My Schedule for BookExpo America 2014

My Schedule for BookExpo America 2014

Hi everyone! BookExpo America is ALMOST here! Squee!!

Today I thought I’d share my schedule with everyone! This was compiled from the official BookExpo America entries and a master spreadsheet I got from an awesome Goodreads user. I’ve entered all the books/authors I’m interested in seeing (or getting books from) along with the times, locations, and the priority. Maybe this will be helpful to other people who are looking to get organized, or you can just use it to come find me at BEA!

One of the tricks to a good schedule is overlap, but knowing you can’t make all of them. For example, on Thursday I have four entries between 3:00 and 4:00. There’s no way I’m making all of those signings! But this allows me to pick and choose based on the situation. For example, if Trial by Fire is my first choice, but I get there late and the line is waaaay too long, I can hop over to one of my other options.

I also have several duplicate entries to allow for second chances. For example, I have “The Fire Artist” listed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Obviously I wono’t attend all of those, but if I miss the one on Thursday then I still have the other times noted down so I can try again another day.


Time Location Author Book Priority
09:30 – 10:30 Penguin Romina Russell Zodiac Medium
09:30 – 10:30 Table 5 Caragh M. O’Brien The Vault of Dreamers Normal
10:00 – 10:50 1E12/1E13 Various (YA Buzz) Various Medium
10:00 – 11:00 Harlequin Ann Aguire I Want it That Way Medium
10:30 Macmillan Rainbow Rowell Landline Medium
11:00 Bloomsbury Daisy Whitney The Fire Artist Medium
11:30 – 12:30 Harlequin Julie Kagawa Talon High
11:30 – 12:30 Spencer Hill Press Jennifer Armentrout White Hot Kiss Low
11:30 – 12:30 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Lois Lowry The Giver Low
13:00 – 13:30 Table 14 Melissa Marr Made For You Normal
14:00 – 15:00 Penguin Karen Bao Dove Arising Medium
15:00 HarperCollins Erika Johansen The Queen of the Tearling Medium
15:00 – 16:00 Table 7 Josephine Angelini Trial by Fire Medium
15:00 – 16:00 Table 10 Melissa de la Cruz The Ring and the Crown Normal
15:00 – 16:00 Table 9 Rebecca Serle Famous in Love Medium
15:30 Bloomsbury unknown Secret YA Giveaway Medium
16:00 – 16:30 HarperCollins Veronica Roth Divergent cocktail party Low


Time Location Author Book Priority
09:30 – 10:30 Simon & Schuster Becca Fitzpatrick Black Ice Low
10:00 – 11:00 Penguin Marie Lu The Young Elites (sample only) Low
10:30 Macmillan Rainbow Rowell Landline Medium
11:00 – 11:30 Table 12 Amy Ewing The Jewel High
11:00 – 11:30 Table 5 Sarah J. Maas Heir of Fire High
11:30 – 12:30 Table 18 Ryan Graudin The Walled City Normal
11:30 – 12:30 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Lois Lowry The Giver Low
12:00 – 12:30 Table 13 Morgan Matson Since You’ve Been Gone Medium
13:00 – 14:00 Table 1 Meg Wolitzer Belzhar Normal
13:30 Bloomsbury unknown Secret YA Giveaway Medium
13:30 – 14:00 Table 12 Amy Zhang Falling into Place Normal
14:00 – 14:30 Table 23 Cora Carmack All Lined Up Normal
15:00 – 16:00 Table 9 Rachel Harris The Fine Art of Pretending High
15:45 – 16:45 Simon & Schuster Scott Westerfeld Afterworlds Normal
16:00 Bloomsbury Daisy Whitney The Fire Artist Normal


Time Location Author Book Priority
10:30 – 11:30 Table 14 Daisy Whitney The Fire Artist Normal
11:00 – 11:30 Table 6 Corey Ann Haydu Life by Committee Normal
11:30 – 12:00 Table 15 Skylar Dorset The Girl Who Never Was Normal
12:15 – 12:45 Harlequin Julie Kagawa Talon High
13:00 – 13:30 Table 8 Jennifer Armentrout (J. Lynn) Be With Me Medium

See you after BEA!

I won’t have any posts on the blog while I’m at BEA over the next few days. I’ll be back in action the first week of June!

What are some of the books you MUST get at BEA? Have you made a schedule?

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  1. Why aren’t you using the BEA app? Making the spreadsheet seems like unnecessary work.

    1. I always heard the BEA app was annoying to use and a HUGE drain on your phone battery. I think spreadsheets are easier to see and manage. They work for me. πŸ˜›

      1. You are right, I just tried adding my data to the app and it’s a nightmare and now I;m making a spreadsheet last minute.
        I’m looking forward to here you speak on Wednesday πŸ™‚
        (Though it’s a bit funny to see you the first time in New York as I live in Cambridge too.)

        1. Yeah and if your battery dies, you don’t have to worry about losing your whole schedule!

          And haha, that is funny! πŸ˜€

  2. Thank you!! I’m only going Saturday, but as a newbie, I’m completely lost.

    1. Hopefully you got a few ideas from my schedule. πŸ™‚ I know I don’t have a whole lot listed for Saturday though!

  3. Oof if you wanna talk about schedule overlap you should take a look at mine. I have like 200 things every hour bahah. How I do mine is mark down EVERY SINGLE Ya author/signing/drop etc that I’m interested in even mildly and once I’m there I can then decide which one to do. Bc last year some signings had limited books or just not worth the humongous line-up so I went to another instead even if it wasn’t my first pick. That’s the best way to do it. Rigid schedules will just stress you out! Anyways, we have most of the same ones – are your pink ones the ones you want the most? Bc I’ll be stalking Talon too! And I SO want Landline but both the signing and the drop are at the same time as the YA Buzz Panel which saves a lot of time in line later if you go bc of the ARCs they give out there. WAAAAAAH!!

    1. Exactly! That’s totally the way to do it. It’s better to have too many options to work with than too few.

      And yeah, the pink ones are my highest priority ones. I NEED Talon!!!! I also really want Landline as well, but I’m making it slightly lower priority because it is coming out in like a month anyway (or 5 weeks). But I’m DYING to read that book!

  4. I’m enjoying all these BEA posts even though I can’t go. I’m hoping that I will remember what I’m learning so that when I do go, I’ll know how to do it. I’m such a scheduler, I think this would be be one of the most exciting parts – figuring out what I’m going to do each day. Have a great time!!

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  5. Ooohhh, I’ll be seeing you at a few of these signings. I am getting there late Thursday and Friday (after 11:30) due to work. Now I’m mad I’m going to miss Rainbow Rowell/Landlines. I really want that book. I’ll be there for Belzhar though. I am dying for that book!! And Amy Zhang’s book, too. I might add Bloomsbury to my list now. Didn’t know about that one. I am very intrigued. I want The Queen of the Tearling, too. Oh my. So much want. This is going to be so much fun!!

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  6. Ashley,

    I sure hope you have a marvelous time. I cannot wait to get everyone’s updates. I am going to make plans to attend either next year or in 2016 when it will be in Chicago (my favorite Midwestern city).

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  7. I just realized that I have been around for months and never commented. Wow. Okay, then. I’ll comment.
    I hope you have a great time at BEA! I have a bloggy friend who might be picking up a couple ARCS for me (namely the sample of THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu) that I am super excited for. I’m hoping to go next year…we’ll see. In the meanwhile, I am reading all the BEA Recap and advice posts I can find. It’s not self-torture; it’s research. Maybe.

    1. Thanks for commenting, Samantha! πŸ˜€ That’s very nice of your friend. πŸ™‚

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