BEA/BookExpo has decided, at the very last minute, to deny a lot of bloggers' press passes. This would be less baffling if:
* Their criteria for which blogs qualify as press were in any way clear
* They made the decision promptly, or even by their own deadline
* They hadn't rejected blogs like DearAuthor FFS. If that isn't a book blog with some influence, what is?
Edited to Add: It seem the rejections are being reversed on a case-by-case basis.