Announcing the Armchair BEA 2012 Agenda!

12:13 PM The1stdaughter 21 Comments

We're excited to be able to announce the 2012 agenda for the 3rd Annual Armchair BEA!

All of the organizers have been working behind the scenes to bring you another fantastic event and we hope you're all thrilled to join in again this year! Our participant registration will be posted next Monday, May 7th, so please keep an eye out for that. We will also be opening up our call for sponsors later this week! Enough of that info for now, take a look at what we've got in store for you during Armchair BEA this year, June 4-8th:

Monday, June 4: Introductions First!
During the last two years our interview swaps have been one of most enjoyable aspects of Armchair BEA, with one exception...simply too little time to get to know everyone! This year we're changing it up and asking you to answer five questions we'll be providing and then run to visit as many participant blogs as you possibly can. Sound like fun? We thought so! We'll have a link-up post for you on the day of the event. 

  • Look for the list of questions in the next two weeks.
  • Guest post from Lindsey Rudnickas at NetGalley, including a wonderful promotion that even those of us not able to attend BEA can get excited about!

Tuesday, June 5: Giveaways Everywhere!
Tuesday is Armchair BEA’s big Giveaway Day! We’ll be doing giveaways all week here, but if you’re hosting a giveaway for Armchair BEA-goers on your own site, this is the day to post about it there and link it up here! And if you’re not hosting a giveaway, today’s suggested posting topic is “Best of 2012”: share some of your favorite books so far this year, and/or the the books being promoted at BEA that you hope will end up among your favorites for the year! ALSO:
  • Twitter Party number one!
  • Guest post from Joe Foster from Edelweiss (one of our wonderful partners!). He'll be talking all about digital review copies and the many exciting changes at Edelweiss that effect us as book bloggers.

Wednesday, June 6: Networking...In Real Life?!
Have you ever wondered how bloggers get so involved outside the nuts & bolts community of book blogging? Well, now's your chance to learn from the experts! From partnering with their local indie bookstores to coordinating events at their local libraries, we've got tips to share with you to help you become more involved with your local bookish community. Today's suggested writing topic...we'd love for you to share a positive "real life" experience with books! Either by way of your own partnerships in your community, a book signing you went to or possibly even a get together with fellow book bloggers. Tell us all about it! Also today we'll have the following:
  • Twitter Party number two!
  • Guest post from top bloggers (Emily from Emily's Reading Room, Tif from Tif Talks Books and Pam from Bookalicious) about how they were able to work together with their local bookish community to benefit everyone involved.

Thursday, June 7: Beyond the Blog
So, you enjoy writing do you? Would you like to be involved elsewhere on the interwebs or possibly start writing for your local paper? Perhaps you'd simply like to start drawing an income from your blog? Today we will be sharing tips that will help you move your blog forward or perhaps your own personal goals of writing and making an income from what you love to do. Today we'd love you to share your top tips for getting beyond your blog! Have you done any freelance writing? Are you monetizing your blog and how so? How do you make connections outside the book blog community on the internet? If none of these apply we'd love for you to share a fun aspect about your blog or life that may be completely separate from books! We'll have another link-up this day as well. You can also look forward to this as well:
  • Twitter Party number three!
  • Guest post on freelance writing and how to find it from Florinda at The 3 R's Blog.

Friday, June 8: The Future of Book Blogging
It's the final day of Armchair BEA and we want you to keep your passion for books and blogging about them going long after we've closed the event. Today we'll be sharing tips on keeping book blogging exciting and unique to your vision for your blog. Our suggested post for today is "Ask the Experts". If you have any burning questions for your fellow participants about book blogging now is the time to ask and if you don't we'd love for you to share your own personal tips about book blogging! Again, we'll have a link-up post for you on the day of the event. What else do we have in store for you, take a look:
  • A guest post from Pam at Bookalicious about the future of blogging.
  • Some interesting statistics you'll love!

That's it! Remember, we'll still be posting randomly throughout the week with insider photos, giveaway surprises and much more so be on the lookout for those during the week of Armchair BEA. Also, two weeks from today we will be sharing more details about the Twitter parties, so make sure to have your calendars ready!

Participant registration opens next Monday! We hope to see you all there and we cannot wait for another fantastic event!

21 comments:

  1. This agenda is fantastic! I participated in ArmchairBEA and had such a great time. This year, I'm going to BEA but still want to participate in these topics... is it OK if I register for Armchair even though I'm going? I want in on these topics! :)
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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  2. Jen, you can definitely still sign-up to participate! We'd love to have you, even "remotely".

    Besides, quite a few of us organizers will actually be attending BEA this year. We couldn't say no to everyone else, right? :oP

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  3. Yay! I want to meet EVERYONE at BEA :). Will you be there?
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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  4. I will be there this year, finally! Also Emily from Emily's Reading Room, Florinda from The 3 R's Blog and Pam from Bookalicious will all be there. :)

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  5. This Agenda looks fab, almost makes up for not being able to go to the real thing- Again!

    Thanks for putting it all together and offering such fabbity-fab posts. Can't wait to get involved. :D

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  6. Sounds like a great agenda for this year. I'm happy to be participating again. :) CHEERS!

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  7. Another fantastic year planned, look forward to it.

    I love the idea of questions to answer for introductions.......

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  8. Marking all of these topics on my calendar now! :) Great topics this year!

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  9. Sounds like a heavy session and very interesting for bloggers. I plan to attend!

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  10. Bloggers do really need to interact with the other bloggers. It''ll help them create more nice ideas. The sharing and brainstorming will happen.

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  11. So glad to see the specific events listed for us here! Already I'm filled with joyful anticipation!

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  12. Really excited about all these events! Thank you!!

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  13. Oooh, sounds awesome! I definitely can't wait! :D This will be my first time participating in Armchair BEA, and I'm so excited! :D

    Thanks to all of the organizers for all your hard work putting this all together, it sounds like it will be amazing! :D

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  14. Nice! This sounds like a wonderfully planed event! Can't wait!

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  15. Just registered! Cannot wait!

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  16. Sorry I'm so late signing up. Was originally going to BEA now will be BEA'ing from the armchair. Can't wait to participate again. Last year was a ton of fun!

    Thanks for all the amazing work you do to help bring the community together!

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  17. Late to the reg game, but looking forward to participating! ^__^

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  18. What time are the twitter parties?

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  19. Melissa ... You can find more information on the twitter parties here: http://www.armchairbea.com/2012/05/twitter-parties-coming-your-way.html

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  20. First time participating! I just found this site and registered. Hope I'm not too late. Thank you for hosting!! Am looking forward to being involved and meeting new bloggers.

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  21. CMash ... Definitely not too late! Welcome! And, the list should be updated soon!

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