Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wild Woman of Queens: Notes on Urban Creativity from across the East River.

Steven Tyler @ BEA Sandra Lee Schubert 2009

No Books

Today is a short post. I will be spending the day at the Book Expo America (BEA) in NYC. It is my first expo and I could really have used a friend, who knows the convention, to be my guide. People are collecting dozens of books and I only got one. I just can't figure out the trick to it.

Here I am in book hog heaven. There are HUNDREDS of books, there are publishers, authors and editors just swarming the Jacob Javits Center like flies to honey. But I just don't know what to do with this embarrassment of riches. I am both intoxicated and exhausted by the experience.

What would you do if the candy shop door was thrown open and you could take any candy you wanted? Today I have another chance at figuring it out. Next week I will let you know how it goes. By the way the book I got is in galley stage. It is by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. It is called
Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust. His talk was fun and easy going and very helpful. The line was really long to get the galley signed by Chris and Julien so I just snagged a book and went on my way. Here's hoping I can get another book today. Wish me luck.

Sandra's e-course leads people to be their creative best through telling their stories and talking to interesting people on her online radio show-
Wild Woman Network: Radio for Creative Vagabonds, Thinkers and Innovators..

She is a creative vagabond, a poet, and a writer who co-facilitates the Wild Angels Poets and Writers Group at the historic Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.Writing for Life: Creating a Story of Your Own. Visit her blog: Email her sandraleeschubert(at) or @writing4life via twitter.

1 comment:

The Tusk said...

Sandra, Book Expo's are amazing, My first one was in Los Angeles, A few weeks after the big riots, it was still amazing and I met so many people there from everywhere. I even met people while I was Dining alone, you kind of guessed everyone was at the convention and we all had the same things on our mind. A morning breakfast speaker was the Man who wrote A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, thats how long ago it was. I wish it seemed like yesterday, it does steel feel fresh though. There is a big one in Frankfurt Germany every year, I've been trying to find a reason to go. As if the Book Fair isn't big enough. I managed to grab some miniature childrens books, I had hoped they would be quite collectible. Snagging an autograph also gets you a little more for your collection. I don't know if I'll sell anything ever. My best finds are for a dollar or two at someones tag sale. Anything out of print from pre 1919, I get a huge thrill, like I'm at a Book Expo. Keep the happy face and we know your a book reader.