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Friday, December 21, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #4

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn't have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
  6. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  8. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Q: What have you learned from book blogging that you didn't know before about the publishing industry?

I'm probably dating myself by typing this, but when I was writing (read: 20 years ago in high school), there really was no self-publish, unless you had a ton of money. So when I started book blogging, and getting ARCs (another new one for me) for reviews (what? you mean you'll give me your book to read for free and all I have to do is write a review? -- another new one!), I was completely blown away.
Now, I love reading all these awesome (and some not so awesome) books and letting people know about them.

18 comments:

  1. Love your response! Yes, I too was blown away about getting free books and reviewing them.

    New follower
    My answer

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  2. Yeah ARCs were a whole new experience for me as well! Was blown away at the idea of getting a book months before it released to read!!

    Of course now I know the downfall...if you don't stay on an ARC list, your wait for the next book is even longer! lol!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. Very good answer. It is so interesting how things have changed with self publishing too. I'm a new follower.

    My FF

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lisa! I'm following you back :)

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  4. New follower from the blog hop :)

    I love your blog, super cute title too!

    http://thefictionconniption.blogspot.com/2012/12/feature-and-follow-friday.html

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    1. Thanks so much! Originally I wanted a Tinker Bell theme, but this is so much beter!

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  5. Wonderful answer. Self-publishing is a great option these days!

    Thanks for stopping by my F&F! :)

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    1. Love the way your blog looks Rain! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. What a fantastic answer! Thank you so much for stopping by my FF. New Follower :D

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  7. I love your answer! I didn't even know about self-publishing when I started blogging! New GFC follower :D

    Here's my FF post!

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  8. I know! I love reading books for free too! :)))))) Thanks for stopping back and following! I'm returning the favor ;)

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  9. Hi Kristin!
    Thanks so much for stopping by Pages :D Yeah, I remember talking to my Dad when I was younger (like 6-ish) and I told him about my dreams to be a published author. And he told me "We can talk to a publishing company, but you might have trouble"
    "Then I'll publish it myself"
    He told me that it was really expensive and difficult to self-publish, but I never realised that now I can actually self-publish for very little. Times have changed!

    Following back :D
    -Kirthi

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  10. I didn't know there was self-publishing either. And ARC's are definitely the best part of blogging. Thanks for visiting my Follow Friday. =] New GFC and Twitter Follower. =]

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  11. yes i was pleasantly surprised to find people want to just give me books! yes please! Thanks for the follow , following you back via GFC ! - Katie @ Inkk

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