Here is the second of my Book Expo Week posts. Yesterday I shared with you what the “BEA Bloggers” event was like, and today I want to talk with you about the amazing publishing company that is Harper Collins.
Harper Collins is one of the highlight events of the Book Expo. They do such an incredible job on sharing what the “hot titles” will be. I wish I had my notes from the Harper sneak peek of upcoming great reads but I am pretty sure I packed it into a box and the books… have not yet arrived. 🙂 I will have to share in more detail at a later date.
Basically what happens at this event is that the different divisions of Harper stand up in the front of the room and share 2-4 titles each of what they are excited about that is coming out. There is something about someone gushing about a book isn’t there? As I looked at the different titles and covers there may be one that does not really speak to me… but then when someone is sharing the excitement of the book… I pick it up again. How can you not react? 😀
One book that really caught my attention was The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, releasing August 26th of this year.
The cover is GORGEOUS. And listening to the description of the book and the bidding war that went on to win this book (Harper won!) makes me sooooooo curious and EXCITED about this book.
And of course, at Harper is where I get a chance to see my BEA buddies! I am always thrilled to see Kathy from Bermuda Onion, Julie from Booking Mama, Swapna from S Kirshna’s Books, Gayle from Everyday I Write The Book, Nicole from Linus’ Blanket (who I was on the panel with), Candace from Beth Fish Reads (roommate) and of course, Alison from Alison’s Book Marks. (I could kick myself for not getting more group pics!)
If you know my Alison story, you know that we met at the Book Expo at the Harper Collins Party in 2010. We read a lot of the same books and on line, are always sharing audio book suggestions. After that first year and having a picture taken together it has become a standing joke with us that we must get our “Harper Collins picture!” And… we always do:
from left to right: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. I change….she does not 😀 Always a blast Alison!
And then of course there is the Harper Collins party… a combination of the publishers, authors, and bloggers. It is such a BLAST!
So that is my Harper Collins recap for now. More on the books coming up!
Have a super day everyone 😀
What book has your attention today?