Now that BEA is officially here, the excitement is starting to grow! I'm so excited to talk with everyone about books and to meet new and old friends! I'll be sharing my tips each week until the big event!
If this is your first time going, I have a few tips for you:
Start planning. Usually, some of my plans go out the window long before I leave BEA because I just can't get to everything. But it's great to have a plan and for the most part it works.
Try to plan:
Publishers you want to to with (names of contacts)
Books you want to talk to publishers about
ARCs you're interested in picking up
Authors you want to meet at their signings
Bloogers/Librarians you want to meet
Now's a great time to book checking on, creating, or printing more business cards. Lots of librarians/bloggers exchange cards during meetings in line. Make sure it as all your important information, plus if your a blogger, your blog logo. People might not recognize your name, but they could be readers of your blog.
See you next week for more tips!