Welcome to the nerve center of Armchair BEA! If you're a book blogger who can't attend Book Expo America and/or the BEA Blogger Convention in New York this May, you don't have to miss all the fun - this virtual convention is the place to be! Watch this space for all the news about daily blogging themes, discussions, giveaways and more! Armchair BEA is scheduled for May 26-31, 2014.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Armchair BEA 2014 Registration is Open!

The Fifth Annual Armchair BEA is now open for participant registration!!

Armchair BEA is an online conference that runs in conjunction with Book Expo America in New York City. There are a large number of people around the world that are not able to join in the literary celebrations in the Big Apple, so Armchair BEA brings the celebration to you by allowing networking among other book bloggers, authors, and publishers as well as special coverage of the event, all from the comfort of your very own armchair. For more information, be sure to check out our FAQ page!

Last year, we had almost 600 registered participants partaking in our daily discussion topics, twitter chats, new instagram challenge, and giveaways. This year, we hope to be even bigger and better. We have greatly increased our team this year to accommodate our larger numbers and to bring in new, innovative ideas. In the weeks to come, we will be announcing our official agenda, scheduling twitter chats, and soliciting your help to cheer on our participants. In the meantime, mark your calendars for Monday, May 26-31, 2014, grab our new button to add to your site (please be sure to credit our artist Amber!), and complete the registration form below.  We have heard your feedback this year, and will be sending an email in the weeks before Armchair BEA kicks off with reminders and special links.

(Please be sure to only register once. If you're unsure if you've registered check our List of 2014 Participants first. There may be a time delay in seeing your name appear on this list because we manually check each entry.  Thanks!)


Questions:  Email us at armchairbea (at) gmail (dot) com

Please feel free to spread the news 
and see you back here very soon!

42 comments:

  1. Can't wait! And that's my vacation week from teaching, such great timing!

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    1. Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf ... Woohoo!!!! :)

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  2. This sounds like fun, can't wait!

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    1. Natalie A ... It will be really fun! :)

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  3. Hallo, Hallo everyone! :)

    I've been looking forward to participating in ArmChairBEA for over a full year now!! :) Eek. It is always such a wicked sweet time in the book blogosphere that I am thankful that I can join in on the fun! I look forward to posting about the daily topics, visiting all the lovely participant blogs, commenting & conversing, and of course joining in on the wicked sweet twitter parties which I have come to enjoy from other hosted events online! :) Quite wicked & stellar! Thanks for assembling such an amazing breadth of an event for those of us who cannot travel to BEA! :)

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    1. jorielovesastory.com ... You are so welcome! We cannot wait to have you and your enthusiasm!! I think you will find the discussion topics exceptionally wicked and stellar this year!! :)

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    2. Hallo, Hallo again Tif! :)

      When I saw you used the words: 'wicked and stellar' I knew I had found a like-minded person! I use those quite a heap myself! Wickedly delightful! I am on bated breath for everything to get underway, that much is for sure! I sort of stalked the participant page to see who else had signed up, but of course, you guys probably need time to process the information! :O Laughs. Standing by,...

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    3. jorielovesastory.com ... I have been known to use way too many exclamation points and wicked is one of my favorite words! Some of that could come from my favorite book and musical though too!! :)

      The participant page will likely start getting updated later this week, so be watching for it! We already have a good number of people registered!!

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  4. I should have more time this year to commit to posting. Thanks for organizing this. . . I am so looking forward to it!

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    1. Jarm Del Boccio ... Yay!! We look forward to having you!

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  5. YAY, I had so much fun last year, and I met some bloggers thanks to ArmchairBEA who are really good friends now :)

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    1. Lexxie Lin ... Yay!! So glad you will be back again!

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  6. Hi everyone! This will be my first time participating in ArmchairBEA. Super excited to meet other bloggers and have an awesome time. :)

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    1. Brooke Bumgardner ... We are so very excited to have you participating!! :)

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  7. I loved this event last year and can't wait for it again! Thanks for all the incredible hard work that goes into this event for those of us who can't attend the BEA IRL.

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    1. Tanya @ Moms Small Victories ... Yay!! And, you're welcome! ;)

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  8. I had a great time last year and it's a way to deal with not being able to go. I look forward to it :D

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  9. Mel@Thedailyprophecy ... I am glad to see you back again this year!! :)

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  10. This is my first time of doing this, but it will be exciting :)

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    1. Alisha Guenzel ... So glad you will be joining us for the first time!!

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  11. I signed up but won't be able to participate this year. Please delete me from your official participant list.

    Akilah @ The Englishist

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    1. Akilah ... I have passed this request on to the participant team. They will make the change as soon as they can.

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  12. Woohoo!! My first year after 2 years of just hopping around and reading the posts from bloggers who participated!

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    1. kipha ... Woohoo is right!! So glad you will be diving in this year!!

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  13. Thank-you Mary had a Little Book Blog for mentioning this!!

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    1. La La in the LiBrArY ... Yay!! Glad you found us!

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  14. So excited to dive back in.

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    1. WVRed ... So glad to have you back!!

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  15. Oh my goodness, I've stumbled upon the best thing to happen to me since...well, the best thing to happen to me in a while! Yay!

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  16. I'm not able to access the sign up but plan to join in the fun. Thanks for coordinating this event!

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    1. mpartyka ... I replied to you on Twitter this morning. Please let me know if you are still having issues and I can help get you registered. The form is currently live and working!

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  17. Looking forward to my third year with Armchair BEA.

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  18. I've never done this before but I'm down! I signed up! Working on my first few posts!

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  19. I believe I registered earlier today... at least, I tried to! Don't see myself listed yet, so let me know if I need to do something different.

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    1. Leila @ Readers' Oasis ... Our public list does not update automatically. I do see you on our private list, so you should be appearing here in the near future!

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  20. This is my first year not attending BEA in person after five years. I'm devastated, but I promise to go back next year!

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