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February 01, 2010


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Jen - Devourer of Books

You offered some great advice! I'm going to have to remember to come back and read all of these posts again in May so I don't forget what I'm supposed to do at BEA! I'm very excited about attending for the first time (I was 8 months pregnant last year, that wasn't going to happen), and about meeting you and so many other people I email and tweet with all the time.


Great tips! A literary pilgrimage is a fantastic idea!
Last year was such fun, can't wait for May.

Kathy R (Bermudaonion)

I signed up for the Broadway Box newsletter! I did take the time to attend a play and go to the Met last year and it just enhanced my trip!


Oh I'm glad to know there's a mailing facility. That saved my life at ALA last year and I was a bit worried this time around...

Joe Wallace

Love these suggestions. It will be my first BEA, and advice like this is invaluable. Thanks!


Great tips! I'm really looking forward to my first BEA and any excuse to spend a few days in NYC!


Awesome advice! I can't wait till May to see everyone again (plus this year I'll have hair - YIPPEE)!

Sheila DeChantal

I am taking notes rapidly - this is so helpful! I am glad to hear that we can mail packages home. I was trying to think how that would be done for those of us who are flying in. This is so exciting. Thanks for the tips!


Yes, I'd love to go to a show this time. Did not get a chance last year.

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books

I'm coming in Monday to get my bearings and do some bookstore exploring. Making the most of being free of the kids for several days! :)

Traci - Author Exposure

Great post today! Thanks so much for sharing. The business cards and totes. I still don't know if I can make BEA but I will be there for the book blogger convention!

Book Club Girl

Stephanie, I can't wait to see your hair - and you!


What a great list! I am so excited that publishers like HarperCollins are getting behind Book Bloggers. Thank you so much for the support and enthusiasm!

I LOVE your list because I could have totally used this last year.

Barbara On the Bookcase

Great Tips! looking forward to seeing ya'll


I was contemplating skipping both but this post has answered all of my questions and then some! Being a newbie to book blogging I find it can be a bit overwhelming when your book pile is increasing faster than you can blog about them. But at least there isn't a book shortage:)

Alison (Alison's Book Marks)

My first BEA! I'm so excited, but it's a little like your first day of Junior High, and I'm a little nervous!

Thanks for the great tips!

Jennifer@5 Minutes for Books

I can't wait! I didn't go last year, and I live in CT. I am not sure why.

Just saw the Weight of Heaven chat info, and I need to mark my calendar. I loved that book.

J.T. Oldfield

Can't wait to meet you IRL! Maybe I should take the canvas Book Club Girl bag I won from you a while back. It comes in handy when I go to Trader Joe's all the time.

Linda Ellen

Thank you for all the great tips! I like the idea of a pilgrimage.

Kristin Callender

I attended last year & did just what you mentioned. I was so excited with the books I took every one I could get my hands on. After lugging and dragging these around NYC my back and feet were beyond aching. I will be more selective this year :)

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