Friday, April 1, 2011

Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference


I just recently found out about and signed up for the Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference! It is going to be held from April 13-17th. The best part of it is that it is all online and you don't have to travel anywhere! I hear that it is very helpful for all bloggers and that we will learn a whole lot. As a bonus, bloggers who register will get tons of free books that are donated by the publishers! Who could resist the chance to learn how to be a better blogger AND get some really cool books along with that???

Here is a little info on the panels that will be held during the week:


  1. Legal Issues and Book Blogging - everything a blogger should know about disclosing book sources, the FTC guidelines and the new blog subscription system via Amazon and copyright issues.
  2. The Financial Side of Book Blogging – as affiliates, what do we need to claim on our taxes? Does our revenue have to reach a certain level before we’re liable? Is monetizing our sites really worth it?
  3. Audio Books – How to get them and how to review them.
  4. Publisher Blogs
  5. What Publishers Look For in a Blog – find out what publishers want to see in a review site.
  6. Vlogs?!? What are They? How do They Work? – how long should they be? What’s their draw? Tips and hints to make them better.
  7. Young Adult Books, What is Coming Out and Who is Reading
  8. Reviewing under 18? – Tips on being professional and how to approach publishers.
  9. Is YA White Washed? – What can be talked about? What goes to far? Is realism lost?
  10. YA Blogging Over 30? 40? 50? – approaching the genre from a different perspective and the authors writing it.
  11. What Publicity Departments Do – Hear from the houses and better understand what they are looking for.
  12. Self Publishing is Changing – What do we think? Why authors are choosing it and how self-publishing works. With the changing technology, as reviewers, are we more willing to review these titles?
  13. PopUp PublishersP - Where are they all coming from?!? – Finding and reviewing new publishers. What are we looking for when we read their books?
  14. Reviewing: Print vs. Ebooks
  15. Single vs Multiple Reviewer Sites – Pros and Cons
  16. A Mission Statement for Your Blog
  17. Attending Live Events as a Blogger – Hear from bloggers who have attended Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention, Authors After Dark, and the Book Expo of America.
  18. Promoting Your Site – Discussion on both passive and active marketing ideas.
  19. Negative and Positive Reviews and Why both are Needed
  20. Authors, Bloggers, Publishers Behaving Badly
  21. Blogger Burnout – Learn different approaches for getting over the burn.
  22. Time Management -
  23. What Bloggers WANT – publishers are not mind readers, what would make it easier for us?
  24. The Design & Technical Side of Blogging – Learn how to track stats; the intricacies of Technorati, Feedburn, Google Friend Connect, etc; HTML & CSS tricks.
  25. How to Help Authors Give Us What We Want
You can register from this link HERE.

I hope I will see some of you there! 

1 comment:

I love comments and make sure to read everyone of them. I'd love to hear what you think!

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