This year, at the start of BEA, an interesting experiment will be happening. Bloggers will be getting together at the first Book Blog UNCON. This meeting will take place on Monday, June 4th, at The Center of Fiction in Midtown. What does this mean for my readers? Well, for most of you, probably not much. But I have high hopes for UNCON. Rather than the … Continue reading Let’s Discuss “Content”
In no particularly order – The HarperCollins team is just as awesome in real life as they are in emails & on twitter. They publish great books AND they throw a hell of a party. What more can you ask for? Have you seen the vlog, Books Are My Boyfriends? If not, you need to! Kit is exactly like that in real life. Super friendly, … Continue reading 11-ish Things I Learned at BEA 2011
Milk & Cookies. Chocolate & Peanut Butter. Zombies & Bloggers. The best things in life come in pairs. Mira Grant’s Newsflash Trilogy takes her readers into a world where the people no longer trust the conventional news media, we’ve cured cancer and the common cold… and side effects include lots of moaning and attempting to eat your neighbors after you die. Georgia (George) & Shaun … Continue reading FEED by Mira Grant
As you read this I’m floating somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on a really big ship. It may or may not have wi-fi. Which seemed like the perfect excuse to post links to the blogs of some of the bloggers I met at BEA and the BBC (Book Blogger Convention). The Generalists The Zen Leaf, run by Amanda, specializes in classic & … Continue reading It’s All About the Blogs
There’s the Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, the National Book Award, Independent Booksellers Book Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize (O Canada!), The New York Times Book Review (not a prize, but might as well be), the Pulitzer Prize, the never-ending Book of the Year nominations… etc., etc., etc. So why don’t book bloggers have their own Literary Prize? I’m not talking about an award … Continue reading Why Isn’t There a Literary Prize Given by Bloggers?