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Friday, June 3, 2011

BEA 2011 Wrap Up! Part Two - The Books & Swag

Well let's all admit it right now. Yes, BEA is about networking and meeting bloggers/authors, finding out the next trend in the publishing industry but the truth is we go for the free books.

I didn't do an exact count but I got about 46 books on Tuesday and another 40-ish on Wednesday. I thought Thursday would be a light day since BEA closed early and I didn't have many signings scheduled but I ended up with another 30 or so that's over 100.

I'll be hosting quite a few giveaways for books and swag over the next few weeks. Several of the books will be going into the Ultimate Reviewers Challenge Prize Pack in August. (an event for bloggers co-hosted with Lena from Addicted 2 Novels and Tiger from All Consuming Books)


Here are the boxes - 9 in all - ready at my house when I got back.

The books - there are a few stray and duplicates that didn't make it into the pile & a few I had already shipped off to blogger friends:

There are just waaaay too many for me to list them all but here are a few that I caught my attention.

Graveminder by Melissa Marr
Enthralled - Anthology edited by Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong (has and awesome story by Jeri Smith-Ready in it from her Shift series, <3 <3 <3)
The Future of Us byt Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Bloodlines by Rachelle Mead
Forever & The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Trail by Fire by Jennier Lynn Barnes (super happy about this one!)
Crusade by Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguie
How to rock Braces and Glasses by Meg Haston
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

I could go on and on but my fingers are starting to hurt.......

The swag:

I really liked the Melissa Marr toe tags and poster for Graveminder. Very cool
Tons of bookmarks, a few tattoos & t-shirts, pins, lots of bags that I didn't bother putting in the picture.

And here's some Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare swag from the big cover reveal event. A t-shirt, Chapter Sampler and bookmark. I'll be doing a giveaway for this soon so check back.

Well I hope you enjoyed the look at my BEA haul. I know some people don't enjoy these posts because they think it's bragging while others love them and asked me to do them so I leave it up to you to..... 

BEA post Part one: the authors, signings, bloggers I met can be read HERE

Next up! FOOD. Good lawd! Did I eat a lot while I was in NYC!! It might not all fit in one post.


  1. what a bunch of great books and swag. I love seeing all the books.

  2. Dude that's a lot of boxes o.o. I wonder what the delivery guys must have been thinking when they dropped them all at your house.

    My latest post: Press Release - Pariah by Aron Warner

  3. Good lord, that's a lot of free books. And to think that I wonder what my mailman thinks when I get a package every day or two.

  4. I cannot believe that disgustingly immense pile of books!

  5. O_______________O

    I always thought the same as SusieBookworm. Lol. I'm glad you were able to get so much from BEA. It would be really amazing to go, I'm sure.

  6. DUDE. O-o I'm so jealous. It is seeping out of my belly button. THAT IS THE AMOUNT OF JEALOUSY YOU CREATE.

  7. OMG! I am sooo jealous! that is such an amazing pile of books! I would be soo excited if I were you. I hope you enjoy all of the books you got

  8. Wow!! That is absolutely CRAZY!!!! I don't have a clue if I'll get THAT much at ALA, but I am planning on shipping it to myself, that's for sure. How much did all that cost, if I may ask?

  9. @Jessie - I used flat rate priority so that's about $14.95 I think for the large box but media mail is much cheaper.
    The priority supplies are free, you would have to buy the boxes/tape for the other types of shipping.
    I always bring a roll of shipping tape though.
    The cost of shipping at Javitts center is CRAZY so we go to the PO instead.

  10. Wow, that's eye-candy right there!! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. OOH!! Books, books, books, books!! That's a drool-worthy pile and I'm looking forward to finding out what you think about them!! (",)

    Also, is that Lauren Kate's Passion I see lurking there?? Better you than me ... *grin*

  12. Oh how wonderful for your - enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

  13. There are no words to describe how jealous I am of all those books!!! <33

  14. What a great haul! That would make grin for awhile.

  15. So Jealous! What a load of books! :)

  16. HOLY CROW!

    Can't wait to see the food. :P

  17. The wisest move, in my humble opinion, was getting all those bookmarks. They're always needed and for some obscure reason they cost a fortune in the stores.
    Would you say BEA is a female thing? Or would there be enough there for the average male reader?

  18. @Marc - It is mostly a female thing but I saw more guys this year and IMO you might have a better time there than I since you are not in the chaotic mad dash for YA or paranormal.
    There are booths with publishers and signings all day for The Horror Writers, Mystery Writers Associations I saw more comic book publishers there this year too. These areas are less popular and therefore easier to access and actually spend time with the publishers/authors. Much more laid back.

  19. I sooooo hate you right now!
    And I mean that in the best possible way, of course :P

  20. I looked at that pile of books and started to pout. Times like this make me wish I lived in America.

  21. WOOOOOO! Look at all those awesome books. You're one lucky gal! :)

    And I'm totally digging the CP swag!

  22. Holy crap! I have to admit, I'm extremely jealous of all those awesome books! Glad you had a good time though!

  23. Ooooh myyyy gosh!!! I'm assumming here, and I could be wrong...but those are free with admission to the convention? wow!!