Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bites Out to BEA!

So this is it. Expect blog silence until Friday when I hobble in with many a pulled muscle and an extra hundred pounds.

I had a d'oh! moment Saturday night when I decided that I really should have business cards to hand out while I'm there. It'll save me a lot of time from having to write out my information over and over and over again. So I looked into ordering some and getting them rushed. I either couldn't get them before Wednesday (the day I leave) or I could spend $100 in shipping alone to get them by Monday. No thanks. I went out to Staples, bought cardstock and printer ink and made my own. I screen-captured some elements from my blog and just pasted them onto the template. Nice and easy. The smudges are personal information that I wasn't about to release to my world wide blog!

Considering I whipped it up in about 20 minutes, I'm fond of it. The printing isn't professional quality, obviously, but they'll do. I've only had 2 months to plan this. I have no one to blame but myself. Maybe next year I don't be so duh.

Tomorrow I'm hitting up the HarperCollins' Celebration of Book Bloggers event. I'm not sure what that entails but know I'll probably have a drink in hand, even if I have to stand in the doorway and drink it. After that hopefully the most epic ice cream sundae ever. I've been fantasizing about it for 2 weeks now (sad, I know).

And then Thursday is my BEA day! Hopefully my OCD planning will be to my benefit and I won't be running around all crazy like I was last year because it took me half the day to figure Javits out. At least this year everything's on one floor. Much easier to manage, let me tell you.

For signings, I plan on seeing -

Sarah Mlynowski (Gimme A Call)
Simone Elkeles (Rules of Attraction)
Adam Rex (Fat Vampire)
Larry Doyle (Go, Mutants!)
Cameron Stracher (The Water Wars)
Deanna Raybourn (The Dead Travel Fast)
Roger Ma (The Zombie Combat Manual)
Eric Luper (Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto)
Jonathan Maberry (The Dragon Factory)
Leah Cypress (Mistwood)
Stacy Schiff (Cleopatra)
Anthony Scioli (The Power of Hope)
Nancy Kilpatrick (Evolve: Vampire Stores of the New Undead)
Ivy Devlin (Low Red Moon)
Sophie Jordan (Firelight)
Alexandra Diaz (Of All the Stupid Things)
Laurie Halse Anderson (Forge)
Tony Hawk (How Did I Get Here?) (OMFG *squee*)
Tricia Rayburn (Siren)
Rachel Vail (Brilliant)
Beth Kephart (Dangerous Neighbors)
Jonathan Maberry (again) (Patient Zero)
James Lecesne (Virgin Territory)
Maria Snyder (Spy Glass)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Raised by Wolves)
William M. Phelps (The Devil's Rooming House)
Jeri Smith-Ready (Shade)
John Verdon (Think of a Number)
MJ Rose (The Memorist)
Ennis Garth (The Boys)
Earle Williams (100 Facts of Life)
Owen Egerton (The Book of Harold)
Erin Bow (Plain Kate)

Some more galley grabbing that I'd like to do -

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
The Magnificent Twelve: The Call by Michael Grant
Paranormalcy by Kiersen White
The Unidentified by Rae Mariz
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (and again!)
The Limit by Kristen Landon
Reckless by Cornelia Funke (really want this one)
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Witch and Wizard: The Gift by James Patterson
The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger
Sapphiqueby Catherine Fisher
Matched by Ally Condie
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Virals by Kathy Reich
The Secret of Ka by Christopher Pike
Adios, Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeff
Wildthorn by Jane England
Annexed by Sharon Dogar
Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn
Tyger, Tyger: A Goblin Wars Book by Kersten Hamilton
Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey
The Agency: The Body at the Tower by YS Lee
Another Pan by Daniel and Dina Nayeri
Girl Parts by John M. Cusick
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Steps Across the Water by Adam Gopnik
The Exhiled Queen: A Seven Realms Novel by Cinda Williams Chima
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
The Enemy by Charlie Higson
Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore
Misguided Angel (A Blue Bloods Novel) by Melissa de la Cruz
Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles
The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston
Thaw by Rick Jasper
The Absolute Value of -1 by Steven Brezenoff
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
For the Win by Cory Doctorow
Night Star by Alyson Noel
Shadowland by Alyson Noel
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
Hush by Eishes Chayil
Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl
Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan
The 13th Reality, Book 3: The Blade of Shattered Hope by James Dashner
Choke by Obert Skye
Faithful by Janet Fox
Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
Split by Swati Avasthi
There Are No Words by Mary Calhoun Brown

Whew! And the publishers I want to make sure to hit -

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab
Raven Tree Press
Macmillan (Henry Holt/St. Martin's/Tor/Forge/Fiewel & Friends)
Dark Horse
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Random House
Simon & Schuster
Little, Brown
Grand Central
Visible Ink
Orca Books
Peachtree Publishers
BenBella Books
Chronicle Books
Shadow Mountain

Hey, when you only have a day, you have to cram a lot in there. Hopefully I won't be so jam-packed next year as I'll be there the whole time. Trying to wedge all the publishers in between the signings is the difficult part. Or maybe it's choosing which signings to go to. Meh. They're both hard.

So wish me luck! The better I do, the better you guys do. I go to BEA with you guys in mind and what I can bring you back! So keep those fingers crossed!


Mrs. DeRaps said...

Cute business card. My fingers are crossed!

Marie said...

Cute business card! Ahhh I'm so jealous of everyone going to BEA!

I just finished Perfect Chemistry this morning and I'm IN LOVE with it!

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Cute cards! Love your list of authors, books, and publishers. I’d be all over a galley of Matched, Paranormalcy, and Rot and Ruin given the chance. LOL

Have fun at BEA!

ally said...

Awesome card :D! Although, I must say I'm so jealous I can barely type. You should share your Beautiful Darkness/Clockwork Angel ARC... :(

Suzanne said...

Wow! Cute cards and That is some list! This was my first year at BEA and I had to cram it all in on thursday too! I didn't get half of what you planned done, but being my first time it was great to absorb it all in and meet some great authors. Hmmm, I was at the Deanna Raybourn table....

P.S. Now that BEA is over...did you get all those galleys?! And, where did you find out about all the galleys available?

Hope you had a great time!

Rebecca Herman said...

I got a bunch of those books! they ran out of The Agency: The Body at the Tower by YS Lee REALLY early Wednesday though, I didn't even get one. :( They said they'd see if they had any left to mail at the office. Other than that, got most of what I hoped for.

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