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.