Thursday, October 6, 2011

Internet Book Fair BLOGFEST!

Hey everyone.  I don't know if there is anyone out there doing this already, but I am wondering if we can have ourselves an old fashion book fair. 

I am sure most of you remember the book fairs that we had in school.  You know, they bring huge book stores on wheels and sell as many books as they possibly can in a few days.

In our digital age, there is no reason that we can't and shouldn't have ourselves a good old fashion book fair to let everyone and anyone we know about our books.  If you're interested, sign up below and spread the word.  The more books we have to talk about, the better.

We will schedule the Book Fair for 10-25-2011.  Please enter below and on the day of the book fair write a post describing your book, give links to where it can be bought, enter reviews you've received on Goodreads and other sites, and anything else you can think is relevant.

Make sure you sign up, tell people about it, and on Book fair day get out there and meet new books and authors.


GRAB THE HTML FOR THE BUTTON ABOVE AND ADD IT TO YOUR LINK.







66 comments:

  1. This sounds like fun! Thanks for the wonderful idea. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

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  2. Good idea to try and get bloggers with books all gathered in one place.

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  3. My new book won't quite be out yet for this, but I was planning on doing a post about all the new releases this fall from indie publishers. Maybe that would fit well with this?

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  4. Thank you for the opportunity! Would love to participate!

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  5. @Dianne I think that this should be fun and as long as we get a good showing, there should be a great opportunity to read some books and authors that you've never heard of.

    @LG Thanks for the support and thanks for the Retweet.

    @Susan I think that you should use this to promote your new book too. There is no reason that you can't promote a book on this that is about to come out. I think that your book is perfect for this.

    @Elk Thanks for participating. The more people that participate, the more fun this will be.

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  6. Thanks MA! I'll find a way to work a mention of Open Minds in there. :)

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  7. This looks awesome, what a great idea!

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  8. @Katie We can't wait until the 25th and we get to learn about a whole new group of authors that we've never heard of.

    P.S. To All. We have a 9 year old that just got a Kindle and he is looking for new books to read. Add them to the list and let us know about them too. There is no age limit on the book fair.

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  9. Great idea! I remember the book mobile quite fondly from elementary school. Looking forward to participating!

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  10. Thanks for letting me know about this blogfest! I don't post on Tuesdays though, so would have to work around that...

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  11. I love the idea of this! Unfortunately my blog is booked. :( I wonder it this won't turn into a monthly or quarterly thing. I definitely want to participate in the next one. Thank you for inviting Bona Fide Reflections.

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  12. @Donna, thanks for joining in.

    @Alex, Even if you can't join us on the post day, check out all of the books that come up on the list. You never know, one of us might find our next favorite author.

    @Bona Fide We want to see how this one does, if everyone likes it, and if we can get the word out. But if it works then doing it more than once would work great.

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  13. What a marvelous idea! Can't wait to join in and have sent the news socially on its way.

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  14. What a fabulous idea! Here's a link to my site: http://www.shelleybuck.com. From the menu bar, you can link to an excerpt from my travel memoir, FLOATING POINT, or to my blog, ePicaro.com. ePicaro features excerpts of travel narratives by mostly West Coast writers (fiction and non-fiction). Looking forward to Oct. 25!

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  15. @Nancy Thanks for spreading the word

    @Lori Thanks, hopefully this one is a success and we can do it again.

    @Shelley Thanks for the link, we will check it out.

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  16. Thanks so much for another opportunity to meet more new authors. My website is http://www.bettydravis.com

    I hope I filled the other link in correctly; it's the one that leads to my Amazon post of one of my books. Is that what you want?

    I copied the info needed on October 25th. Now all I have to do is remember the date. :-)

    Hugs - Betty Dravis

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  17. Great idea. Thanks. And, oh, 9 year olds with kindles are just the folks I'm aiming to reach with my fantasy e-book series headquartered at http://bekkaofthorns.com

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  18. This is a great idea, guys. I'm putting this up on my blog as we speak.

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  19. @Betty You can link it up however you want. We linked it up to the blog so that we can write a synopsis, provide links to goodreads, and the other places to buy the books. But however you want to do it works for us.

    @Steve Cam is at the Giants game today, but we will have him check it out later or tomorrow. Thanks for letting us know about your series.

