Promotions & Events Jazz Jennings, Terry McMillan, FREE audio swag and more @ BEA and BookCon 2016 in Chicago

BookExpo America (BEA), the largest publishing event in North America, heads to The Windy City this year! Visit the official BEA website to search for your favorite authors, and build a schedule chock-full of fascinating sessions and not-to-be-missed signings. Join the conversation on Twitter with #BEA16. And learn more about BookCon, the event where storytelling and pop culture collide, by visiting their website here.

Be sure to look for these Audio-tastic Events featuring author signings, FREE giveaways, and more:

Find Penguin Random House at booth #2433.
Check out the floor plan on BEA’s site so you know just how to find us!

Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings will be our new 2016 Author Ambassador for and we’ll be celebrating at BookCon in booth #2433 with FREE rainbow sunglasses and a summer beach reads giveaway. Grab a pair of shades (while supplies last) and join the conversation with #ReadProudListenProud.

Meet Jazz! Jazz will be conducting an exclusive Meet & Greet at BookCon on May 14th, 12:15 – 1:15 pm. Jazz Jennings will sign bookplates of Being Jazz and is happy to take photographs with fans. Find more information on how to win a ticket here.

Once upon a time has never sounded quite like this… An all-star cast brings beloved fairy tales to life like you have never heard them before. Get a sneak peek at the cover art and clips: WATCH THE AUDIOBOOK TRAILER.

Head to Penguin Random House BookCon booth #2433 on Saturday, May 14th at 11 am to receive a FREE poster and full Grimm’s Fairy Tales audiobook package! (First 200 people in line)

Attending Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog on Wednesday, May 11th? You’re in for a treat! Grimm’s narrators Scott Brick, Dion Graham, Kate Rudd, and Simon Vance
plus, VP, Content Production, Dan Zitt will talk about the making of the audiobook!

Wrap up your Friday at BEA with the exclusive and always-entertaining APA Author Tea featuring celebrity authors Michael Kortya, Maggie Stiefvater, John Scalzi, and Terry McMillan.

Friday, May 13th at 3:30 – 4:30 pm

This special event is hosted by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) and requires tickets in addition to your BEA pass. They sell out fast, so grab a seat before they’re gone.
More info on the BEA official website.

Learn more about Terry McMillan’s new author-read audiobook, I Almost Forgot About You. Attendees will get a FREE copy of the audio, plus more goodies!

More exciting BEA giveaways

Fodor’s Chicago Giveaway
Thursday, May 12, 9:00 — 10:00 am Penguin Random House booth
Chicago is a city with an appetite—for food, of course, but also for design, history, and culture. Grab a free guide and be inspired to make the most of your time in The Windy City!

Listen While You Color Giveaway
Friday, May 13, 1:30 – 2:30 pm Penguin Random House booth
Give your creativity a colorful boost with a FREE copy of Big Magic written and read by Elizabeth Gilbert, plus colored pencils and a beautiful coloring page!

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