There are so many great BEA posts out there this year, I didn't feel like I had anything better to add for this year but here's a round-up of all my previous BEA posts from 2010-2014 (YIKES! I've been going for a while now!)
Keep in mind that each year BEA is a little different, so this is more to help newbies get a feel for what it looks like, maybe pick up a few tips and see what there is to do/eat around the city while you’re there.
Wrap-Up post - Books
Wrap-Up post - Food
Wrap-Up post – books
BEA -the food p*rn
Wrap-Up - Part One
Wrap-Up - Part Deux
Wrap-Up - NYC & Food
Pre-BEA Tips & Advice
Wrap-Up Part 1
Wrap-Up Part 2 - Books & Swag
Wrap-Up Part 3 - The Food
Wrap-Up Part 4 - This & That (bookstores, cupcakes)
Wrap-Up Part One – books & swag
Wrap-Up Part Two – pics from inside, author breakfast
Wrap-Up Part 3 – authors & signings
Wrap-Up Part 4 (the city)
Things change but a few basic bits of advice remain the same every year…
~ Wear comfortable shoes!!!!
~ I know it’s hard & believe me – I learned this lesson myself (the hard way) – YOU DO NOT NEED ALL THE BOOKS. You will be overwhelmed when you get home and slip into a reading of slump of epic proportions. Have fun – grab those books – but think about what you are taking first. Don’t grab just to grab!
~ DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE. – That kind of goes with the tip above. Don’t be so greedy that you’re pushing people over (I’ve seen someone get knocked face down into a pile of books just to grab a book). Be patient. If you miss a book drop – connect with the lovely people at the publishers booth about possibly sending it your way later. You will not DIE without that book!
Relax! Relax! Relax! Have fun & make lifelong friends!
For more details check out the Tips & Advice post from 2011