Rick Riordan Talks Book Expo America Appearance

Rick_RiordanRick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson, has confirmed on his blog that he will be attending Book Expo America at the end of May. He states that he’s been hearing some “buzz” about what he’ll be doing at the BEA and made a post to clear the facts from fiction.

Here is what Riordan will be doing at BEA:

“On Thursday night, May 30, I’ll be attending the Disney Publishing annual dinner for booksellers and media with many other Disney authors. This is an invitation-only event, but I will give you a full report afterward and let you know how it goes. (Spoiler: it’s always awesome fun.)

On Friday, May 31, at 8AM, I will be speaking at the Children’s Book & Author Breakfast along with Mary Pope Osborne and Veronica Roth, with Octavia Spencer as master of ceremonies. This is a huge ticketed event that is only open to BEA attendees, not the general public, but again, I will let you know how it goes.

Also true: We will be showing the cover art for The House of Hades for the first time that morning! And yes, soon afterward we will show the cover online so you can all get a look. It’s fabulous — that I promise.

At 10:30AM on Friday, I will be autographing copies of the paperback edition of The Serpent’s Shadow at table 15 in the Javits Center. Again, this is open to BEA attendees but not the general public.” – Myth & Mystery

He goes on to apologise for not being able to make any of the public events. Riordan says he will not be doing an event that’s open to non-BEA attendees. He’s also not giving out any advanced reading copies of House of Hadesbecause he doesn’t want any of the story to be spoiled before the October 8 release date. Lastly, there will be no sneak peeks prior to the one inserted into the e-single of The Son of Sobek, due out June 18. You can see all of these release dates on Riordan’s blog.

Are you going to attend Book Expo America? And if you are, who are you most looking forward to seeing?


About Josephine Hardy

A 26-year-old writer from Melbourne, Australia currently living with her husband in Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA). Content Marketing Producer at Simply Measured, hobby genealogist, cat lover, and world traveler.

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