Friday Blog Hops!

December 21, 2012


This week's Book Blogger Hop by Crazy-for-Books is being hosted by Tea Time With Marce.

This week's question:

What Book were you determined to read this year but didn't?

Oh, wow, there are quite a few. My bookshelves are bulging with my TBR books and my Kindle is packed with unread books!Two books that I have downloaded but not yet read are City of Women and The Chaperone.
 

Both of these books are currently full price in the bookstores, but I paid $2.99 for each of them on Kindle Daily Deals!  City of Women was a Kindle Daily Deal and I found out about it with 10 minutes to before the deal expired. I was so happy to get it at that price. However, I haven't read it yet.


At the Friday Feature and Follow, hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read, the question is:

What have you learned from book blogging that you didn’t know before about the publishing industry?

I must admit that I knew nothing about Advanced Reading Copies and that I could get free books to read before they were published. I was vaguely aware that big time book reviewers from places like The New York Times must get books ahead of time, but I didn't know that bloggers could get them!

I also knew nothing about book publishing conferences such as Book Expo America, which I attended last year!

35 comments:

  1. Oh yes! ARCs is definitely the go to choice today!! BEA is a first for me too! I'd looooove to go but NYC is too intimidating for me!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I went last year but couldn't go this year. If you do get to go, NYC is a lot of fun!

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  2. How could I forget about ARCs?! I had no clue either about these before blogging.

    Old follower
    My answer

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  3. I've learned lots of stuff about ARCs too! New follower :D And your blog is so pretty!!

    Here's my FF post!

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  4. Thanks for participating in the Hop. The cover of City of Women is dreamy, hope you get to them next year.

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    1. Thank you for hosting the Hop! I definitely plan to read City of Women very soon.

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  5. ARCs is a popular answer this week, but I think it's something very specific to this industry, so it makes sense that the general public doesn't know about them. Great answer. New follower via GFC. Have a merry Christmas! :D

    My FF

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  6. I loved THE CITY OF WOMEN...hope you get to read it and THE CHAPERONE.



    I actually got to start mine on the plane yesterday. My post will explain the book and WHY I needed to start it. :)

    Stop by if you like to see my post and to see a post for 99 cent giveaways for today only....not my giveaways. Sponsored by Buy Me Read Me.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading it. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. I still don't know a lot about the publishing conferences. I have never been to one. Thank you so much for visiting my FF. New Follower :D

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    1. Someday perhaps you'll go to one! Thanks for visiting back!

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  8. I just added "The Chaperone" to my list to read. I don't know anything about Advanced Reading Copies, but would like to learn more about it. I am new to blogging and starting out slow. Thanks for your post.

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    1. Don't worry, you will do just fine!

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    2. Thanks - and thanks for stopping by my blog. I am a new follower!

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  9. I learned most of what I know by publishing myself, but it was a steep learning curve, that's for sure. I'm still baffled by a lot of it to be honest, but getting out there and doing it yourself is one way to learn things in a hurry.

    New Follow via GFC

    Julie~ New Adult Addiction

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    1. It is definitely a steep learning curve! I felt lost at the BEA last year, but I know so much more about it!

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  10. Everyone is talking about ARC's! New GFC follower, check out my Feature and Follow

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  11. ARCs and other terminology I'm continuing to learn about. It's such a fun industry.

    new follower. My FF:
    http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2012/12/feature-follow-7-publishing.html

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  12. I agree. ARCs are awesome. New follower :-)

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  13. I have learnt so much about book blogging, i didn't realize just how people are into it and now i'm hooked!! :-o)

    Hopping on thru follow my link below
    "BookShelves Of Dreams"

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  14. I didn't realize how many conferences were offered either. I hope to attend a few this year! :)

    New GFC Follower

    Bookworm Brandee

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  15. Conferences, nice one! For my post I said I can't believe how much goes into marketing a novel!

    New GFC follower :)

    http://www.readerswonderland.com/

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    1. Nowadays since authors and bloggers have to market themselves, it is a lot of work!

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