I love to hear about new books as much as the next person. And I’ve noticed that some of my readership is comprised of writers. And a simple fact of life is that some have more and others less readership than I do. Certainly it’s a given that we all have different readership.
I’ve heard of blog tours, guest bloggers, etc. And this isn’t so different as that; but a little bit, yes.
I’d like to, on Sundays I think, have one or maybe a few authors post their books. Just cover image, the blurb, links to buy — no reviews, no hype, just “Here’s a book you might like, here’s what it looks like, here’s where to get it, and here’s who wrote it and (s)he can be followed at this other blog right here on the other side of this link” type of thing. Oh, I’m not saying I’ve got loads of followers nor that they’ll flock to the book, or any such thing, but exposure is exposure and it might make for an interesting trend — I mean imagine if every author who follows me does the same thing, and then every author who follows them, on down the line. Not a bad deal, right?
I’d also thought of, perhaps, another recurring feature — maybe on like Mondays — of a guess blogger. Just a post by someone who has something to say on life, love, writing, fiction, the universe … nothing too topical, it should keep in the general tone of the blog: polite, friendly, upbeat, etc.
Either way, anyone interested can use my Contact Me form to let me know. Just let me know you’d like to participate and I’ll send an invite to the email address provided. You’ll write your post, and they’ll go into a review queue. The books I’ll probably just choose up to 5 at a time in a first come first serve basis. The guest posts I’ll read and pick the one I like best and the winner will get queued for auto-publish on Monday morning; if I get more than one really good post … I’m open to suggestions on that one.
- Author Interview – J.L. Myers @BloodBoundJLM (bookbumpkin.wordpress.com)
- Guest Post: A Delightful Non-Sequitur (thesmellyvagabond.wordpress.com)
- Gaming And Tech Magazines Take A Hit In Circulation And Readership (But It’s Not All Bad) (kotaku.com.au)
- The Ultimate List of Twitter Chats for Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers! (aliceinthelookingglass.wordpress.com)
- Open Season For Tech Bloggers – Find Out Why (wiki.nginx.org)