What happens if we win?
One of us gets a trip to the BookExpo American (BEA) in New York, June 5, 2012 - June 7, 2012. We will arm wrestle to see which one goes. Everyone reading here is welcome to watch the match. We're undecided on whether we'll enhance the process with jello or mud. Mary Ann and I assume Steve will not want to go since he travels on business occasionally already.
The blog winner gets round trip coach air transportation for one (1) person from the major airport nearest winner’s residence, three (3) night hotel accommodations (standard double occupancy) and a complimentary badge for BookExpo America 2012. Sweet, eh?
While at the BookExpo, we promise to take notes and pictures. A sample of featured exhibitors:
American Psychological Association, which, as they state, "is the premier source for information in psychology. Information is delivered through our expansive collection of books, journals, electronic products, newsletters and website." All writers need this kind of stuff!
Baker & Taylor, the company through which most of your books come. A better understanding of this process can only help. I mean, what exactly IS an aggregator?
Information Today, who will show us how to create Great Customer Connections. I'm sure you want that!
"WaveCloud will bring authors and readers together in new, collaborative ways by removing the existing barriers between writers and their audiences and enabling a stronger, more direct relationship between them." I'm sure what this means, but I'd like to find out about those barriers.
Some awesome authors will be there, too. It could only help to be breathing the same air as Lee Child, Barbara Kingsolver, Debbie Macomber, and Kirstie Alley. Wait, Kirstie Alley? She's listed as an author, but I can't find a book by her. I guess I have to go see what that's all about.
It all sounds fun, fun, fun! Take some time out from doing your taxes and VOTE!