Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 5/7/17
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Wow. It’s been quiet this week. It’s like a lot of people are off at a party somewhere and not working. Oh, wait. They are.
RT Booklovers Convention is being held in Atlanta, GA this year. May 2 – 7th…so today is the last day. Everyone is getting ready to pack up and head back to their worlds. I wish I was one of them, but not this year unfortunately. Someday, maybe. Next year is in Reno, NV. Yep, you heard right. “The Biggest Little City in the World”.
What do they do at the RT Booklover’s Convention? Whoa. EVERYTHING. There is a giant book fair where a person could meet and greet up to 600 authors. This year the list was A-Maz-ING! I would have loved to see (just a few of my picks): Jenna Black, Shayla Black, Viola Carr, Jennifer Estep, Heather Graham, Molly Harper, Darynda Jones, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kris Michaels, Chloe Neill, Ella Quinn, Julia Quinn, C.J. Redwine, Diana Rowland, Jeanne Stein, Susan Stoker and that’s just a few. There are rows and rows of authors. It would make a reader quiver in excitement, I’m tellin’ ya.
The RT Booklover’s Convention is for everyone. Readers, Bloggers (that’s me), Reviewers (hey, that’s me too), Booksellers and Librarians as well as those folks out there that want to learn more about their craft. Their writing craft. The panels to sit and listen to sound amazing. There are some geared towards the business and marketing areas. There are some for the readers. There are some for the booksellers and librarians. Check out the agenda and I bet everyone could find something that would be interesting.
If it’s merchandise that would trip your trigger, there is a RT Bazaar. It’s one of those things that a person would just have to peruse. It’s too good to pass up.
Last year I went to Book Expo America in Chicago, IL. It was an adventure that I will remember forever. Everyone was so nice. It was an incredible experience and one I hope to try again. I’ve never been to RT, but at least two bloggers on this site have talked about going. I believe that this convention would be an experience not to be duplicated either. Afraid of getting lost? Of how it works? Of how much or little to register for? Heck, there are FAQ‘s that would answer all the questions. Those folks at RT Book Reviews are one of the best resources out there in the reading world. They review and talk about all the genres. Check them out. You won’t be sorry.
Stop by next week and I’ll hopefully have something to write about as the authors get back to their desks.
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