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BookExpo America Galley Guides

What book are you most excited about this year? Over at Library Journal, Barbara Hoffert has published her annual “BEA Galley & Signing Guide.” The handy resource will help you make sure you can find all the galley copies and authors you need at BookExpo America.

Check it out: “Because hunting through the aisles for the book or author you love can be a challenge, I’ve been tracking some of the show’s top titles, from large publishers and small, focusing on tote-away galleys from adult authors and key in-booth signings, always harder to pin down than signings in the Autographing Area. Plus, for the digitally inclined, I’ve embedded icons that will guide you straight to NetGalley—just another sign that those titles are hot.”

If you want to sample the books, Publishers Marketplace and NetGalley teamed up to create BEA Buzz Books, a digital collection of more than 30 samples of highly anticipated books–including excerpts from books by Junot Diaz, Barbara Kingsolver, Dennis Lehane and Neil Young. Follow this link to download the free consumer edition.

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BEA 2011 Cheat Sheet

It’s BookExpo America week in New York City, and we’ll have four reporters covering the event for our out-of-town readers. Follow along on our blogs or subscribe to the free newsletters for GalleyCat and eBookNewser.

For panel discussions and event information, Colleen Lindsay posted Word and Excel versions of the schedule on her blog. If you want a high tech solution, try Publishers Lunch‘s Apple app and Blackberry App for BEA. 

For professional networking, explore our How To Look for a Publishing Job at BEA post.

For galleys and author signings, you must read Barbara Hoffert‘s BEA Galley & Signing Guide.

For parties, check out Evil Wylie’s Ultimate BEA Party Guide.

BEA 2010: What Do You Want to Read?

bealog2010.pngBookExpo America 2010 hits New York City next week–kicking off a week of publishing parties, panel discussions, and free galleys. Follow all the action on eBookNewser and our GalleyCat Twitter feed.

We know lots of our readers will miss the festivities–what do you want us to cover next week? Email us any suggestions. At Library Journal, Barbara Hoffert published her fabulous round up of all the big books and popular galleys. You can also explore BEA virtually through this web-based floor map and online planner.

The online catalog company Edelweiss has created a special BEA catalog. Here’s more from the release: “the on-line product catalog for BookExpo America 2010, called ‘Books@BEA’ has now gone live and is available for attendees and other interested book professionals to use. The catalog currently has over 300 exhibitors participating and contains over 10,000 titles being featured at this year’s show.”

Finally, NetGalley and Publishers Lunch have teamed up to create NetGalley Buzz catalog–a way to request digital galleys of big BEA books before the conference. Follow this link to request galleys.

National Book Critics Circle Announces Board Members

nbcclogo23.jpgEarlier this week, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced eight critics who will fill three-year slots on the group’s board. The NBCC board now includes: Mark Athitakis, Colette Bancroft, Gregg Barrios, David Biespiel, Stephen Burt, David Haglund, Barbara Hoffert, and Carolyn Kellogg.

In addition, the NBCC will announce the finalists for the critical body’s annual autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry awards, along with the winners of the Sandrof award for lifetime achievement and the Balakian award for criticism. The event will be celebrated at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on 126 Crosby Street in NYC at 7 pm EST.

The announcement post also includes statements from the new members, including this from Kellogg, an LA Times’ literary reporter: “A book is a testament to expertise and a gesture toward permanence. The format may vary–traditional books, ebooks, Moby Dick texted to your phone–yet books remain essential. The challenge is noise. Where people once turned to a book section, now they can go online and visit the website of a traditional news outlet, follow Twitter, click a link on Facebook, check into a news aggregator, read a blog, use Digg, etc. The critical voice may be needed more than ever, but we’ve lost our foothold. Where will our work be published, and how will people find it?”