Today’s post on Armchair BEA is about “Nurturing Book Blogging Relationships.” This is a great topic to discuss. I love learning about the ways other bloggers run things so that I can change or improve the way I am doing things. So here are my thoughts on the various points. I am by far not an expert or pretend to be this is what works for me.
1. Post about a relationship you’ve formed with a particular publisher, author, blogger, or bookstore.
Bloggers: I’ve met some really great book bloggers since I have began blogging. The best way I have found to meet other bloggers and find other blogs are through the various Memes out there. The first Meme I got involved with was Book Blogger Hop at Crazy-for-Books.com. I then got involved with others such as Waiting on Wednesday, In My Mailbox, and On My Wishlist. These are all great ways to meet other bloggers plus learn about new books.
Authors: I’ve had a few authors contact me for review requests and in the beginning I was shocked and didn’t know how to respond. I then found my voice and responded and accepted a few books that sparked interest. After I finished reading the book and posted my review I immediately emailed the author to let them know that the review is up. I say the best advice when dealing with authors, publishers, etc. is to be polite and professional even if you didn’t find their book appealing. If you maintain your professional attitude they will come back and spread the word.
2. What are your tips to other bloggers?
My tips to other bloggers especially if your just starting out is take your time don’t rush into anything and try to request ARCs in your first month. Try to build up your content first participate in Memes and get your name and your blog out there.
When and if you choose to contact authors and publishers remember to be polite and professional. Another thing to remember is patience. If an author or publisher does not respond right away do not pester or harass them give them the time they need, they are busy!!
Always remember you might be blogging about books for fun and your enjoyment but to authors and publishers it is still a business therefore you should act in a business like manner.
What are your best tips for nurturing book blogging relationships??
Welcome to Day #3 of Armchair BEA. We’ve talked about me, my favorite books this year, what I am looking forward to, and a giveaway!! Today you will get to know another book blogger. I bring to you today an interview with Suey from It’s All About Books. It was so great to get to know Suey! I love meeting new people and building new friendships!!
One of the most interesting things I learned about Suey from her site is that she is a mother of 4. I don’t know how she finds the time to read! Hopefully I can learn something from her since I will be expecting my first in August!!
So here are the questions:
Thanks Suey for a great interview!!!
Welcome to the Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by Kathi at I am a Reader, Not a Writer! There will be over 300 blogs participating in the Giveaway Hop. At the bottom of this post is a linky to all participating blogs. This hop will last from May 24th to May 31st.
Here at Just One More Chapter we will be giving away $15 worth of books from The Book Depository. That’s right if you win you get to tell me any books that you would like!
I will contact the winner first through email and then announce the winner by June 2nd.
If you would like to enter please fill out the form below!
1. You must be a follower to enter
2. You must be 13 years or older
3. Open to residents of any country that The Book Depository ships to
4. The last day to enter is 11:59 on May 31st, 2011
If you have any questions or issues feel free to email me at email@example.com.