Before I went to BEA I had pre-conceived thoughts and ideas of what it was going to be like because of other blogger’s stories. It’s nice to know beforehand but I can honestly tell you that you shouldn’t imagine what it’s going to be like.
I went with my friend Katy and her mom (she was chaperone). We automatically headed to the Ally Condie signing for Crossed. I imagined things to be really crazy, but they weren’t. Things did get a little hectic for signings or certain galleys, but nothing too insane. Katy and I had made a list of certain booths and signings we wanted to visit and just kinda made our way around throughout the day. So many things went on at once.
(Picture I took with Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series)
I’ve heard that some publishers didn’t want to deal with bloggers so I braced myself for that. Fortunately for me the publishers I met were welcoming. Everyone was really nice and helpful. Some even went further to help me and also made sure that I got certain galleys.
I also made it to six author signings. I met Ally Condie (Crossed), Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone), Lisa Desrochers (Personal Demons), James Dashner (The Death Cure), Eoin Colfer (Plugged) and Marie Lu (Legend). I talked to other people in lines and handed out and received business cards here and there. I met some other awesome bloggers and hung out with my friend Michael. Overall, it was a very awesome day!
This is my awesome book haul from BEA:
Also, be on the lookout for a giveaway 😉 Leave your thoughts below!