The End, My Friend

2:00 AM Michelle 17 Comments

It has been quite a week. Filled with over 500 participants, panels, Twitter parties, networking, giveaways, learning more about BEA, the publishing industry and blogging, I don't know about you but I'm exhausted - and we didn't go anywhere!  Guess what? We are not quite done.

As you relax by the pool or have fun with your families this weekend, we ask that you take some time to write out a short recap of the week. What did it mean to you to participate in Armchair BEA 2011? What were your highlights? Would you do it again? Show your love for this week one last time and let us know what, if anything, you learned and enjoyed most!

Still looking for more you say? We do want to let you know we've partnered with Book Expo America's Official Podcast: Author Studio to bring you the live chats they had with authors during BEA this year. Starting next week you can begin to look for your favorite authors talking about their upcoming & past books as well as a variety of other bookish fun. Definitely something to enjoy over the next few weeks while the dust settles from this week's festivities. Find the link in our side bar to the right for complete access beginning next week!

On behalf of all of the organizers, I want to say how incredibly touched/shocked/amazed/speechless I am over the enthusiasm and sheer number of participants we had this year. It has meant the world to us all to see our little tongue-in-cheek joke turn into something so beneficial to the book blogging community. To our sponsors, publishers, authors and other bloggers who donated time and/or gifts for our giveaway pile, thank you. To be recognized as a legitimate event during what is one of the busiest and biggest weeks for everyone in the book community is more than any of us ever dreamed. Thank you to everyone who made Armchair BEA 2011 such a rousing success!

Have a great weekend everyone! We'll see you next year!

Look for at least two more updates about giveaways as well as an end-of-event survey we'd love to have everyone complete to make next year's event even that much better.

17 comments:

  1. ArmchairBEA has been awesome! Am looking forward to participating again next year!

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  2. Definitely going to be in next year too! This was very cool! :) It was great to meet you many wonderful bloggers!!

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  3. Thank you to all who put in many hours to make this a great week for us armchairers! ;o)

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  4. I really, really enjoyed this week. :) Thanks for much for organizing Armchair BEA! Till the next! :)

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  5. Thanks for everything! Great week!

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  6. Thanks to all of you for your hard work - this was really fun, and it helped me feel less disappointed about not making it to NYC this year.

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  7. Had so much fun this week. Hope my very late entry in the blogging about blogging category helps you to see inside the mysterious black hole of a publisher's head! Thank you all!

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  8. Congrats on a great organizing job! I've had so much fun discovering a ton of new blogs to follow.

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  9. Thank you so much for the super fabulous week!

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  10. Congrats and thank you so much for an intense but great week - I discovered many fantastic blogs because of you!

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  11. This was a fantastic event. Thank you so much for putting it together. As exhausted as I was at the end, I cannot even imagine what you must feel like.

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  12. I had a great time, thanks so much to everyone who hosted this event. :)

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  13. Great event again this year! Thanks to everyone who was involved in organizing and sponsoring this wonderful event.

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  14. Can't wait until next year's BEA!

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  15. Kudos to the organizers for a fantastic event -- it's been amazing!

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  16. Kudos and thank you for organizing and running such a lovley event! You should all be very proud of yourselves. You have really brought the book blog community together this week :) Thank you!

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  17. Last week was amazing, you guys. You all knocked it out of the park. Thank you!!

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