I've never been to the BEA (Book Expo America) conference. That said, I likely will not go until 2008, given that they'll be Los Angeles that year. In the meantime I just signed up for a upcoming Publisher's Showcase at the end of the month. One of the very large public library systems here in So. Cal. is hosting. Hey Shayera? Are you going to be there?
It's a half-day affair with reps from Hachette Book Group (that would be Warner and Little, Brown), HarperCollins, Tor and Harlequin. ARCs are promised. As are publisher catalogs, which frankly are almost as fun as Advanced Reader Copies - and in many instances a hell of lot more dangerous. Upcoming fall and winter titles will be highlighted - so hopefully I'll have killer book gossip to spread around.
D-Day arrives on July 27.