Ello all! Awesome news! I'm not sure if any of you subscribe to Authors Publish, a magazine dedicated to - you guessed it! - authors and helping them further their careers, but I've been a subscriber for the past couple of years and it's been such a valuable resource for me. Mostly it's reviews of prominent literary journals, but there are also writing prompts, competitions, and the occasional article on craft or the bookish industry. (Hint: you guys should totally subscribe. It's an awesome magazine. :D )
As you all know, I blog about readerly love over at YA Asylum, and I get quite a few emails from authors, whether that's asking me to participate in blog tours and cover reveals, requesting reviews, or any number of the other tasks writers need to figure out (often when they JUST REALLY WANT TO WRITE instead of dealing with all these pesky marketing things ;) ). But I've found that there's a right way and a wrong way to go about asking things from book bloggers such as myself.
... see where this is heading?
Indeed, I've published an article in Authors Publish on the often-overlooked connection that bloggers and authors can forge! I had such a lovely time writing it and I'm so happy that Authors Publish chose to share it with the writerly community. :D
Check out the article right here, entitled Book Bloggers & Writing Success: Exploiting the Connection. Writers, I do hope it helps! Any suggestions? Have you accidentally committed one of the sins? ;) What was the outcome? Bloggers, could you relate? What tips did I miss? Any horror stories of rude authors contacting you?
I can't wait to hear your thoughts, guys! xx