca at Rebecca’s Book Blog
Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit
Anna at Diary of an Eccentric
Janicu’s Book Blog
Natasha at Maw Books
Lisa at Online Publicist

And since I’m mentioning Book Blogger Con, it’s not to late to register! I believe the deadline is May 20th! You should head to the official website for all the information on registering and what the BBC entails. Perhaps you’d love to attend BBC but can’t… then I’d suggest heading to the the BBC reception on Thursday, May 27, 2010 from 4-6 pm! You can find information on how to register for that as well at  the BBC site!

If you still have questions after reading all of those tips from the bloggers above, then you should head over to Bites. Donna has a few posts already, but she is accepting questions to be featured in future posts as well. You can find all this information at BEA Tips for BEA Newbies!

A few other awesome events that should not be missed:

Monday May 24, 2010: The Teen Author Carnival

NYC Teen Author Carnival
Monday, May 24, 2010
5:00 – 8:00 PM

Jefferson Market Branch Library
425 Avenue of the Americas [at 10th St.]
New York, NY 10011-8454

You better believe I will be there! You can check out the TAC site for all the information. 30 authors have confirmed attendance at this point… how AWESOME is that. I can not wait for this!

There are also some fantastic author signing happening at Books of Wonder!

Sunday, May 23nd
4:00-6:00 pm

The Clock Without a Face – A Mystery to Solve, A Treasure to Find!
MAC BARNETT The Clock Without a Face (McSweeney’s)
ELI HOROWITZ The Clock Without a Face (McSweeney’s)
SCOTT TEPLIN The Clock Without a Face (McSweeney’s)

Tuesday, May 25th
6:00-8:00 pm

MEET THE CLASS OF 2K10 – 13 debut young adult and middle grade authors
SWATI AVASHTI Split (Random)
ALEXANDRA DIAZ Of All the Stupid Things (Egmont)
JENNIFER R. HUBBARD The Secret Year (Penguin)
KITTY KESWICK Freaksville (LeapBooks)
JUDITH GRAVES Under My Skin (LeapBooks)
JANET FOX Faithful (Penguin)
BONNIE J DOERR Island Sting (LeapBooks)
JAME RICHARDS Three Rivers Rising (Random)
SHARI MAURER Change of Heart (Westside Books)
LEAH CYPESS Mistwood (Harper)
IRENE LATHAM Leaving Gee’s Bend (Penguin)
RHONDA HAYTER The Witchie Worries of Abbie Adams (Penguin)
SHANNON DELANY 13 to Life (St. Martins)
ERICA PERL Vintage Veronica (Random)

Wednesday, May 26th
6:00-8:00 pm

CHARLIE HIGGSON The Enemy (Hyperion)
CORY DOCTOROW For the Win (Tor)
GENNIFER CHOLDENKO Al Capone Shines My Shoes (Penguin)
STEPHANIE KUEHNERT Ballads of Suburbaia (S&S)
MELISSA WALKER Lovestruck Summer (HarperCollins)
LINDA GERBER Death by Denim (Penguin)
ERICA KIROV Magickeepers: The Eternal Hourglass (Sourcebooks)
ADELE GRIFFIN Picture the Dead (Sourcebooks)
LISA BROWN Picture the Dead (Sourcebooks)
MARISSA MOSS The Pharaoh’s Secret (Abrams)

Thursday, May 27th
6:00-8:00 pm

ERIC SHANOWER Wizard of Oz Comic (Marvel Comics)
SKOTTIE YOUNG Wizard of Oz Comic (Marvel Comics)

What else is happening: I’ve also taken it upon myself to make a spreadsheet of signings and events happening at or around BEA.  I’ve tried to get all of the YA/MG-ish events that I could find, but if you notice one that I may have missed, please do let me know! I’ll get it added on!

And if you want to hang out with yours truly, you can fill out this form and we’ll see if we can make a date… or a least a hello meet-up!

I’m so thrilled to go, and I can’t wait to see you there!!