Thursday, December 20, 2012

Feature and Follow: What have I learned from blogging?

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

Here are the rules to the blog hop!
To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  • (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  • (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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”
  • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  • 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?


Geesh. What have I NOT learned? I have met so many people, other bloggers, authors, etc who have taught me so much. I've learned how people promote their books-- the difference between self publishing and the standard publishing route. I've learned about ARCs, and other acronyms (TBR list, dreaded DNF list, etc). I've learned the difference between selling a book as a complete book and selling by proposal. I've learned the importance of crit partners. I've learned that it may take 30 drafts or more to get to your final copy and sometimes, editors take you in a direction you didn't want to go.  And so much more! It's been such an educational ride!


Enter some great giveaways and Happy Friday!
Current Giveaways
1. Interview and Giveaway of dystopian YA novel, There Comes A Prophet by David Litwack, US/Canada giveaway of paperback of his book
There Comes a Prophet giveaway

2. End of the World Blog Hop Giveaway, Interview and Giveaway with Elizabeth Richards, author of Black City, 12/13-12/22
Black City Giveaway

3. Interview with Jennifer Lane, author of Streamline, US giveaway of signed paperback + bookmark and International giveaway of e-copy, 12/16
Streamline Giveaway

4.  Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop Featuring Keary Taylor, author of Eden and What I Didn't Say! (US only), 12/21-27
Keary Taylor Giveaway


  1. Yep, ARCs are definitely popular today! There's lot I learned as well, stuff that I never really realized too!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I feel exactly the same way! I've learned EVERYTHING from this community! :D Old follower here. Have a merry Christmas! :D

    My FF

  3. Have a great week-end.

  4. i know right, i knew nothing before blogging ! check out my FF *New Follower* ~ Katie @ Inkk

  5. I agree. I've learned so much and there's still so much to learn.

    new follower. My FF: