Thursday, August 14, 2008

Book Blogger Appreciation Week September 15-19

Amy from My Friend Amy has a terrific idea -- she's doing a Book Blogger Appreciation Week during September 15th - 19th.

Here's the basic information from her post:

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. Amy has been blogging for three years but only really got into book blogging in the last year. She 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, Amy invites 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 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 Amy and I are (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 and would like to donate some of your time and skill to me, please email Amy at mypalamyATgmailDOTcom


I'm looking forward to participating and I hope you will too!


Lezlie said...

Thanks for letting us know! I've sent my email and posted about it at Books 'N Border Collies. I hope there are lots and lots of participants! :-)


heather (errantdreams) said...

It sounds like so much fun, and I'll definitely try to keep it in mind and decide closer to the time whether I'll be participating. But I've been so busy lately with so many things that as much as I want to do it, I might decide it's just a little too much. At the very least, I don't think I've seen Amy's blog yet, so it's time to visit!

Serena said...

This sounds like a fun idea. I have already registered!

kristen said...

Sounds great!! I would love to participate... thanks for posting about it!