Friday, August 22, 2008

Book Bloggers Appreciation Week

My Friend Amy will be holding a Book Bloggers Appreciation Week in September. Check out the rules then go sign up!

Book Bloggers: You work hard. You read books, you write reviews, you maintain relationships with your readers, publicists, and authors. You are constantly running to the post office to mail your giveaways and participating in carnivals to help boost traffic. You sometimes want to faint when you see the size of your TBR pile, but faithfully you read. And you do it because you love it. Book blogging is for most a hobby. But it's a hobby that takes a lot of work and time. It's a labor of love.

I've been blogging for three years but only really got into book blogging in the last year. I have found, without a doubt, that book bloggers are the kindest, most open minded, and supportive group of bloggers on the internet. With book blogging, it's about community and a love for the written word.

The Readers: We love you! You don't have a blog, but you read our reviews and share your thoughts with us. You enter our giveaways and click on our Amazon associates link. We do this for you and appreciate your readership. We hope you'll join in the fun and festivities of BBAW! (we'll have a special contest just for you!)

Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Acknowledging the hard work of book bloggers and their growing impact on book marketing and their essential contribution to book buzz in general, I am excited to announce the first Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Think of it as a retreat for book bloggers and a chance for us to totally nerd out over books together. And of course, shower each other with love and appreciation.

Register: In order to experience the maximum impact of the week, I invite you to register your participation (just like a retreat)!
To register, just send an email to bookbloggerappreciationweekATgmailDOTcom with your blog url and what you consider your niche...i.e, general book blog, classics blog, personal blog with a healthy dose of books, YA books blog, etc. Then, add one of the two buttons at the bottom of this post to your sidebar. If you are a reader (no blog) just send an email announcing your plans to follow along.
Why bother? If you register, you will be added to a book blog directory which will exist long after this week is over. Additionally, you will receive one raffle entry into the daily giveaways during BBAW here at My Friend Amy.

Awards: Oh yes, there will be awards. The Oscars of Book Blogging. :) Nominations start next week.

Spread the Word: If you are excited about this idea like I am and the other book bloggers who are helping, please consider writing a post on your blog announcing this event and inviting other book bloggers and readers to join.

Help Wanted: If you have a talent for designing buttons (like those below) and would like to donate some of your time and skill to me, please email me personally at mypalamyATgmailDOTcom.


oh said...

Don't know if I made the deadline to be in the running for TWILIGHT, but hope this will count as throwing my hat into the ring!

SEveral weeks ago, in B&N, there was an entire table dedicated to the series. I slouched on by, fairly indifferent, but noted the black covers and figured "mystery" or "suspense" or some such.

Then I "heard" something about the series somewhere. Then my daughter was talking about it. OMG! I rarely miss out on a new trend, having some friends who attend the Javitts Center major mother book conference of the year. They failed to mention Meyer's books.
Anyway, Nory promised to lend it to me after she lent it to a friend who requested it.
She relented on hearing my voice and last night, handed it over.
But I was too tired to begin!!!!
She touts it as a page turner, and something different.
I look forward to giving it whirl.

oh said...

Bobbi, this will make you laugh but I've posted an entry on BBAW along with a picture (button) but have not yet figured out how to get the picture in my sidebar...grrrrr...and have a million errands to do by noon. ...why does simple tech stuff make me crazy sometimes? anyway I'll work on it later.

Framed said...

What a great idea. I just saw this on another blog and certainly want to participate. BTW, thanks for visiting my blog.