Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Pubbed peeps—Could this be you?
One of the best things about blogging is making new friends and “meeting” other authors, both published and pre-published. And doing author interviews reminds me of my favorite part of print journalism—asking questions and sharing information.
Even though my blog is only a few months old, I found myself wanting to pay it forward on the next level. The result? A new page called Books by Blogging Friends that helps promote my friends, followers and subscribers, whether they’ve published traditionally or have self-published.
I’ve added three authors whose book reviews and author interviews have already appeared on Bird’s-eye View, Stephen Barnett, Elizabeth Varadan (http://elizabethvaradansfourthwish.blogspot.com) and Ann Carbine Best (http://anncarbinebest.com). Ebony McKenna’s romantic fantasies Ondine: The Summer of Shambles and Ondine: The Autumn Palace (http://ejmckennablog.blogspot.com) will be featured next. Each has written a highly memorable book, and the new blog page includes a mini review as well as links for more information.
It’s my goal to have a blog that is more about you than it is about me, although I’ll be sure to keep you posted about my major writing milestones. If you’re a published follower or subscriber and would like to be added, please let me know; my e-mail address is mefayard(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Let me know as well if you’re interested in having your book reviewed on Bird’s-eye View, doing an author interview and/or co-hosting a book-giveaway contest. All reviews that post on Bird’s-eye View also go on www.amazon.com and www.goodreads.com in addition to the Books by Blogging Friends page. Book reviews and author interviews run every other Tuesday and Thursday.
I’d like to thank author Alexia Chamberlynn (http://alexiachamberlynn.blogspot.com) for inspiring this idea with her Awesome Books page. I hope you’ll take a moment to check it out as well!