What’s all been updated here at Bookstore Bookblogger Connection?
Blurbs database - updated!
WIN! database – updated!
but wait, what about the Participating Blogger linklist on the side? can you say. . . updated!
And a warm welcome to our newest participates, Adventures in SciFi Publishing, Chapter Break, and The Literary Atlas!
Keep it coming everyone, and remember to take a look at our Win feature, and contact me if you’re interested in participating. bloggers, authors, editors, bookstore peeps, let me ask you questions for fun and money*!
*not money actually. But I do have a bag of peanut M&Ms.
If you’re a blogger, bookseller, author, publisher, or someone else in the book industry, you are part of the WIN, you are part of what makes my heart beat, you are part of why I get up in the morning. You are part of the dream of Bookstore Bookblogger Connection. And that means i want to know more about you. Books you enjoy, how you got involved in the industry, why you follow your labor of love.
and most importantly, I need to know if you share my obsession with peanut M&Ms.
We’ll have our first profiled blogger in a few days, and I’ll be bringing new folks by every week for you to meet.
Do you Win? Are YOU interested in being profiled? Are you involved in the book industry, as either an author, blogger, bookseller or with a publisher? Drop me a line, I’m at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recently had a guest post over at the Light Messages blog, where I talk about how important BSBBConnection can be be not only for bloggers, readers, and booksellers, but also for authors and publishers! Check out the full post here. Light Messages Publishing is a wonderful small press out of North Carolina, and their newest release is The Obsidian Dagger by Brad A. LaMar.
And, did you hear? BSBBConnection is now open to ALL genres of fiction! YA/midgrade? YUP! thrillers and horror? contemporary fiction? cozy mystery? bodice ripping romance? Yes, you bet, heck yeah, and sure why not! click here for more info!
We have over 50 participating bloggers. that’s awesome, you guys rock my world!
We have over 400 blurbs for I have no idea how many titles. I’d love to get to a thousand by this summer.
Our most blurb’d authors are Philip K. Dick and Brandon Sanderson. Our most blurb’d titles are Redshirts, by John Scalzi, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
Because I’m addicted to biting off more than I can chew, I’m thinking of opening this thing up to all fiction, not just Scifi/Fantasy/Speculative Fiction. what do ya’ll think. Should I do it?
Update: Most of the blurbs that are submitted are the perfect length – a few sentences or less. I’ve made a handful of shelftalkers, and really, more than few sentences is all that’s gonna fit. Also, shorter is better. If you submit a blurb that is too long for me to use, I reserve the right edit it down by using one or two complete sentences or uses elipses between fragments. Also, if your blurb has any swear words in (yes, I know, that book really was fucking awesome!), I’ll probably use all sorts of fun characters to fix your four letter #$&% words. These shelf talkers are gonna be in bookstores, and like, kids go there ‘n stuff. Cool?
Turns out this project is pretty big, and we can use some help.
We need someone to
- contact book bloggers and encourage them to submit blurbs
- help promote the website and encourage its use by both book bloggers and book stores via Twitter and other social media
- contact indie bookstores and help them understand how this project might be of use to their store.
We’re looking for a time commitment of 2-5 hours per week.
This is unpaid, but we are happy to give job references. (Andrea says she might throw in some books and home made cookies)
Are you interested?
E-mail us at email@example.com and tell us what you think you can do for Book Store-Book Blogger Connection and why you’d be the best minion/intern ever.