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I’m still offline, but wanted to share a guest post from my friend Andrea Johnson, aka the Little Red Reviewer…
Hi! My name is Andrea Johnson, and I’ve run the book review blog Little Red Reviewer since 2010. I review primarily science fiction and fantasy, I interview authors, attend local conventions, buy books like its going out of style, and generally talk to everyone all the time about some book I really liked. I’ve done radio segments, been on live TV, and now I’m kickstarting The Best of Little Red Reviewer, a print book of my best reviews! Because why dig through the archives of my blog to find the good stuff, when I can package it in a beautiful little paperback just for you? Can blog posts and book reviews exist outside of a computer screen? Let’s find out! Click hereto learn more about the Kickstarter and what The Best of Little Red Reviewer is all about.
In the meantime, here are some Useful and Interesting things to know about running a Book Review Blog.
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Recommending books is a fantastic way to engage with your followers on BookBub. Every time you recommend a book, your post will appear in your followers’ feeds on our website and could be included in their weekly email roundup of recommendations. Readers can like or comment on your recommendation, purchase the book, or save it to their wishlists.
What you may not know is that recommendations can also help you get exposure to readers outside of your existing audience and find new fans. Check out these seven ways you can get increased visibility for your author brand on BookBub.com by recommending books!
read more https://insights.bookbub.com/perks-recommending-books-bookbub/
So I contacted Kristen awhile back and asked her if I could hijack her blog and she graciously said Yes. Because of this lapse in judgment outpouring of generosity, I’m going to try and forget that sarcasm is my love language and, instead, be professional. I’ve just launched a book and am feeling absolutely giddy with freedom, so this is easier said than done. But we’ll give it a go.
I’ve been thinking lately about something that Angela and I touch on in all of our books: The Mirror of Real Life. It’s this idea that something in our stories is like a mirror for readers that reflects back to them something of themselves. When we portray the character as this mirror, it draws readers in and encourages empathy because they recognize a commonality with the character.