Monday, April 25, 2011

The FIRST Armchair BEA Giveaway: FREE BBC Registration!

The Armchair BEA Committee is so excited to announce our very first giveaway!!  The Book Blogger Convention (BBC) has signed on as one of our sponsors, contributing one FREE registration to the Friday event.  There is only one stipulation, due to registration technicalities, you cannot already be a registered participant.  This giveaway is for someone that has not already registered!

Now for the giveaway details . . . Enter for a chance at one free registration by completing the form below.  The contest will run for two weeks, ending at 11:59 p.m. CST on  Sunday, May 8, 2011.  The winner will be chosen using and announced here on the site on Monday, May 9th. Only one entry per person please.

Any questions, please post in the comment section.

After filling out the form, be sure to head on over to their website and in particular, check out the agenda for the convention!  It has a great line-up of panel members, including one of very own founders of Armchair Bea!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Blogger Interview Sign-ups!

Even though we can't meet each other face-to-face does not mean we can't get to know one another a bit better. Armchair BEA interviews help bloggers network, just like they do in NYC each year. If you would like to participate in this year's event, please sign up in the form below or visit this link if you cannot see the embedded form. Sign-ups are now closed! Please stay tuned to the Interviews Page for further details.

For more information or further clarification, please contact Michelle at jmchshannon (at) gmail (dot) com. The sign-up is now closed. Thanks!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Participant Registration Now Open!!!

It's that time of year again! The second annual Armchair BEA is quickly approaching and in an effort to get things going well in advance we'd like to open up participant registration today!

So, what exactly does being a participant entail? First and foremost, you'll be able to celebrate and participate in an event that happens each year in New York City, Book Expo America, from the comfort of your very own home, hopefully a snugly armchair! Secondly, and we hope equally as important, you'll be able to meet new book bloggers and join together in a celebration of the wonderful community that comes out of book blogging. Lastly, it means participating, however you're able to. This can be by posting, tweeting, discussing, or even by simply reading and commenting on participating blogs. Your level of participation is entirely up to you, but we hope you'll find something to get you involved in this fabulous event!

Each of us has an entirely valid reason for not being able to make to BEA in NYC, including many of the organizers. Because of that the organizers and publicity team are working hard behind the scenes to give you an event that you won't soon forget! Here are just a few comments from participants last year...

"This was such a great experience! I was a little late coming into it, so I hate that I missed many of the great things that you hosted, but I can't wait for next year!"

"I can't thank you enough. This has been the best experience that I have ever had blogging. I have had a great time telling family and friends about the experience and they are amazed that something virtual could have gone so well and made such an impact on so many. "

"It was just the burst that I needed. I have been in a slump lately, not with book blogging, but with life. Because of ArmChairBEA, I am energized and my creative juices are flowing once again. It has been the ultimate happy pill."

"Absolutely - Positively WONDERFUL!!!"

Official Schedule Coming Soon!
In the meantime, mark these dates on your calendar!
The week of Monday, May 23rd thru Friday, May 27th

We plan on centering the week around some of these great topics and daily activities:
Daily Theme Posts
Panel Discussions
Interviews with Another Book Blogger
Vlogs Direct from the actual BEA Event in NYC
Giveaways: Here at the Armchair BEA site & Around the Book Blogging Community
Two Twitter Parties (#armchairBEA & @ArmchairBEA)
And More!

Again, we hope you'll find something to get you involved at whatever level you decide! We're extremely excited for our second annual Armchair BEA and we can't wait to get started! Feel free to direct any questions you have to either the comments below or our email (armchairbea {at} gmail {dot} com).

To participate, go ahead and fill out the form below and follow us on Twitter for up to the date information on what's to come!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Want To Be A Sponsor for Armchair BEA 2011?!?

With Book Expo America (BEA) in a little over a month, it is time to start getting the ball rolling for Armchair BEA!  For those of us that are not able to make the event in the Big Apple, we are talking about fun and information sharing, and of course, the books and swag themselves!  As part of this event, you will have two options . . . (1) a giveaway (**Sponsorship**) hosted right here on the Armchair BEA site or (2) a giveaway hosted on your own personal blog or site.  For the latter (personal giveaways), we will have a post available during the week of the event with you to link to your own site.  This post is for those who wish to do the 1st option and be a Sponsor for Armchair BEA.

What does being a Sponsor for Armchair BEA provide you with?
  • Listing on the Armchair BEA Giveaways Page as a Sponsor, including links back to your website or specified page.
  • Advertising of whichever title(s) you wish to provide with your Sponsorship.
  • Mention on social media sites such as Twitter (@ArmchairBEA) and our Facebook Page (coming soon!).
  • Viewing by hundreds of book bloggers as well as their followers.  (Last year we had close to 150 participants with only 2 weeks of planning. This year we anticipate hundreds more!)
  • Possibility of promotion by the bloggers who receive winnings.  (Though it is at each individual blogger's discretion what they choose to share on their personal sites/blogs, we will encourage them to make mention of their winnings in some form either via an In My Mailbox post, review, or a way they are comfortable with. Again, not required.)

We believe that our Sponsors truly make Armchair BEA one of the best ways to participate in BEA from the comfort of their very own homes and appreciate each tremendously!  If you wish to be a Sponsor for Armchair BEA 2011, please take a few moments to fill out the form below.  

PLEASE NOTE:  If you wish to have your item(s) hosted here, credit and link love will be given to you and we will handle the contest itself; however, you will still be responsible for shipping your item(s) to the winner(s).  Shipping information will be provided to you by one of the Armchair BEA chairs once they have been selected.

For more information, please contact Tif, the Giveaway/Sponsor Chair, at armchairbea (at) gmail (dot) com.

If you unable to view the form below, you can also access it here.

UPDATE: The form for accepting sponsors is now closed. If you wish to be a last minute sponsor, please contact Tif at the email address noted above.