Monday, May 27, 2013

Kicking Off Armchair BEA 2013: Overview & Reminders!!

In less than 24 hours, Armchair BEA 2013 will be kicking off another great year filled with daily topics, guest posts, giveaways galore, and so much more! Before the week really begins tomorrow, we wanted to share just a few pointers and reminders with you. 

REGISTRATION: If you have not already registered, you can do so here. You can also confirm that you are an official participant by checking out our 2013 Participant List here.

AGENDA: Earlier this month, we shared the official agenda with all of you. We made some changes this year, having daily discussion topics on both reading and blogging. Click here to check it out or for a quick refresher. You can also find a google calendar on the left sidebar that you can subscribe to!

DAILY TOPICS: Daily topics will be posted first thing every single day. This is your chance to link up as well as visit all the other participants' entries. For convenience purposes, we do request that you turn off word verification for your comments during this week to allow ease of conversation for all those participating. We have also made it more convenient for you this year by listing Quick Links on the left-hand sidebar! 

INTERVIEWS/INTRODUCTIONS: Our first daily topic this year is to introduce yourself and your blog. For more information and for the list of questions to answer, you can click here.

TWITTER PARTIES: We will be hosting three different Twitter parties this year!! Check out the official party announcement for more detailed information on days and times. Follow @ArmchairBEA as well as #ArmchairBEA to receive the full extent of the bookish chatter!

INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE:  We have added a *NEW* feature this year via Instagram!  Check out the details here and start sharing some pictures from your armchair location!

GIVEAWAYS: If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit our list of sponsors and their items available through the giveaways, be sure to check them out here. You may want to even begin making your wish list in case you are a chosen winner this week!

ARMCHAIR BEA IMAGES: We have specialized buttons for Armchair BEA that can be found on the sidebars. If you choose to use these images, please be sure to give credit to where credit is due (our designers!).

BEA LIVE: For those of us unable to walk the streets of New York City and the floors of the Javits Center, we do have a multitude of online correspondents who will be sharing all the latest and greatest with us. Be sure to be checking back throughout the day, subscribe to the website, and/or follow us on the social networks to stay up-to-date on all the news streaming in.

QUESTIONS: If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! You are welcome to comment on the site, @ us on Twitter, post on our Facebook page, or send us a direct email to armchairbea (at) gmail (dot) com.

Are you ready for another great year of Armchair Book Expo America?!? We sure are and cannot wait to share the latest and greatest news with you as well as a multitude of surprises!! Here's to another great year!!

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