Book Bloggers & Publishers Online Conference this week

I know I have posted about the Book Bloggers & Publishers Online Conference previously but there is still time to register and attend. I will be moderating a few of the panels and avidly listening to all the others.

We have finalized the panels so I thought I would share them here, if you are interested in attending go to http://pacomediagroup.com/:

WEDNESDAY MARCH 7, 2012


12:00 pm EST  _________ Opening Announcements

Moderators: Terry Kate, Jessica – Novel Reaction, Barb – Sugarbeat’s Books


12:30 pm EST  _________ Netgalley and Bloggers

Kristina Radke – Netgalley

Jessica – Novel Reaction – Moderator


01:30 pm EST  _________ Where Review Copies Come From

Abigail – All Things Urban Fantasy


03:00 pm EST _________  Working with Groups of Self-published Authors
08:00 pm EST _________ Legal Issues Facing Bloggers

Caridad Piniero – Author/Lawyer

Terry Kate – Moderator

09:30 pm EST _________ Blog Tours: Pros and Cons to Participating 

Heather Bannon – Kismet  Nook Touring

Barb – Sugarbeats

Terry Kate – Moderator

THURSDAY MARCH 8, 2012


12:00 pm EST  _________ Opening Announcements
12:30 pm EST  _________ Working with Authors

Abigail – All Things Urban Fantasy

 


02:00 pm EST _________ The Creative Process for Authors and Bloggers
03:30 pm EST _________ Category Romance
04:40 pm EST _________ GLBT in Publishing
06:00 pm EST _________ Publishing: The Options Available to Authors

Alexandrea Weis – Author


08:00 pm EST _________ What Authors Look for in Reviews
09:00 pm EST _________ Authors as Reviewers

Doug – Scifi Guy

 

FRIDAY M

ARCH 9, 2012

10:30 am EST ________ Opening Announcements
11:00 am EST ________ Working with Large Publishers

Gabrielle Gantz- Viking Publishing

12:30 pm EST ________ Working with Private PR Companies

Alexandra Kirsch – Planned TV Arts

Elena Stokes – Wunderkind PR

02:00 pm EST ________ Publisher Expectations
03:00 pm EST ________ Genre Diversity – Look Outside your Comfort Zone
04:30 pm EST ________ Reviews: Publisher Input
05:30 pm EST ________ Sell yourself to Publishers/PR Companies/Authors as a Professional Blogger

Abigail – All Things Urban Fantasy

07:30 pm EST ________ Creative Content: Stand Out
09:00 pm EST ________ Closing Discussion

SATURDAY MARCH 10, 2012

11:00 am EST  _______ Morning Announcements
11:30 am EST  _______ Defining your Blog – Make it what you want

Doug – Scifi Guy

Rachel – Bitten by Books

Mary – The Book Hound

01:00 pm EST _______ Keeping Social Media Social – Kristen Lamb
02:30 pm EST _______ Young Adult Feature

Jennifer Bonnell – Senor YA Editor: Penguin

Kate Lied – Publicist Bloomsbury

05:00 pm EST _______ YA Content Discussion

Kailin – Sparklesoup Publishing

Jessica – Novel Reaction

06:00 pm EST _______ Review Guidelines
07:00 pm EST _______ To Review of Not to Review Self-Pub
08:30 pm EST _______ Negative Reviews: Fallout and Fears

SUNDAY TBA FOR TIMES

For Attendees – Hello everyone, please expect a confirmation email when you register, the rest of the information will come through Friday with access to the Ning Monday before the conference.

Giveaways are handled based on the order in which people registered for the event.

Thank you for your time and consideration everyone!

Astrea Press Free eBooks!

Novel Reaction is excited to share a new publisher, Astrea Press, with all its readers. Over the next couple of months we are going to be posting reviews of several of their books. Astrea Press is an epublisher (meaning their books are published in ebook format) that publishes only sweet romance, young adult and inspirational titles. In celebration of their birthday they are giving away a free ebook each day for the month of February. You can find all the titles they have available for free at their blog here.

Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference 2012

It’s that time of year again, the Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference will be March 7-11, 2012. This Conference is an amazing opportunity to learn from industry experts from the comfort of your own home.  We already have some great panelists lined up including Sue Grimshaw from Random House Romance, Jennifer Bonnell from Penguin YA editing, Lindsey Rudnickas from NetGalley, Kristin Lamb from Wana Consulting, Don Dauria from Samhain Publishing, Kate Lied from Bloomsbury Teen, Ariel Tachna from Dreamspinner Press, Danielle Poiesz from Book Country, to name just a few. You can find the tentatively scheduled panels at  http://pacomediagroup.com/?p=45 .


Like previous Conferences, most panels will be recorded live with attendees able to listen in, call in and chat online with other attendees. The recorded panels will be available for approximately one month after the Conference has ended so you can listen again or catch any that you may have missed. A few of the panels will be pre-recorded based upon the availability of the panelists. If there is a specific topic you would like to hear please let us know.


Registration is now open at  http://pacomediagroup.com/ . We have free books for all paying attendees generously donated by different publishers. In addition, we are giving away a group of books to one blogger who posts about the Conference, you can read the details on how to enter  http://pacomediagroup.com/?p=91 .

Great Deals on Backlist eBooks!

I love a good deal! Don’t get me wrong, I want authors to receive compensation for the wonderful time they give me but there is nothing like finding a good deal so I can get more books for the price. I got my first ereader a couple of years ago (courtesy of an amazing boss), at first I thought that nothing could replace the feeling of holding an actual print book in my hands but now that I am on my second ereader (my husband very happily accepted my old one) I find myself wanting to read ebooks more and more. I love the smell of books, the sound the pages make as they are turned and the sense of accomplishment that comes from closing the book after finishing it. But, and this is a big but, I love the convenience of ebooks, I always have more than one copy with me, I don’t have to precariously perch heavy hardbound copies around my needy cat and it can hold thousands of books while only taking the space of one book. This last reason has become more and more important to me as my collection of books now numbers in the 5,000’s.

Why am I rambling on about print copies versus ebooks? Well, some authors that I have print copies of their works have released their older titles in ebook format and those books are on sale until January 8th at Backlist eBooks.com. Regardless of what type of ereader you have (or even if you read them on your phone) they have an easy option of getting that book on your device. You can read my review of The Duke’s Downfall by Lynn Michaels here, one of the many titles on sale. The titles are all on sale for $.99 (which is a killer deal) but the sale ends soon so check it out!