With on-demand publishing companies putting out the works of over 400,000 self-published titles and MFA programs cranking out a slew of new writers, readers are more and more in demand... especially readers who do not want to be writers and who are satisfied with the pure joy of reading.
Last October, while trolling through the erotica archives at my humble online retailer, I stumbled upon a book called Fifty Shades of Grey. I was shocked by what happened during and after I read it. I was completely and utterly hooked on the book.
The first annual Book Blogger Convention was officially held on May 28 at the Javits Center in New York City, immediately following the conclusion of BookExpo America. More than 200 bloggers, publishers, and authors attended.
Let's stop asking if book bloggers can make a difference. Let's start figuring out how they can operate -- with integrity and commitment, without fear of being fined -- in the coming era of new FTC guidelines.