Monday, December 10, 2012

Bloggers Attending BEA

On a recent post, I noted the following:
  • We made a number of mistakes with the blogger registration process in 2012.  The new process will be simplified, clear and transparent. 
    • Bloggers will be able to register for BEA AND the conference for one low price.
    • Any bloggers wanting to attend just BEA and not the BBC will have a discounted special rate.
    • Bloggers wanting to register for a free media pass can do so, but will be subject to similar criteria as all working press 
This remains accurate, but in testing our registration system we learned that we need to make number of significant fixes in the process to deliver a simple experience.  Unfortunately these fixes will not be completed until the end of January (we are hoping to be surprised and it will be done earlier).  

Here is the process for book bloggers to register for BEA:

  1. You are a Book Blogger, you want to go to the BEA Bloggers Conference (BBC) and BEA, great, we appreciate you!  There will be a direct link from a dedicated page for the BBC, the Early Bird Price will be $135.00 and includes the BBC AND your BEA pass.  You can add other events like the BEA Book and Author Breakfasts once you complete your registration.  Note - you must be an active book blogger to get this discounted rate, otherwise you will have to register in another attendee category then ADD the BBC as an additional event for $80.00 on top of the fee for category that would apply for your situation.
  2. You are a Book Blogger and you want to attend BEA and NOT the BBC.  We appreciate you too, Registration = $104.00.  That is the lowest professional attendee price point (which is = to what booksellers and librarians pay)
  3. Your are a Book Blogger and want to attend BEA as a working member of the media and are not interested in attending the BBC - we appreciate all bloggers!!!  Simply go to the Media Registration Page and choose Blogger.  You are subjected to similar criteria as any other credentialed media person.  If you do not qualify as working media, you will be notified directly within a week to 10 days.  
Note, the minimum price for the BBC, if you have not paid to attend BEA, is $135.00.  This prevents someone from getting a free a media pass then adding the BBC for $80.00.  We pretty much run the BBC at break even and that is why this is in place.

I will post again later this week with a link for panel submissions for the BBC.  


  1. I am a book reviewer and a book blogger. I have a blog through blogspot, and I would love to be able to attend the blogger conference. I also wanted to register for a free media pass because my main reason for going to the BEA is for reviews, author/book features, etc. I was thinking of it as work. However, I noticed you need to prove credentials. I do not have credentials since I blog through blogspot and I review for lots of indie authors and some publishers send me books to review. Would I be able to register as a reviewer and blogger still??

  2. Thanks for the clarification and all!

  3. There's no clarification posted here. So, how can be book bloggers be clarified with this problem. We want to receive reviews from other book bloggers,too.Will you provide direct link for that, too.?

  4. This is an appropriate action for clarification to bloggers.Many will be benefited from this instead of being confused.But, if this did not happen in the first place, this would be not necessary.

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