Book Expo America is underway. It is one of the largest (if not the largest) trade shows for the publishing business. For those of us stuck at home, we can follow along the attendees activities on twitter by searching the hashtag #bea09.
Conventions are a mainstay of the science fiction/fantasy genre but only in the past few years have various romance related conventions started up. Lora Leigh has a very popular reader appreciation weekend called RAW and Lori Foster hosts a similar reader/writer convention. There is the RT convention I just attended and the RWA convention in DC coming up in July. Have you attended a convention and if so did you enjoy it?Would you go again? What are you looking for in terms of a convention?
For me, I’m more interested in the cutting edge of publishing so I plan to attend Tools of Change next year and possibly BEA.