I’ve been thinking long and hard about Blogger Book Fair and how to make it more manageable. I’ve decided to simplify things as much as possible.
The new schedule will split the event into three separate events throughout the year.
March: Realistic Fiction
July: Non-Fiction and Poetry
November: Speculative Fiction
Upcoming Blogger Book Fair:
August 1st-14th – Preparing to open sign ups for Speculative Fiction
August 15th-September 30th – Sign ups Open for Speculative Fiction
October 1st-31st – Organizing Event for Speculative Fiction
November 1st-9th – Finalizing Event for Speculative Fiction
November 10th-14th – Blogger Book Fair: Speculative Fiction
November 15-30th – Break and Continued Promotion for Speculative Fiction
How it Works:
I’ve decided to start charging authors, both because of the enormous amount of work I do and because we want to give our readers some awesome prizes. I wanted to keep it inexpensive, so books 20,000 words or more are $5 and short stories less than 20,000 words are $2. Authors can submit up to 7 of each type. Most of the money received will go toward prizes and advertising, only a small portion will go toward buying Dr. Pepper for my fuel and Bath Salts for my recovery. Invoices will be sent within 48 hours of sign up and must be paid by October 10th.
Authors and Bloggers will each host 5 authors on their blog during the Blogger Book Fair. Participants will be matched up according to genre and age categories. Once I match everyone up an email will be sent out containing a list of your guests and links to the information you can use on your blog.
In return for your payment, you’ll receive a certain amount of spots (depends on the number of books you ordered) on the main giveaway Rafflecopters which will result in more followers for you.
Bloggers will also receive spots on the Rafflecopters.
More information is available on the FAQ page and on the Sign Up Pages:
Any further questions may be submitted to me via email at bloggerbookfair [at] gmail [dot] com.