SUMMER 2007
READ THIS!

AUTUMN 2006
READ THIS!

SUMMER 2006
READ THIS!

SPRING 2006 READ THIS!

WINTER 2006 READ THIS

AUTUMN 2005 READ THIS!

SUMMER 2005 READ THIS!

SUGGESTION BOX

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Apr 23, 2005

Comments

Dan Wickett

"Twenty blogs talking about one book may not seem earth-shattering."

It may not seem earth-shattering, but it should create some results. Beyond the well known Home Land story, there's also Quinn Dalton's recent blog dealings.

Quinn's short story collection debuted Tuesday the 19th. At times during Tuesday and Wednesday, Bulletproof Girl had an amazon rank with double digit numbers. Was this because of a number of excellent reviews in all the major Sunday review sections? I didn't notice too many of those actually. Was it because Washington Square Press had full page advertisements in all the trade magazines and papers? Didn't notice any of those either.

What was going on with Quinn?

She had an article posted on www.beatrice.com. Her book was reviewed by Scott at Conversational Reading. She did an interview with Scott as well. I believe she was mentioned on www.maudnewton.com, as well as the Cupcake sight as well. She had another article somewhere that was linked to by a blog or two. This and some readings in NC and NY recently. And in most cases, I've found that people at readings that are interested in the author, have either already purchased the book, or buy it on the spot. I doubt either has much effect on the Amazon ratings.

Twenty blogs discussing a single book will lead to other blogs discussing this book. There are newspapers and probably magazines that will mention the Read This! title. If any tie-ins can be made with independent booksellers or any radio shows pick it up, that's just another group of people exposed to it because of this.

I think for the author, and publisher, selected, twenty blogs talking about one book will be earth-shattering news.

Enjoy,

Richard Roche

The Litblog Co-op is already being noticed. The April 19 issue of the Chicago Tribune ran a lengthy article on page 6 of its Tempo section. The Metro Desk blog at the Metropolitan Library System highlighted it. I am reviewing it on my blog ricklibrarian.blogspot.com.

I read the postings so far and ordered two fiction works that no library in our co-op owned for my library. That's what this is all about. Thanks for the effort.

laura

hello. I just found LBC, via mumpsimus, and so far I like what I've seen.

nevertheless I must point out that "summer 2005" is at worst insulting and at best ridiculous for people like me who through no fault of our own are condemned to eke out our insignificant lives in the southern hemisphere. tsk, tsk.

Mark A. Rayner

I also found this endeavor via Mumpsimus, and I have to commend all of you for your work. There is too much good work gettting lost between the cracks as the traditional publishing model breaks up.

And I'm not just saying this because my first novel is being published by a boutique press -- ENC Press-- and this kind of PR is exactly what we need to get the word out. I have a read of most of your blogs (and blogrolled some of them), and I've already got a new list of books I need to pick up and read.

Thanks!

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