Are you a book blogger? It doesn’t matter if you are a newbie or a veteran, I can’t tell you how essential the Book Bloggers & Publishers Online Conference is. This will be my third year attending and already I’m anticipating making more great publishing contacts, learning invaluable insider info, tips, tricks, and ways to become a better blogger, and networking with industry professionals. And I’m not even talking about all the review copies every person who registers gets for FREE from publishers like Simon and Schuster, Penguin Book Group, Random House, Bloomsbury Publishing, Samhain Publishing, and more! The cost is $45 dollars and I’m telling you it’s worth every penny. If you’re on the fence or have any questions, leave me a comment. Otherwise Register now!
We already have some great panelists (see below for a full schedule) lined up including Sue Grimshaw from Random House Romance, Jennifer Bonnell from Penguin YA editing, Lindsey Rudnickas from NetGalley, Kristin Lamb from Wana Consulting, Don Dauria from Samhain Publishing, Kate Lied from Bloomsbury Teen, Ariel Tachna from Dreamspinner Press, Danielle Poiesz from Book Country, to name just a few.
Like previous Conferences, most panels will be recorded live with attendees able to listen in, call in and chat online with other attendees. The recorded panels will be available for approximately one month after the Conference has ended so you can listen again or catch any that you may have missed. A few of the panels will be pre-recorded based upon the availability of the panelists. If there is a specific topic you would like to hear please let us know. Registration is NOW OPEN open. We have free books for all paying attendees generously donated by different publishers. In addition, we are giving away a group of books to one blogger who posts about the Conference, you can read the details on how to enter.
*All Panels are Subject to Change
WEDNESDAY – MARCH 7TH – FULL SCHEDULE
Panels – Opening Day
Where do Books Come From: Review Copy Distribution – Netgalley – Goodreads – Publisher Blogs: Tor.com, Romance at Random, USA Today Book Blog – Review Guidelines: Don’t be Overwhelmed
THURSDAY – MARCH 8TH – FULL SCHEDULE
Panels – Working with Authors
Approaching Authors – The Creative Process for Authors and Bloggers – What Authors look for in Reviews – Publishing: The Options Authors Have Now – Should Authors Review?
Genre Discussions: Category Romance – GLBT – Inspirational – More TBA
FRIDAY – MARCH 9TH – FULL SCHEDULE
Panels – Industry Day
What PR Departments do – Working with Private PR Companies – Blogging’s Role in “Traditional” Media – Building a Relationship with Publishers – Obligation to Publishers: What are the Expectations?
SATURDAY – MARCH 10TH – FULL SCHEDULE
Panels – Young Adult Focus – Online Safety – Keeping Social Media Social – Review Guidelines: Defining Your Blog
Negative Reviews: Fallout and Fears – Finding Independent Presses and Mis-use of the Term – To Review or Not to Review Self-Pub
What Bloggers Want: Don’t make Publishers Read Our Minds – Book Blogging as a Business?
SUNDAY – MARCH 11TH – FULL SCHEDULE
Panels – Time Management – Online Organization Specialist – Writers Block: Creativity Coach
Covers: How Important are They? – Graphic Novels: Reading and Reviewing – Meet Your Local Book Store – Blogger Manifesto 2012
What are you waiting for? Register today!