Hey Guys, as I’ve told you guys before a couple weeks ago, I will be taking part in the upcoming Book Bloggers and Authors Online conference and the time is coming really fast.
I have so information about the conference to share with you and I hope you guys are going to participate, this is going to be tons of fun!
“The Book Bloggers and Authors Online Conference is taking place August 6-7, Friday night and all day Saturday. As a book blogger I am always looking for ways to help authors and work together. To this end I have organized a sequel to the Book Bloggers and Publishers Conference this past March. This will be a great opportunity to network with bloggers and authors, industry professionals will also be in to help share their thoughts about online book promotion. Learn what blogs are working on. What authors are or should be looking for. Our similar goals make working together a great benefit to sharing books online.”
- Terry Kate - Romance in the Backseat.
Conference Registration - $15 - http://bbpcon.blogspot.com
Goals of the Conference:
Authors and Bloggers are both working together online to reach out to readers and spread the word about the books we read and love. We all face challenges with online promotion that can be alleviated by working together. By streamlining the process of co-operative work between Authors and Bloggers we can move forward using social media and online outlets to expose more readers to more books.
*** How this Conference works:
The Book Bloggers and Authors Conference is an online event. It will be posted on a private Ning. The panels are live audio using blog talk radio. This allows for the interactive flow of conversation as well as allows for callers to ask questions. While each Panel goes on there is a set chat room allowing attendees to discuss the issue together as they listen. These recorded panels are available to listen to in archive during and after the conference.
- Once Again, Conference Registration is @ http://bbpcon.blogspot.com
Here’s The Tentative Schedule so far! (Panelists and specific times will still be added)
ALL TIMES ARE EST
Time TBA - Panel for International Bloggers -
What do international bloggers face that is different from other bloggers?
Panelists Larissa of Larissa's Bookish Life
Moderated by Jessica of Novel Reaction an What do international bloggers face that is different from other bloggers?
6 - 6:30 pm - Opening Event - How the conference works - what we will be talking about. Meet the Moderators. Ask any Questions you might have and bring up any points you want to make sure we address.
6:30 - 7:30pm - The Art of the Review
Hear how reviewers approach writing their reviews as well as authors weigh in on what they look for and appreciate.
Panelists - Sabrina of Cheeky Reads
Moderator - Jessica of Novel Reaction
7:30- 8:30 pm - Be a Better Guest Blogger/How to Guest Blog
Learn what bloggers and readers are looking for. What is important to include when you guest blog. What is the blogger's part and what is the author's/guest's. How to bring more attention to your guest blogs.
Panelists - TBA
Moderator - Terry Kate
9 - 10:30 - Should Authors have Blogs?
A round table discussion on the benefits and downsides of authors having blogs and what other possibilities are open to them.
Panelists - Author Gail Fraser,
Moderator - Terry Kate
11am - 11:30 EST- Opening Panel
11:30-12:30 - Finding the Right Blogs
What makes a blog a good match for what you write? How do you find them? What can you do to work with them, how to get in contact, SEO and web search secrets.
12 - 1pm - Approaching Authors and Publishers
Bloggers, how do you approach authors and publishers? What makes your blog stand out to them. ARCs, Authors, Interviews, the important parts and procedures.
1 - 2pm - The Book Trailer Debate
So to make or not to make a trailer. Where can you put it, and who can you get to watch them?
Moderator - Jessica
2 - 3pm - Time Management - Promotion
This is a good thing for all of us in life. We are bringing in some pros to talk about time management and the benefits it can have on your promotion.
3:30 - 4:30pm - Live Events and Happenings - Important to Bloggers AND Authors
We need to reach out as authors and bloggers - so lets talk about how to go about it. Book signings, conferences, libraries, book stores and more. Where to go and how to go about it.
5 - 5:30 pm - Get your books Reviewed
Authors roll in getting reviewed and why that is important. Is it all on your pub? What is the proceedure and what falls to the reviewers. Discussing why it is important to get reviewed.
Panelists - Larissa of Larissa's Bookish Life.
Moderator - Terry Kate
5:00 - 6:00pm - Bloggers Working Together - Co-operation
Blog hops, memes, networking, and reaching out to fellow bloggers.
Panelists - Rebecca - Dirty Sexy Books
6:00 - 7:00pm - Blog Tours Pros and Cons
Are they good for bloggers? Do they benefit authors? Hear from bloggers, authors, and those who organize the tours.
7:00 - 8:00pm - What makes a Great Interview-
Authors Weigh in on what they like to be asked and bloggers what makes the returned answers stand out.
Panelists - Ilona Andrews http://www.ilona-andrews.com/ -
Stacia Kane http://www.staciakane.com
9 - 10:30 - How Can Bloggers and Authors do it Better?
Wrapping up the ideas covered during the conference and discussing the future of Blogger author relations.
Thursday Night - August 5th - to make sure your set up is working.
9 - 9:30pm - Fix Your Facebook
Authors and bloggers, face book is important. It is an easy location to use for us to learn about each other. It allows you to use links, display info and get together with readers and other industry folk. Get yours set up the right way and get the biggest benefit from having a Facebook account.
Hope to see you all there!
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