Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sleepless in New York

I've been awake since 4:00 a.m., so I figured I might as well blog. I'm in New York for Publishing University, and I have been tossing and turning trying to figure out how to obtain my Book Expo America badge for tomorrow. BEA begins tomorrow and I have a ticket to the children authors roundtable breakfast which is being moderated by Sarah Ferguson. If she is not arrested for trying to sell out Prince Andrew. The problem is that I have PU sessions all day today with a closing reception at 5:00, and the BEA registration area is only open 8-5. How am I supposed to get my badge and breakfast ticket before 8 tomorrow? The exhibit hall is 17 blocks from my hotel. I don't even know yet how I am supposed to get there from here. Apparently it is located in an industrial area, so the trains don't go directly there. I've heard taking a cab during rush hour is iffy, too. I guess I will have to miss a couple sessions today and go to the Javits Center. Anyway, that is why I can't sleep.

The sessions for PU were really informative yesterday. My head is spinning with all the new information that was flying around. I've met some interesting people, and heard some truly inspiring success stories. If you are interested in more details, check out my Write Formation blog http://tinyurl.com/39vjao8 where I summarized yesterday's events.


Mrs. Wryly said...

Perfect timing in the city that doesn't sleep. What is BEA?

Kim said...

Yeah, and do you know why the city never sleeps? Between the sirens, horns blaring, trash compactors compacting and screeching tires, who can sleep?

BEA is Book Expo America, the largest gathering of book store owners in North America. The authors and publishers try to convince the book sellers that their books are worthy. Should be interesting!