They look empty in this photo (I don't know why), but those bags are actually full of ARCs.
I got 23 books, 1 Harry Potter poster, 2 tote bags, 2 t-shirts, 1 sheet of stickers...and a partridge in a pear tree! And I also had to reign myself in from taking more. You have no idea how much I suffered carrying all of these from the Javits Center to the subway in 90 degree heat. I completely sympathize with camels now. All that trekking through the dessert with stuff on your back...
I was also very excited when I went to the Sourcebooks booth and saw these:
When I was at Writers House as an assistant, I helped with revisions for both of these titles. In fact, right before I left, I read the query for THE PARIS ARCHITECT in Susan's slush pile, requested the manuscript, and forwarded it on to her, so I am veryexcited to see it in print now. I took ARCs of both books and am looking forward to reading them and seeing how they have changed.
I can't WAIT until I get to see some of my own authors' books on display at BEA next year!!! (Those exclamation points were unavoidable)
However, I'm holding off on losing myself in all my awesome BEA galleys so that I can first read some of my requested manuscripts. I have very good feelings about these, and am excited to dig in.