Hello and welcome to all our new book blurb submitters! Thanks for finding your way to Bookstore Bookblogger Connection, where we give bloggers a voice outside the internet and support Independent Bookstore everywhere.
A shout-out/welcome to our newest folks:
Love at first Book
A Reader’s Adventure
The Hiding Spot
Lost in Books
The Nerd Herd
Escape into Words
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All book blurb lists and sidebar link lists have been updated, woohoo!
Hey speculative fiction fans! here’s a fun game for the afternoon:
Make believe you own a bookstore (or hey, maybe you already do, or you once did). If money and space weren’t constraints, what scifi/fantasy/speculative fiction titles would you make sure you had on hand at all times?
The beautiful ABC (American Book Center) in The Netherlands
I just read the title of this post again, and all I can think of is that song from Fiddler on the Roof. who needs to be rich, when you can be surrounded by books!
First they were kind enough to let us write a guest news release. . . now they’ve interviewed us! If you’ve not been over to SFFWorld you’re missing out on one of the oldest, largest and most active scifi/fantasy communities out there. Here’s a snippet of the recent interview:
What are you hoping to achieve?
E: I’m looking forward to an immense indexed database of book-blogger blurbs! I really miss my small bookstores and I’m hoping to see Andrea’s shelf-talkers in bookstores across the country. Long-term, pie in the sky? I want my small indie bookstores, new and used books, to open up again and thrive.
A: Publishers and authors are realizing that us bloggers are on their side, when it comes to book promotion. I’m hoping that bookstores will realize we can help them too, and that we want to.
click here to read the rest.
Check it out!
Bookstore Bookblogger Connection got interviewed over at Geeky Book Snob!
While you’re checking out the interview, and learning more about two of your favorite book geeks, check out some of the other great posts at Geeky Book Snob, including Book Spine Poetry, and her cartoon about if Introverts Ruled The World, which had me snorting with laughter.
Check it out, we’re on SFSignal!
Raise your hand if you’re a book blogger.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever purchased a book because of a review you read on a book review blog.
Raise your hand if you’re a bookseller and a customer has asked for a certain title because they read about it on a book blog.
If your hand is raised, Bookstore Bookblogger Connection is for you.
read the rest of the article here.
Have you submitted something to our site?
why yes, I have!
Want to help promote BSBBConxn with something shiny on your side bar?
Your wish is our command! behold, the first design (hopefully of many!) of the BSBBConxn badge! Put this baby in your sidebar and let everyone know who you blurb for.
and a smaller one that’s sidebar sized:
here’s the code to paste that bad boy right into your sidebar as a clickable image:
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Come learn a little more about the people behind Bookstore Bookblogger Connection, over at Coffee, Cookies and Chili Peppers. Big thanks to Sue for interviewing us!
Here’s a snippet of the review:
1. Could you introduce yourself?
Andrea: I’m a nerd, book reviewer, blogger, and lover of books. Bookstores and libraries are my bat-cave.
Elizabeth: uh… ditto. Sort of. I am a lifetime reader of science fiction and fantasy, and I’d have way more money in my savings account if I didn’t buy so many books. But, of course, my life would be so less the richer. I don’t review books very much any more, I found that it’s not really for me (it’s too much work!) but we keep up a running discussion on bookish life with Darkcargo.
Click here for the rest of the interview.
Bookstore Bookblogger Connection was recently NEWS on SFFWorld! check it out!
Bloggers. Bookstores. what’s the connection?
If you’re reading this, you probably love books. You love reading them, you love talking about them, and many of us love buying them. I don’t know about you, but I’m on a first name basis with everyone at my favorite local bookstore, and their store cat greets me at the door. Other than giving them all my money, how can I help independently owned bookstores promote the genre fiction that has given me so much pleasure?
read the rest at SFFWorld, and why you’re there, check out their forums and massive collection of reviews.