Friday, May 27, 2011

BEA by the Numbers

My FIRST time attending Book Expo America, a publishing tradeshow:

1 day at BEA (it runs for 3-4 days)
7 hours spent at BEA
5 hours spent overwhelmed but excited
2 hours spent at lunch

My bounty:
14 ARCs (including Forever and Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvator, and Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos)
1 F&G (Grandpa Green by Lane Smith)
2 books (including The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall)
1 chapter sampler (Modelland by Tyra Banks)
6 of which are signed
2 posters
1 pen
Various postcards, broadsheets and bookmarks

6 times I was told a variation of “it’s obvious it’s your first time at BEA because no one in their right mind carries around that many books all day!”

1 panel attended (YA Buzz- exciting books pubbing soon!)

1 celebrities encountered (Tyra)
15+ authors encountered
3 awkward encounters (I know you! You do? Ah, yes. You are? Didn’t we? No. Oh.)

100s of books I now want to read!


  1. JEALOUS. Maybe next year we can roam it together and split the book load :) (I promise not to try and steal your Stiefvater ARCs!)

  2. Absolutely! Books are best when shared. :-)