Oh but no matter; it will soon be remedied as I introduce myself!
This is the first time I've done Feature and Follow Friday's....my last post was sometime in July. Naturally, it means there are many more bloggers I haven't yet met! Please leave a comment below so I can get to know you and therefore, become friends with you :)
Here on Pages, I kind of tweaked the rules of Feature and Follow to fit my morals about blogging. Here are the "tweaked" rules :D
- If I followed you, you are NOT required to follow me back: only if you want to :)
- If you follow me, I'll seriously consider following you back, but it's not guaranteed
I don't like how people are required to follow other blogs in this hop. I think one should follow a blog because he or she likes it, not because he/she feels obliged because the other blog owner/writer followed him or her's blog. You know? (Being grammatically correct is a bit wordy). Life's a bit too busy to read blogs that doesn't fit one's taste.
I hope you don't mind me changing it up a bit!
Today's question is such:
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM BOOK BLOGGING THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW BEFORE ABOUT THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY?
Before book blogging, publishers were untouchables, like they were so high up there! I viewed them as
I didn't even think about the companies much. All I cared about was the book. I noticed discrepancies with how the book was formatted and how it differed from company to company, but that was pretty much it. They were just big, kind giants that let me read books.
- obscure companies that had different names and symbols on books (Penguin had a different stamp than HarperCollins) I used to think they were all different, but the same.
That sounds very childish, but mind you: I did start blogging at age 13, unlike you experienced, older adults out there on the internet. :)
I've learned many things in my four years actually :) Let's list a few:
- Publishers appreciate bloggers and their input
- You can contact an author's publicist for ARCs, review copies, giveaways
- You can talk to an author's agent or sometimes directly contact the author to find out more about him/her or just fangirl :)
- They are VERY friendly and always willing to help
Publishing companies really are nice, friendly giants. The e-mails I get in return are, however, concise and brief. But these people are busy and can't write a personal response each time, you know?
So tell me about yourself! Leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can have the pleasure of meeting you :)
Happy Friday and a happy holiday/non-denominational winter break/winter season!
P.S. I'm kind of in a Tumblr haze at the moment, and thought I'd let you other Tumbler-ers know that I am a die-hard Hiddleston fangirl (this blog's miscellaneous page has all that stuff :D)
The bookish-themed one about Thor and Loki visiting the library has an inside joke. Look at the cover of Loki's book :D If you'd like, look up "Loki and Svaðilfari", hehehehe. Prepare yourself for a very interesting story.
don't forget to.....leave a comment, ahaha :)