Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Writing Wednesday:What is Blogger Book Fair Anyway?

If you're visiting from Blogger Book Fair - Welcome to my page! I posted author interviews from some very interesting Book Fair YA authors on Monday and Tuesday - Marshall Best and Maren Dille were awesome to interview! - and Eliza Tilton's interview  is coming up tomorrow...

But I thought I'd take a minute to talk about the Book Fair itself, for other readers who are wondering... what the heck is going on?

Blogger Book Fair is only in it's second year, and has already attracted hundreds of authors and bloggers - with 17 different contests authors could enter, sponsored by different blogs, reviews, interviews, free and reduced price books only available through the Book Fair... and Reader's Choice Awards. (We'll get to those in a minute.)

Kayla Curry is the organizer extraordinaire, and has been doing a great job of keeping everyone organized and on target. (I'll bet she's already planning on making it a team effort for next year, kind of like the A-to-Z Challenge team...)

The first Blogger Book Fair was held in June 2012 and organized like a blog hop. The plan is to hold an online Fair every six months to showcase authors and their books. Participating blogs will have giveaways, discounts, and other events you can't find anywhere else.

As for the Awards.... With each Blogger Book Fair, every book entered is entered in 1 to 3 categories, depending on genre of the book. Categories must have at least three books competing. Voting takes place during the fair and the winners for each category will receive a web badge and a permanent place on the Book Fair page!

The BBF Reader's Choice Awards are hosted by Sheri on the Shut Up and Read blog.

Authors are allowed to campaign for your books! Get the word out there and tell your readers to vote! So, umm, this is me telling you (cajoling you, begging you...) to go vote for SON OF A MERMAID in the Fantasy and YA categories. I would loooooove to have that BBF badge on my website!!

Here's how it will work:
1. Each book will be listed by categories according to the information given by the author.

2. Anyone and everyone can stop by the Shut Up & Read blog between July 22 and July 25 and vote via blog poll for their favorite book. You can vote for one book from each category. Each IP address can only vote once for each category.

3. Votes will be tallied and winner for each category announced on the last day of the book fair, July 26.

4. Category winners will receive a book fair winner web badge to proudly display on their blog.

Any questions? So... first, go vote (for my book!) and then check out the incredible stuff going on around the blogosphere with this Book Fair! Enjoy!!!


  1. Subtle vote seeking blended in well there ;) Did you see Kayla's email about next February's event? Hope you're enjoying this year's event!

    1. LOL, was I too obvious?

      Actually, I'm just getting home from several days of college visits with my oldest...trying to play catch up with emails and blogging! But yes, am enjoying this event!


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