Book Expo America is right around the corner and Veronica Roth, the author of the Divergent Trilogy, will be a Key Note Speaker at the event! Today, she updated her blog to tell us more about her appearance at the event (which will take place Thursday 30th & Friday 31st in the Javitz Center, NY) and all the information you need to know:
BEA IS NEXT WEEK! Here are my answers to possible questions about it, or you can skip to the bottom of this post for my schedule while I’m there:
Book Expo America is a conference, primarily for professional industry types (publishing people! Booksellers! Etc.), but also for all variety of people from readers to authors to book bloggers to other press people, and so on. It is in New York City, at the Javitz Center. This year it takes place from May 29th to June 1st. You need a badge to get in, and you have to pay for a badge, and if you want to attend, you can find out more here:http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/Register-Now/
Yes, I will be attending this year! And I am excited.
No, I will not be signing Allegiant there, because it comes out on October 22nd, and there will be no Allegiant ARCs (Advance Reader Copies– early, uncorrected copies of books printed for promotional purposes).
When I say there will be no Allegiant ARCs, I mean there really won’t be any Allegiant ARCs, not even under the tables for super special people, not even in my apartment, not even later this year, nowhere. NEVAH.
However, I will be signing really cool Allegiant posters for you to add to your swag collection. When my name is present on the signing schedule, that’s what it means– poster signing!
Yes, I will be giving a keynote at the BEA Children’s Breakfast on May 31st at 8:00AM with Octavia Spencer, Mary Pope Osborne, and Rick Riordan. Tickets to this event may actually be sold out– not sure– but you can find out more information here: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/Show-Info/Authors-and-Books/#page=page-1
Yes, I am nervous, thank you for asking.
No, just so you know, my keynote speech will not provide any more details about Allegiant that haven’t already been released elsewhere. It is actually not so much about my books and more about writing, reading, and my experience with both.
TL;DR here’s my BEA schedule
Thursday, May 30th
8:30AM— there will be an Allegiant-themed stunt at the Crystal Palace entrance. If you’re there, you could get a little cool somethingorother. I can’t say anything more.
9:00AM— this is when you can get a ticket to the poster signing, at booth #2039. (They are only handing out 200 tickets, FYI.)
1:00-2:00PM– I’m signing ze posters at #2039
Friday, May 31st
8:00-9:30AM— I’ll be speaking at the Children’s Breakfast in the Special Events Hall. This event is ticketed. It will be fun, though.
That’s it! I won’t be doing any other events in NYC because it’s going to be sort of a tight schedule for me, but hopefully I will be back in the area soon.
See you there, BEAers!
Will you be attending BEA? Make sure to let us know and have a great time! Wish I could get my hand on one of those Allegiant posters! Send us your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @iamdivergentcom.
Looking forward to hearing from all who attend the event!