I woke up this morning to quite an interesting conversation happening on Twitter. I am reading that the Book Expo America and those who go there are going for a shmooze fest. They are going only for the free ARC’s. They are going because the only people who read their blog are publishing folks.
I am going to BEA this year. I do not know much about the free books. I am going to meet other bloggers and share ideas on blogging. To meet the publishers I have been working with this year.
I do tend to agree that publishers need to change their vetting systems for their own good. They need to know how the person does on social media and the hits the site has. Technorati, Alexa, and Google Page Rank are out of date. Even Google says do not pay attention to PR. Has this person amassed some kind of following that doesn’t only include other bloggers?
@bsandusky Let’s all be honest here: #BEA is an industry schmooze-fest. That is all.
I will be tweeting from BEA and you all know that honesty spews from my fingers even when it shouldn’t. So lets see how I find it. What are your opinions? Have you been? How do you perceive it?