This past spring I attend the Online Book Bloggers and Publishers Conference and you can read about it here. Let me just repeat that it was an amazing experience that has helped me so much as a blogger! In addition, I met some amazing bloggers and authors who I continue to follow, read and learn from. It was worth every penny I paid (which was not a whole lot) and I learned more than I can measure from the conference. That being said, I am SOOOOO excited for the two day conference that will be online on August 6th and 7th. Now for the really exciting part, I am going to be participating as a moderator. **sqquuueee** Yep, little ‘ol me will be talking and moderating some great panels and get to talk with some of the wonderful people I have gotten to know online over the past several months. So mark your calendars, pay your dues, and plan on being edified (not by me but by the other amazing individuals who will be speaking at the conference).
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 it Works –
Never been to an online conference? – Well here is how ours works. It is hosted through a private Ning. The panels are audio using Blog Talk Radio and each has a corresponding chat room so listeners can discuss the topic together. Panels can be heard live and will accept callers and questions. After they can all be listened to in archive on the Ning till the end of the month. There is a $15 registration fee and spaces are limited. This 2 day event is a great resource to network and meet fellow book lovers.
We have the tentative schedule for the BBA Online Conference with the announcement of panelists to be added soon. Friday Night and all day Saturday August 6&7 radio panels and live discussions. A complete listing of the panels scheduled can be found at Book Bloggers and Authors Website here. Jonny Brodzinski Jersey