Book lovers will be taking over New York City for the rest of this week, as the publishing industry's big annual show, Book Expo America (known, acronymically, as BEA) comes to the Javits Convention Center. There will be authors galore, nundreds of autograph sessions, tables piled high with books and Advanced Reading Copies, roaming authors, publishers and their reps, agents...it should be quite a week.
BEA will kick off on Wednesday with a special conference for book bloggers. That would be me - and hundreds of other people, too. It's so big that the tiny niche occupied by this blog really isn't covered as a separate thing - I'm surprised, in fact, to find that there isn't a session devoted to mysteries of any type. But I'll still be at the BEA Bloggers Conference to talk to other book bloggers, examine some of the behind-the-scenes stuff we all do to get our blogs into your hands (or at least in front of your eyes) and, if you'll pardon the term, be sociable.
If any of my visitors plan to be at BEA...let me know. The days are long and exhausting - but they're also a great deal of fun and pretty exciting, as we all get to see some of the great books coming our way in the months to come.