Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Armchair BEA: All You Need to Know!

Today I am here at Book Bloggers International wearing two hats: one as a co-author for this very site and one as a co-founder of Armchair BEA! I am excited to share with you just a few details about the latter, one of the largest book blogger events around!

Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads

What is Armchair BEA? 

Armchair BEA is an online event that is currently celebrating its fourth year! It runs simultaneously and in partnership with Book Expo America, one of the largest book-ish events in the world! Throughout the week, the Armchair BEA team brings you daily discussion topics, an opportunity to interact and network with other book bloggers, authors, and publishers, views of the big event itself, and lots and lots of giveaways! For more information, you can also check out the NEW FAQ page!

When is Armchair BEA? 

Mark your calendars for Monday, May 27 – Sunday, June 2! The official schedule will be published very soon!

Who is the Armchair BEA team? 

Armchair BEA is a HUGE event, so our team continues to grow every year. Let me introduce you to the 2013 team . . .

International Liaisons 

Commenting Committee Chairs
Tanya of Girlxoxo (@iateapie)

Where do I find Armchair BEA? 

Email: armchairbea (at) gmail (dot) com

Why would I want to participate? 

Last year, we had more than 600 participants! It is a great opportunity to not only get some great information on what is hot and what is coming in the book world, but it provides you a great network of other book bloggers from all around the world. From the daily discussions to the giveaway loot and lively twitter chats, there is something available for everyone! And, you choose your level of participation!

How can I get involved?

You can get involved in a variety of ways! Let me list the ways . . .

Registration: Registration opened earlier this week, so click on over and get registered for the event! Grab one of our buttons, help us spread the word, then prepare to participate as little or as much as you would like during the week!

Commenting Volunteer: Our team likes to ensure that all participants get visitors and traffic during the week, so we have a commenting committee that is specifically assigned blogs to comment on throughout the week. If you love to meet new people and visit lots of blogs, then becoming a commenting volunteer is for you!  (Sign-ups open Thursday, April 18!)

Sponsorship: If you are a book blogger attending BEA or are an author or publisher, then you can become one of our sponsors! As a sponsor, you receive special publicity through our website and social media platforms. (We also have participant-hosted giveaways throughout the week for those involved directly in Armchair BEA.)

Twitter Parties: The twitter parties are always some of our biggest events! We talk about all things literary multiple times throughout the week. Specific dates and times will be announced in the near future!

Armchair BEA is quickly approaching! Will you be joining us? Do you have any questions? Comment and let me know. You are also welcome to contact me directly at tiftalksbooks (at) gmail (dot) com or the Armchair team at armchairbea (at) gmail (dot) com.


  1. I'm super excited about this event :) It will be my first time participating and I'm looking forward to it!

    1. Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader ... I'm so glad to hear that you will be joining us!! It is going to be another exciting year! If you ever have any questions, just let me know!

  2. My first time participating also. I'd love to be a commenting volunteer since I love to blog hop!

  3. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories ... We would love to have you join us as a commenting volunteer! Did you sign up on the form we have? (Let me know if you need the direct link!)

  4. It's terrible week for this and BEA, but, I will be there! (Can I just say I think BEA needs to rethink their choice of timing?)

    1. Suey ... So glad that you will still be joining us, despite the time of year! It is a VERY busy time of year!

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