I know that there has been massive confusion in regards to book bloggers and registration for Book Expo America (BEA) 2009 in NYC.
I made some phone calls and hope I can help out everyone who would like to attend. For book bloggers who would like to attend, you must register, starting with this page. You must register as a 'Book Industry Professional'. The cost will be $295. That cost is whether you attend one day, or all three days of the convention. I know, expensive!
You may disregard the 'your name on letterhead' that is asked for verification. I was told that is only a requirement for on-site registration. Once you fill out the registration form, you print the page with your badge number and bar code and bring that with you to the convention to receive your badge.
I attempted to see if I could have folks attend as a friend of mine, but it seems that cost is the same as the industry professional: $295. They're way too hip to my attempts at trickery!
I really hope that many of you are able to attend and please contact me to let me know if you will be.