Friday, August 15, 2008

Book Blogger Appreciation Week

My Friend Amy is holding this and I thought it was a fun idea. I signed up, and you should too!

Book Blogger Appreciation Week September 15-19

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 top 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


Drew said...

Now, Lauren:

This is a totally awesome idea, but it's missing one thing--a way for all of us fans of book bloggers to participate. I'll send you flowers or candy or something, but you need to come up with a way for fans/authors/publicists to get in on the love-for-you-guys action, too.



Shooting Stars Mag said...

Drew: Glad you like the idea (I wish I came up with it, but alas, I did not...though I'm definitely excited about it!) And you can get in on the fun!!
If you read the section about the readers and another section a little further I believe, it lets you know what to do to sign up and that you'll have some fun stuff going on as well!
Is that what you meant? If not, I can definitely email and see if you have a question. :)


robin_titan said...

i've been reading about this on other blogs and each time they mentioned my friend amy, at first, because i'm so darn slow, i thought they all had a friend amy, then i realized that was the name of the blog haha i'm so slow sometimes

lc_intocable at

Shooting Stars Mag said...

robin_titan: Nah, it's definitely something I would do. It does seem that way when just reading it and not really paying attention.