Thursday, March 14, 2013

BEA Book Blogger Conference News

I am so excited about the amazing program that our Conference Advisory Board is putting together for the BEA Book Blogger Conference.  Here is a peak at some of the highlights... with more coming soon!

Opening Keynote: Will Schwalbe
         Will Schwalbe has worked in publishing (most recently as senior vice president and editor in chief of Hyperion Books); digital media, as the founder and CEO of; and as a journalist, writing for various publications including The New York Times and South China Morning Post. He is on the boards of Yale University Press and the Kingsborough Community College Foundation. He is the coauthor, with David Shipley, of Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better, and his most recent book is The End of Your Life Book Club out in paperback from Vintage Books in June 2013.
Session Highlights
Editor’s Buzz Panel
o   Meet the editors from your favorite houses and get a preview of what will be releasing this fall
Taking Your Online Presence Offline
o   How to work with your community
Blogging Platforms
o   How to get the most out of Blogger, Wordpress, etc.
Extending the Reach of Your Blog Online
o   Effectively use newsletters, RSS feeds, syndication, guest blogging and social media
Book Blogging Pros
o   Successes, Struggles and Insider Secrets

Panelists Include:
Hut Landon (Northern California Independent Booksellers), Jane Litte (Dear Author), Sarah Wendell (Smart Bitches), Jenn Lawrence (Jenn’s Bookshelves), Mandy Boles (The Well-Read Wife),Thea James (Booksmugglers), Mandi Schreiner (Smexy Books), Cindy Minnich (Nerdy Book Club), Rebecca Jones Schinsky (Book Lady Blog), Jim Hines (Fantasy author and blogger at, Tizrah Price (The Compulsive Reader), Kelly Jensen (Stacked), David Gutowski (Large Hearted Boy), Stephanie Leary (wordpress consultant,, Wanda Jewell (Southern Independent Book Sellers), Kristina Radke (Netgally)


  1. This sounds interesting and not at all like a copy from last year! Thanks for these great panels - I'm truly looking forward to blogger con this year.
    I'm excited to see a blogger platform panel!

  2. This looks like a great day. As someone who has attended each Book Blogger Conference, I'm happy to see the sessions are different from previous years. And I'm glad Will Schwalbe will be the keynote speaker. I met him at last years's BBC and he was so interesting.

  3. Steven, on the main page ( next to "Opening Keynote" I think someone may have forgotten to add the information. it says "Add information I gave you in the last email" next to the session.

    Otherwise this looks fab! I really wish I could attend, but I have to work :/