Welcome to EarlyWord GalleyChatters’ Guide for Librarians New to BEA. We’re a group of librarians who have been to many BEA’s. We’ve loved the experience and want to help you get the most you can out of the show. Many of us got to know each other virtually during EarlyWord‘s monthly GalleyChats (more about GalleyChat here) and met in person at BEA. Connecting before the show helped us navigate it better. We hope to provide a similar experience for you. We like to think of this as a pre-BEA cocktail party, with librarians sharing tips and asking questions, so please, register on the site, make comments and set up your own topics. If you have any trouble using the forum, email us here
Hey everyone tell us about yourselves! Feel free to add topics and to ask questions. GalleyChatters monitor this site and will make every effort to get back to you soon.
- Where to Stay
Got a room to share? Need a room to share?
- Meetings with Publishers
It's a busy show, so it's a good idea to set up meetings in advance. If you need something from a specific publishing house (want to set up author programs, or make contact to ensure you are getting galleys), most of the large houses have library marketing reps. It’s a good idea to make appointments with them ahead, since they are not always in the booths. EarlyWord has directories of the reps: