I spent the weekend at the little Con that could – Book Con 2016. It’s the public part of Book Expo America, or BEA. Professional authors, publishers, book sellers, book buyers, etc. come together to share must-read books that are coming soon and figure out what reading trends to anticipate next. There are panels with authors from all genres and a showroom full of major, indie, and niche publishers, with their books for sale and for free (FREE BOOKS!!!), plus lots of merchandise for book lovers. Also, free totes: tote bags, tote pouches, wine totes, totes totes… So many totes.
For me, the best thing was how easy Book Con was. The lines were practically non-existent. I didn’t feel rushed. I saw every panel and booth I wanted to see. Each panel was entertaining, informative, inspiring, and fed my soul as both a writer and a reader. If you love reading and/or writing books and graphic novels, you totes need to check out Book Con.
Now, here’s some “coming soon” news I heard at Book Con that’s got me all a-flutter:
Stay tuned for another post with some advice for writers from, and some trivia about, these authors!
Sarah Parker-Lee is managing co-editor of Kite Tales, reviews books for Dwarf+Giant, & writes for non-profits fighting injustice all over the interwebs. She also writes YA alt. history & sci-fi. Her humor blog, Dogs and Zombies: A Dog’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, shambles towards your tasty brains Summer-ish 2016. Twitterings: @SarahSoNovel