    @Jay Thanks Jay. Hopefully we have a great event.

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  20. What a good idea. Is it okay if we mention more than one book?

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  21. @Janet You can mention as many books as you want. We are going to post about our two books.

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  22. Oh wow! Could you make this a yearly event? (We don't have our book ready yet) :P

    That'd be awesome!

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  23. I'm signed up, but I'm taking this a step further - I'll be highlighting my book, but also the rush of Fall Indie Authors I know (just a title/line/cover/buy link). Should be an epic post! But fun, fun. :)

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  24. @Ermiliablog We don't know how often we will do this, but so far the interest has been there and this is going to be a do again.

    @Susan I can't wait to see the post and check out all of the books. Thanks, this is exactly what we want this event to be. People meeting people meeting books.

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  25. Heard about this from Susan, great idea!

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  26. Great idea! all signed up, and you've got a new follower :o)

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  27. I plan to participate, but I'm a techno-idiot and hope I don't mess up. The HTML you posted should be added to my blog, right?

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  28. @Cheryl Thanks

    @Elle I am glad that the word is getting out there and you are joining us.

    @Jessica Thanks and welcome.

    @Janet If you add the HTML on as a side bar, in open HTML, it will come up as a button and people can click on it and find the event. If you just want to add a link on the day of the blogfest, that's fine too. We just want to make sure that everyone can find you and your books and back to find more books.

    Thank you everyone who has joined us so far. This is starting to get some momentum. Please continue to get the word out and don't forget to join us on the 25th!

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  29. How do we add the linky code? I don't see a place to copy it?

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  30. Wonderful idea. I'm signed up and following and about to grab the badge in a ninute. With one new book and a couple others to come before year end, this is heaven sent.

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  31. This is a wonderful idea! I'm definitely in and can't wait to find more books. :D

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  32. What a great idea!! Can't wait to meet more authors.

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  33. @Susan, if you click in the HTML box and hit Control A then Control C, the code will be copied for the button.

    @JL Thanks for joining us!

    @Cherie The list is starting to get really long. We should have a great deal of books to choose from.

    @Johanna Thanks, hopefully if we get the word out there the list will grow.

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  34. Hi,

    Count me in, I'm all for promoting Indie authors! ;)

    In fact, there is an Indie book promotion blog: details on my website.

    best
    F

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  35. What a wonderful idea! Looking forward to the 25th and thanks for putting this together!!

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  36. Wow!! What a great idea. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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  37. What a great idea! I hope you don't mind if I borrow it from you some time. I signed up to participate and would love to host this myself sometime. Super idea!

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  38. This is a great idea! I just signed up to participate. I used to love Book Fairs and I hope this one will generate a lot of sales for all of us.:) Thank you M.A. Leslie for the idea and the generous offering to us.

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  39. This sounds like a great idea but what genres/age groups are you accepting?

    Do you allow more than one submission? My Fireborn Chronicles(Psionic sci fi:the inevitable fusion of man, machine & the paranormal) has two books out and one awaiting an editor from MuseItUp Publishing.

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  40. @Francine We will have to check it out.

    @Charlie Let us know when you do it too and we will join you for yours.

    @Mary We are accepting books from every genre and there is no limit to the number of books you can promote.

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  41. What a lovely idea, promotion is always a minefield for writers, so thank you for the opportunity.

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  42. This is such a great idea! I don't have a book to sell (yet), but I know several of the authors represented. I'll be glad to help publicize.

    Best of luck w/it~ :o) <3

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  43. What a great idea! Glad I came across this link at Melissa's Imaginarium. I'll be there!

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  44. What a wonderful idea! I've always spent money at those book fairs:) Thank you for sharing!

    Sara

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  45. Thanks for creating this. What a wonderful idea. Thank you Jessica Bell for letting me know about it.

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  46. This is a terrific idea and I am thrilled to be a part of it - but, like an idiot, I posted the wrong link. So please forgive me, I am re-posting that book again (Hostage Heart). And I see we can promote more than one book, so I will place a post on each of my blogs. Thanks for this terrific opportunity!

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  47. I join the band of authors in thanking you.Happy days.

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  48. M.A., where do I post my blog for tomorrow's book fair? Here or at my own site?

