3 S.R. Johannes: Secrets to the industry - ssshhhhhh!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Secrets to the industry - ssshhhhhh!

Ha! I thought that would get your attention!

I have come across a few things I think are interesting for writers and bloggers alike:

1) The Hopefuls - Chandler Craig over at Fumbling for Fiction is posting anonymous interviews (called The Hopefuls) These interviews are with different writers that solely discuss their journey to getting an agent or a book deal. The posts are all inspiring no matter where you are in the process.

2) Book Blogger Appreciation Week is rather more than an ordinary award. It's
an organized week long thing in September, encouraging blogging community, spearheaded by My Friend Amy. Here's the link! The first Book Blogger Appreciation was observed in the fall of 2008 and occurs every September. If you decide to submit your posts as requested, you will then be in the running for shortlisting, and if you make the shortlist, you can be voted the Best Kidlit Blog! YOu can register as a reader or a blogger.

You can also nominate your favorite blogs for an award!

Amy was interviewed about the blogger week here.

You can also follow the group on twitter.

3) Kidlitosphere Fall Conference (2009 -Washington DC) - I've mentioned this before but Kidlitosphere is a community of reviewers, librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, parents, and other book enthusiasts who blog about children's and young adult literature. The have just opened up registration for their annual fall conference. The 2009 conference will take place in Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 17th. Go check out the schedule and agenda. They also have a Facebook group.


Hope you find these helpful!

17 comments:

Corey Schwartz said...

Thanks! I am contacting Chandler right now!

Kelly H-Y said...

Great information ... thanks!

Kimberly Derting said...

I've been poking around Chandler's site. Lots of good stuff on there! :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Great links! Did you get nominated? You must have. If not, I'm submitting your blog =)

Tabitha said...

The Hopefuls is a great idea!! Thanks for passing it along. :)

I'm going to participate in the Book Blogger Appreciation week, too. It's such a great way to say thanks to all those great blogs out there!!

Danyelle said...

Thanks for the links!

Lisa and Laura said...

Just sent off an e-mail to Chandler. Thanks Shelli!

Little Ms J said...

You're just chock full of tips and info. You're like a blogging Girl Scout! I love it!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks for all the cool links, Shelli!

Kelly said...

Great links as usual, Shelli! I went to the Blog Awards site to nominate you, too, but nominations closed on the 15th. I hope you got nominated!

Stephanie Faris said...

I'd be interested in joining your group. I'm sending a note to myself at my home e-mail address since I can no longer access it at work (Yahoo forces instant messengers on mail users, which causes the network to shut me down every time I log in since our workplace doesn't allow instant messenging programs for security reasons.) Anyway, I'll e-mail you tonight!

Shelli said...

sherrie and kelly - that was so sweet to think of me - thanks! :)

stephanie and corey - email chandler and see what they requirements are. :)

Lisa/laura/kimberly/stephanie - check it out! i think you'll like it.

kelly Hy, tabitha, danyelle, mrs J, PJ - hope they help :)

Katie said...

I LOVE this idea! thanks!

T. Anne said...

OOH I'm checking out the hopefuls! Thanks for the wonderful links!

Lauren said...

Talking about awards...I gave you one over at my blog :) I love how you tie things into marketing. :)

jdcoughlin said...

WoW. Thanks for that! Going to check out the hopefuls

Angela said...

I'll check out The Hopefuls--thanks! I like to hear about the journey of writers--it's so inspiring!