Monday, February 1, 2016

Go List Yourself!


Go List Yourself!

You love books. You love to read. You appreciate well-written books and the time it takes authors to publish them. You have strong opinions about the books you read. You hate wasting time and money on a mediocre book. You race to your computer to write a review as soon as you’ve read the last page of a book. You love interacting with other book bloggers and readers.

Does this sound like you? If you maintain a book blog, you’re probably looking for ways to increase your followers, readers and visitors. Listing your book blog with a blog directory is a great way to gain followers. Maybe you’ve already listed your book blog with an online directory. I believe that you should be sharing your book blog on as many listings as possible. Taking advantage of every available blogger listing site is just good common sense – especially if the listing is absolutely FREE. The more groups and listings you join the more people who will know about you and your book blog.

The Book Blogger Listing is new. This is your opportunity to join something fresh and exciting. And...it’s FREE! I’ve started this book blogger directory because I’m just like you – I LOVE books and I love telling readers all about the books I read via my own book blogging website. The Book Blogger Listing website is maintained solely by me, Susan Barton. I’m a marketing professional with over two decades of marketing experience. I invite you to join this site by submitting your listing. From there you’ll receive:

  • A free custom header for your listing
  • Immediate access to the Book Blogger Listing Events Calendar (share your upcoming events)
  • Free social media sharing of your blog listing
  • Discounts, freebies and giveaways

I’m looking for book bloggers who regularly maintain book blogs. Blogging about books (any genre) on a regular basis is a must. If you’d like a FREE listing on the site, please submit your URL via the form in the menu. I look forward to listing you!


Susan Barton

*I hate spam as much as you do. I promise I will never spam you under any circumstances. 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Be Our Next Book Blogger of the Month


CALLING ALL AWESOME BOOK BLOGGERS:


Are you looking to increase blog visitors? Want your own Book Blogger Listing page for a period of one entire month? Then you should definitely submit a request to be our next Book Blogger of the Month!

What are the perks to being a Book Blogger Listing "Book Blogger of the Month"?



  • I'm so glad you asked! Well, for one, you get your very own page for the entire month. 
  • Your page will include information about you and your blog.
  • Your page will include a custom banner, designed specifically for you. *see example here
  • Your banner will link to your own book blogging site.
  • Your page will be shared across several social media platforms.


Your blog must meet the following criteria:



  • Your blog must be solely related to books and blogging about them. 
  • Your blog must be at least six months old.
  • Blogs must be frequently updated.
  • You must be able to do the hokey pokey and spin yourself around while singing the Star Spangled Banner backwards three times in a row. Just kidding. 


How much is this gonna cost me?


  • Nothing
  • Zero
  • Zip
  • Nada


Okay, I'm in, where do I sign up?


Submit the form below to be considered for the magical experience of being our next Book Blogger Listing "Book Blogger of the Month". 


I look forward to choosing our very first Book Blogger Listing Book Blogger of the Month! 



Friday, July 10, 2015

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Free Chapter Excerpt

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee is set to be released on July 14th, but you can read a FREE excerpt here.


  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (July 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062409859
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062409850

SYNOPSIS: An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.
Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntingdon College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She is the author of two novels, To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. Harper Lee has been awarded numerous literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Monday, June 8, 2015

5 Reasons Why Authors Should Promote Other Authors on Their Blogs


If you’re an Indie author, chances are I don’t have to tell you how difficult it can be to have your book stand out over all the other self-published books. You need every edge possible. Over the years, as a book blogger, I’ve noticed an undeniable trend among this blog genre. Many, many book bloggers are also authors themselves.

If you think it might take too much time away from writing, think again. Aside from posting book reviews, which do take a fair amount of time, you can post and share a variety of content – book tours, cover reveals, book blasts, guest posts, author interviews and book giveaways are always popular with readers, and they take very little time and effort.

If you’re an author and you currently maintain a website or a blog, you might want to consider promoting other authors. Why? Because it:

1. Keeps you from having to constantly come up with clever, engaging content for your readers.
2. Brings additional unique visitors to your blog.
3. Gives you a chance to network with other authors.
4. Allows you the opportunity to share a variety of book genres. 
5. Builds your TBR list. 

I hope this post motivates you to begin promoting other authors on your author blog! If you'd like advice on how to start, please let me know by submitting a contact form in the sidebar. Happy Blogging! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

You're a Book Blogger, Now What?


If you've been maintaining a book blog for months or even years you may be content with simply reading books and posting your reviews on your blog. Then again, you may be looking to increase your readers and followers. To build a dedicated following of readers, who will be willing to visit your blog on a frequent basis, you have to continually post new and compelling content. What types of content?

·        Giveaways – Start your own or share giveaways sponsored by other bloggers.
·    Virtual Book Tour Stops - Form ongoing relationships with book tour providers.
·    Cover Reveals – Place a form on your blog letting authors know you’re willing to host cover reveals.
·    Author Interviews – Offer to interview authors or ask them to send their own completed interviews for you to post.
·    Guest Posts – Invite authors to write guest posts that you can publish and share via your blog.
·    Memes – Come up with catchy, weekly activities to encourage your blog readers to participate in. Some ideas could be Fantasy Friday (readers talk about their favorite fantasy novels), Make It Up Monday (participants make up a stories from one-word prompts), Wow Word Wednesday (share new and wowerful words). Use your imagination to come up with unique memes.


The key thing here is keeping your readers, visitors and followers interested and engaged. Keep the new content coming and before you know it, you’ll begin to see an increase in followers and site views!