Thursday, July 6, 2006

It's Like My Own Mini BEA

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.


shayera said...

I know nothing about it! When and where and I'll see if I can go.

By the way, I love the new look.

Nicole said...

You suck.

Kate R said...

I'd last five minutes before curling into a ball and whimpering. I can't even do the signing at RWA. Too much good stuff! Too many choices! ack!

Heck, it takes me a while to adjust to a new library. Thank goodness our local one has a 75 book per patron limit. (How do I know? we've hit it--but that was back in our picture book days.)

Wendy said...

LAPL's Collection Development department is hosting. It's going to be at the Bell Community Center on July 27. Ah, I see your e-mail address on your profile! I'll e-mail you the information.

Nicole - who told?

Kate - I say grab everything and run for the door. I'm such a freebie whore. Our library's limit is 50 items, and yeah - people always hit it with picture books.

sybil said...

Have I told you lately how much I love you?


have fun!

shayera said...

Thank you agaon for the info. It's actually not LAPL. It's the County. Which is confusing to all, but the City and the County have seperate systems. Weird, I know. I work for the City, but I'm trying to convince my supervisor I should get to go. Or I'll take a vacation day. But it looks so cool.

Jay said...

fwiw, most of the catalogs are online too. Thats how I find out about a lot of the upcoming books.