BBAW Day 4: Changing how we read

September 15, 2011

Since starting this blog I have discovered some wonderful authors which I never would have read. Not only books which I might have passed on in the past, but those which I most likely never would have heard about because from one reason or another they did not make it onto the precious shelf space at my local book stores.

The key was finding bloggers who have my taste, that might seem like an easy task to many people (especially ladies who are into paranormal), but to me it was not easy. However, I did manage to find several, among them is The Children’s War, Knitting and Sundries, Boston Book Bums and Janette Fuller and more.

What I really learned a lot from my time blogging has more to do with marketing and publishing. Before I didn’t pay much attention to book marketing, but now it seems as if I learn something new each and every day.

I learned how hard authors work to promote their books, that the “system” can be either very good or very bad but very rarely is it in the middle. I’ve learned a lot about social media marketing, blog marketing and product promotion.
And the more I learn the more I realize how little I actually know.

Zohar – Man of la Book

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7 Comments

  • lisa :) September 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Good point about book marketing – that’s definitely a new world to me since I began book blogging!

  • Jac @ For Love And Books September 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    The publishing end of books is really really fascinating to me!! And it’s something Id’ never given a thought to before joining the world of book blogging.

  • Kailana September 15, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Until I started blogging I never thought anyone read what I read…

  • Anna September 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I’ve learned a lot about the publishing industry, too, and I never would have opened Facebook or Twitter accounts if it weren’t for my blog.

  • ErinReads September 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Yeah, the ladies into paranormal have it made, don’t they? I’m glad you’ve found some bloggers that match your tastes — it’s so cool when that happens.

  • Serena September 16, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I agree there is a lot to learn about the publishing industry as a blogger and that marketing can either go really well or really poorly and I feel bad that some authors are often stuck navigating that mine field alone.

  • Julie @ Knitting and Sundries October 6, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Oh! Thanks so much for the mention! (except for romance and tons of paranormal, I read pretty much everything!) 🙂

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