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This information should not surprise anyone but, for the most part, booksellers are baby-boomers, and bloggers are not. Blogs have only been around in a big way for the past ten years while most bookstores that are thriving today are either brand new, or they are 25+ years old. And herein is an opportunity for you. Surviving and thriving over the last 15 years ensures outstanding bookstores that are well-established in the industry and able to provide you with contacts and information that could take years to gather on your own.
And because booksellers are often baby-boomers (as am I), we may have a tendency to think we know everything and many may need to be convinced to enter these partnerships. But together, we have the tools to convince them. So, what kinds of information does a bookseller want when considering a blogger as partner? Booksellers want someone who shares their passion for books as well as the First Amendment. That said,
FOR WEEK THREE:
1. Create a one-page with information you are willing to share about your blog. How many folks read it? What kinds of books do you review? Which is your most popular post? Where do you get your books from? Are you a customer/browser of their store/blog? What kinds of things can you assist with and what kinds of assistance do you need? How long have you been blogging? Why do you blog?
That’s it. Stop. Go post something. More next week.
Sourcebooks has published this ultimate organizing resource for book lovers. The journal features 60 cross-referenced lists of literary awards and notable picks, including Pulitzer, National Book Awars, 100 Best Books of the Century and the SIBA Book Awards for Fiction since 1999.
Like her recently re-launched website – www.bibliobabe.com – Read, Remember, Recommend by Rachelle Rogers Knight keeps readers coming back to bookstores to purchase recommended books and urges users to spread the joy to other book lovers.
Rachelle Rogers Knight is a passionate reader who has enjoyed books her entire life. She has earned the Bronze Medal for “Independent Publisher of the Year”. Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens: A Reading Journal for Young Adult Book Lovers is also available.
- How well do you know your Southern lit? We dare you to use a pen on these crossword puzzles, each inspired by one of the winning titles of the SIBA Book Award, honoring ten years of the very best in Southern literature as chosen by the people who would know…Southern Independent Booksellers! A great gift for your book club, for puzzle-lovers, and anyone who loves Southern literature.