I just wanted to give a shout out for the Book Expo America on May 25-27, 2010 and the Book Bloggers Convention on Friday, May 28, 2010 in New York this May 2010. There's early bird pricing for the Book Bloggers Convention, it's $90 until Feb. 14 and from Feb 15 onwards it is $115. The price depends on when payment is received, not when you register!
If you have the time and can get to NYC, I am certain that you'll love experience of being surrounded by books, authors, and booklovers. I'll post more about these events soon, just want to raise the prospect of a visit!
The Book Bloggers Convention has arranged for bloggers and authors to answer questions about the Book Expo in the next few days, so stay tuned or head over to the Book Bloggers Convention site. UPDATE: The Book Bloggers Convention has affiliated with BEA, so a ticket to the Book Bloggers Convention gets you a pass to the BEA.