    Salvatore Buttaci, author of 200 Shorts

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  49. This is an awesome idea. Brings back fond childhood memories too. Glad I found it in time.

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  50. Salvatore, Make sure that you create the blog post on your blog tomorrow. At the bottom of the post, add the button HTML and once people are done reading about your book they can come back and read about other people's books from the list.

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  51. Hmm, I submitted a link. I'll find out if I'm in. This is a great idea. Thanks for making it happen.

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  52. This sounds great! I'm very excited to read other writer's work.

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  53. I signed up to participate weeks ago, but I don't see my link. Here is my post for today: http://littleshepherdchildrensbook.blogspot.com/2011/10/internet-book-fair-blogfest-little.html I hope you'll stop by.

    Cheryl
    http://ccmalandrinos.com

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  54. grand-de-ooh-so idea...
    i am in well i hope, i did it right... kidding.

    have a blog-tastic day!

    jeremy

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  55. I posted to some facebook groups an told them to swing by here to find some links to new favorite books.

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  56. Dang it! Remove my link. I put in the publisher's bookstore page, then I was going to put the button on my blog. Shouldn't have done it that way. Remove Bad Spelling by Marva Dasef from the list please.

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  57. What a great idea! I stumbled upon this via Twitter just in time. I'm currently preparing my first novel, Big Leagues, for publication. It's going to be released December 1 in print and e-book and it's currently available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Big Leagues is the first in my Foul Ball Mystery Series, featuring Cat McDaniel, a rookie sportswriter who finds herself at the plate in a deadly game of hardball.

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  58. Thanks for creating this opportunity to share books. My book My Private Sessions Intimate Secrets to Unlock Your Potential is a self-help book with a twist. I use my personal story to demonstrate how to implement a innovative, effective way to understand the Science of Emotions and how to use our Talents, Abilities, and Gifts to enrich lives beyond all measure as I lead the reader to do the same. Audiences are WOWed where ever I speak by giving them concrete steps to take home with them to transform negative beliefs into empowered action in the moment. Book is available at Amazon.com
    http://successcoachinginfo.com Or call me at 321-848-4997 and I'll send an autographed copy - free shipping!

    For a further description see below.
    Chapter by chapter, Marty invites you along the roads in her life to demonstrate through her evolution that the places we are stuck are actually the exact catalysts that tell us what we need to be outrageously successful. As Marty discovers, “There is nothing to fix. Just more of you to discover.” Through her journey from running from her fear of not being good enough to embracing and authentically sharing her Talents, Abilities, and Gifts with the world, she realizes, “It is not that we are not good enough. It is that we do not use the enough of who we are to live a satisfied life.” Read My Private Sessions. Learn how to grab hold of your hidden Talents, Abilities, and Gifts. Align with your infinite inner resources. You will have all you need to manage whatever comes your way and live a rich, colorful and satisfying life.

    Marty L. Ward is an indomitable spirit, whose passion to make a difference, motivated her to write My Private Sessions Intimate Secrets to Unlock Your Potential Witness the Evolution. Marty transforms from a financially struggling entrepreneur, determinedly grabbing outside of herself for the answers to look within and be naked before the world with her inner self so that others can benefit from the wisdom, techniques, and understanding she discovered. Marty’s unique perspective illuminates the hot button topics of sex, death, money, and power in a whole new light that is liberating and inspiring. Drive with her down the Roads of her life’s journey so you can Unlock Your Potential, be wildly successful, convinced in who you are and what you have to give the world.

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  59. I've tried twice to put my link in and I can't get it to work! But it's still a grand idea!!

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  60. Can you change my link to http://kbaccellia.livejournal.com

    Right now it goes straight to my publisher's site.

    Thanks! Great idea too!

    Kim Baccellia
    Crossed Out

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  61. What a great list and event that we had today. We hope that everyone enjoyed and maybe found a book or two that they would like to read.
    Thanks for stopping in, taking a look and remember the list is going to remain on this post. I know that we haven't had a chance to visit all of them yet and will probably be popping in for the next few days.

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  62. The book fair was great--thanks for putting this together! I hope we do another one at some point.

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  63. Damn! This looks amazing and I'm just too late to join in. I'll still enjoy having a browse though :)

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