Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Interview with Book Blogger Anne Clarence


The Book Blogger Listing will be introducing our book bloggers to readers over the next coming months. First up is student, Anne Clarence. Anne has a lot to say about book blogging, writing and reading so let's get started! 

1. How long have you been book blogging?

Actually only two months 😳.

That absolutely does not matter. You have to start somewhere!

2. What made you start blogging about books?

Since I loved reading so much, I always wanted to discuss my favorite books with people. But none of my friends are interested in listening to me babbling about books all the time and neither are my parents. So I got the idea of making a book blog so I can share my love for reading with everyone.

3. What book genres are your favorites?

Fantasy Romance! Hahaha! I've been asked that SO many times that it’s become a gut instinct.  With romance, I’m especially obsessed with a love-hate relationship. I mean, watching them trying to resist the passion and chemistry is just so cute and sweet! Besides Fantasy, I’m actually very open to all other genres. Fantasy Romance happens to be my absolute favorite. I also love books that involve competition in any form, a.k.a schools, games, etc.

4. What book genres are your least favorites?

I actually don’t have a least favorite, I mean, I’m opened to all genres. But my last choice is probably non-fiction. I still like to read it, it just usually wouldn’t be my first choice in casual fun reading.

5. How many books do you read each week?

That depends on how much money and time I have. It can be all the way from 10 to 1. I’m not exaggerating, I can go on full reading mode and read like a flash. 

6. Do you write reviews about every book you read?

I want to, but I’m currently still a student so I don’t have that much time. If I could I would. 

7. Do you always finish a book, even when you're not enjoying it?

Yes. If I’m not enjoying it, I’ll just skip-skip-skip to the ending. Just scanning through it at least.

That’s certainly very honest of you ;)

8. Do you do any writing of your own?

Besides book reviews? Well I’m currently working on a fantasy romance novel that involves world building and all that goes along with it, but with schoolwork and the blog I just can’t find the time. I wish to continue with it and someday publish it, so people can enjoy it

9. How often do you post to your book blog?

Normally every Friday.

10. Do you still see yourself book blogging in five or more years?

Yes! If everything goes well and all, I guess. I mean, I’m currently enjoying the feeling of blogging and I really hope it lasts. 


ABOUT ANNE CLARENCE:

Anne is a book blogger, reviewer, and interviewer. She’s a high school student who lives and breathes to read books on her Kindle, Andrick. 

Anne invites readers to connect with her via her book blog, Anne's Book Reviews, and on social media:






Want to be interviewed? Let us know! Submit a contact form in the sidebar. 

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!