BEA boasts the largest author autographing program in the US!
Authors, authors, and more authors at this year's BookExpo America (BEA) Autographing Area—this is your best opportunity to meet them all one-on-one, from best-selling to first-time and up-and-coming, representing a full spectrum of topic areas. Plus you'll also see previously published authors in addition to newly published authors. The 2010 Autographing Area featured more than 500 author signings during BEA!
There truly is “something for everyone” in the Autographing Area. Your BEA attendee Show Pass provides full access to the Autographing Area (see below for special Ticketed Author information.)
- Ticketed Authors—a limited number of complimentary tickets will be issued for celebrity and high-profile authors. Tickets will be distributed on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.
- In-Booth Autographing—In addition to authors appearing in the Autographing Area, many more authors may be found signing right in their publishers’ booths. Discuss upcoming books with publishers and meet their authors at the same time.
The Gold Pass at BEA
When you register for BEA and choose the Gold Pass, you will be asked to make a one-time donation to the Book Industry Foundation so you can walk past the $1.00 donation boxes in the Autographing Area. Plus, you will receive ONE Front-of-the-Line Pass that will allow you to step to the front of any ONE line in the Autographing Area.
The Platinum Pass at BEA
When you register for BEA and choose the Platinum Pass, you will be asked to make a one-time donation to the Book Industry Foundation so you can receive all of the benefits of the Gold Pass PLUS you may request and receive in advance your selected tickets each day for your chosen "ticketed" authors in the Autographing Area. (So you can sleep in and still get tickets to meet the celebrity authors that you want to meet!)
Want to showcase your author in the Autographing Area at BEA?
Many booksellers have credited the autographing program for helping them discover some of the best new works at BEA each year. For Exhibitors/Publishers interested in participating in the Autographing Area, contact Dave Holton, Autographing Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 252-449-7580.