Saturday, April 12, 2014

Top 5 Reasons You Should Attend BEA: #2

Reason #2: Networking with Companies

I mentioned a good chunk of this in my 4th reason you should attend BEA.
The best place to go to get yourself or your blog ahead in the game is BEA, because there are so many opportunities to network.
There will be a booth for almost every publishing house you can think of and it is so important to go to them to not just get free books, but to talk to the people running them.
Ask if they have a book drop schedule, ask if they send bloggers books for review, ask if they have any internships or job opportunities. Network your butt off!
The more people you know the better your chances are of getting to work in the book industry. You need to start building your knowledge bank and this is the perfect opportunity. The people working the booths are there to answer more questions than "when is Jennifer L Armentrout signing?".
Take advantage of being in their presence. It is a little intimidating at first, but once you break the ice it goes great. You will be so thankful that you did it. And, if you get too nervous to ask a question, channel your inner me and just do it. OR come find me and I will help you through it lol

This week I am going to be sharing my top 5 reasons you should attend Book Expo America. 
Each day I will be doing a countdown from reason #5 to reason #1. 
Make sure to continue to check out the daily countdown to the #1 reason to attend BEA.