For The Book Expo America Newbie: A Collection of Helpful Links & BEA Tips

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Being it my first time attend to Book Expo America this year, I wanted to be prepared. I wanted to make the most out of it and do it right, especially since it’ll only happen for me once in awhile in this lifetime.

So how does one get ready for BEA? You need to know things. In fact, it’d be awesome if you know all the things. With that in mind, I scoured through the many tips and advice for Book Expo America that exists on the internet- at least seventy or so of them. And if you’re a newbie just like me, I’ve linked them all up for you. Here’s the ultimate resource where you can find many, many links to posts that will help you rock BEA! 

General Tips for BEA

For A Fabulous Book Expo America Experience

Things To Know

Lessons Learned

BEA Guides

Pinterest Boards

BEA Tips & Tricks @ The Irish Banana

BEA2U @ Bewitched Bookworms

Shae Lit’s BEA Tips

BEA Prepared @ Krista’s Dust Jacket

Phases of BEA: Before, During, After

Nicole’s Novel Reads

The Turning Pages


So You Want To Go BEA? Series @ Read. Sleep. Repeat.

Of course, you don’t have to check out every single post on here like a certain mad woman *points to self* but instead select what kind of info you’re looking for or are interested in reading. Also, if you have written a BEA Tips post, do tweet me a link @staybookish so I can add it on here! To my fellow BEA noobs, let’s make our first time amazing, yes? ;)

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Ashley on May 9, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Wow this is an EPIC list of posts!! :D

    That’s exactly what I did my first year—I researched EVERYTHING. I think it’s super helpful to do that. :) You’re going to have an awesome time, Hazel!

  2. Shannon on May 9, 2015 at 7:14 am

    You are amazing for making this! It will be my first year at BEA as well, so I’ve been doing the same sorts of Internet searches. Your list is WAY more extensive than mine was though, thanks for sharing!

  3. Natalie Patalie on May 9, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Awesome, I’ve always wanted to go! Have fun and take lots of pics! :)

  4. Pili @ In Love With Handmade on May 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing all these posts! I do have a bit of reading ahead of me now! *crackes knuckles* *grabs cuppa hot cocoa* *starts clicking*

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  6. Romi on May 11, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Aah, this is such a brilliant idea, Hazel, and I hope it really preps you for what will hopefully be a truly wonderful expo- so exciting, it being your first! I’m from Australia and haven’t yet made it to a BEA, though I really, really want to one of these years (I’ll have to plan a whole trip around it, I think), but I’ll be sure to come back to this post whenever I do end up going, because there are so many amazing resources here, and it’s so good to know what to expect, pack and understand what to plan for. So fantastic job, doing this! I hope you’ll post a BEA recap, so we can see how it all went?
    Nice to meet you, too! Xx

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  9. C.J. @ebookclassics on May 20, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Fantastic collection of links! Thank you for posting and good luck speaking at BEA. Maybe I’ll see you there. It will be my first time attending.

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  11. Francis Alvarez on June 13, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Thank you for all these tips. Hope I can experience BEA someday.

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