The Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference is going to be held April 13-17th. Right after I started blogging I was smart enough (okay, at the time I had no idea how helpful it would turn out to be but thank goodness I attended) to attend the online conference. At the conference I have learned how to contact publishers to get books to review, what publishers are looking for when it comes to review sites (it is not all about the numbers) and I met some amazing bloggers that I keep in contact with.
This year’s Conference will be covering everything from what publishers are looking for to emerging trends in the review world. There are forums to get a critique of your site and/or reviews. This Conference is amazing and the best part is, I get to sit in my pajamas at home! Publishers have donated books so every blogger who attends get to choose from the great selection of titles offered. (They are currently taking up a large amount of space on the floor in my spare bedroom floor.)
From the invite:
We will be giving away books to all bloggers and reviewers attending and all the panels are recorded so that if you miss any live you have a month to catch up. Learn how to work with publishers and get review copies, where you can attend live events, what other bloggers are doing to promote their blogs, and gain a better understanding of how the industry works.
Simon & Schuster, Penguin USA, Bloomsbury, Sourcebooks, Bell Bridge Books, Egmont, The Wild Rose Press, MLR, Lyrical Press, Breathless Press, Ravenous Romance, Dreamspinner Press, Dark Castle Lords, and 15 more.
If you are interested in learning more visit the BBP Blog – http://bbpcon.blogspot.com
Registration is $45 for 5 days – Depending on Genre You will receive more than the price of admittance in free books – Shipping of $7 or under may be added for the shipping on the large print giveaways. If money is an issue please email us and see about helping with the conference in exchange for attending.
Thank you for your time and consideration, if you have any further questions you can email Terry Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on the panels can be found below.
- 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.
- 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?
- Audio Books – How to get them and how to review them.
- Publisher Blogs
- What Publishers Look For in a Blog – find out what publishers want to see in a review site.
- Vlogs?!? What are They? How do They Work? – how long should they be? What’s their draw? Tips and hints to make them better.
- Young Adult Books, What is Coming Out and Who is Reading
- Reviewing under 18? – Tips on being professional and how to approach publishers.
- Is YA White Washed? – What can be talked about? What goes to far? Is realism lost?
- YA Blogging Over 30? 40? 50? – approaching the genre from a different perspective and the authors writing it.
- What Publicity Departments Do – Hear from the houses and better understand what they are looking for.
- 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?
- PopUp PublishersP – Where are they all coming from?!? – Finding and reviewing new publishers. What are we looking for when we read their books?
- Reviewing: Print vs. Ebooks
- Single vs Multiple Reviewer Sites – Pros and Cons
- A Mission Statement for Your Blog
- 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.
- Promoting Your Site – Discussion on both passive and active marketing ideas.
- Negative and Positive Reviews and Why both are Needed
- Authors, Bloggers, Publishers Behaving Badly
- Blogger Burnout – Learn different approaches for getting over the burn.
- Time Management –
- What Bloggers WANT – publishers are not mind readers, what would make it easier for us?
- The Design & Technical Side of Blogging – Learn how to track stats; the intricacies of Technorati, Feedburn, Google Friend Connect, etc; HTML & CSS tricks.
- How to Help Authors Give Us What We Want
I hope to see you there!