Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Salon: Book Conferences

It's time to get excited about book conferences. I'm thrilled to be attending the 2010 Book Blogger Convention in New York City on Friday, May 28, 2010. I'm looking forward to meeting other book bloggers, networking and getting even more fabulous tips. Book Blogger Con is now officially affiliated with Book Expo America, which I will also be attending for the first time. Book Expo America is a huge deal in the publishing industry, so it's fantastic they're officially recognizing book bloggers too.
Book Blogger Con was planned to be the day after BEA (May 25-27), but now it can be held in the same spot. Plus, all bloggers registered for Book Blogger Con are automatically registered for BEA. It's awesome. Do you want to go? BEA is free for press, and Book Blogger Con is $115, but if you register before February 14, you get $25 off. Register now to guarantee the $90 fee.

I found a delightful studio apartment through Airbnb, a Web site that allows homeowners and apartment renters to rent either a room in their house or apartment or the entire place to visitors. I'm thrilled to have a studio in Chelsea for the week. Thanks to the New York Times Frugal Traveler column for making me aware of the site.

In June, I'll be attending the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. I was chosen as a Student-to-Staff participant, which means I'll spend four hours a day working for ALA, and in turn, they provide me housing, per diem and pay for me to attend the conference. I'll finish my Master's in Library and Information Studies in December 2010, and I'm grateful for this opportunity to meet fellow librarians.

I'm thrilled to be attending these conferences! Is anyone else planning to attend any of these?

4 comments:

  1. It is very exciting, isn't it? I'm planning to go to BEA and Book Blogger Con, too.

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  2. Fun! I won't be able to attend myself due to lack of $$$ and other conference obligations for work, but I wish you all the best. I know everyone will have a blast.

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  3. I am also going to the BEA and Book Blogger Convention - I'll look forward to meeting you!!!

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