Hello everyone and a Happy Sunday to all! I am thoroughly gutted that I don’t get to go to BEA with Thea this week. *grump*
If you are off to BEA though (Wednesday May 27 through Friday May 29), don’t forget the BEA Bloggers Conference! Thea will be moderating the Con’s Keynote this year, with panelists Patty Chang Anker (Author and Blogger), Ron Hogan (Literary Evangelist) and Kameron Hurley (Author and Blogger).
State of Blogging and Books- KEYNOTE
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM | Room A106
The term “blog” has been in use since the 1990s, and today it is more relevant than ever–almost everyone is reading, following and discovering books on blogs. Book bloggers are building a community of readers and followers that are loyal and highly engaged, and are transforming the publishing industry from the outside-in. Hear from leading bloggers on trends in book blogging, where blogging may go in the future, and how new blogging developments could impact, readers, authors, and the publishing industry at large. Get the inside track at the start of BEA 2015!!
Make sure to say hello to Thea from me!
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
FIRST CONTACT SEASON IS HERE!!!!!
On Monday, we kick off First Contact season with Kathrin Köhler’s Inspirations & Influences for her fantastic story.
Then, on Tuesday, we publish her story “Application for the Delegation of First Contact: Questionnaire, Part B”, on the blog – and you can read it here, free. We can’t wait to share it with you!
On Wednesday, we will have the monthly poll up for Old School Wednesdays
On Thursday, we have a new entry in our SFF in Conversation feature. We are proud to be hosting a round table on Diversity, moderated by Charles Tan with panelists M Sereno, Aliette de Bodard, Zen Cho, Bogi Takács and JY Yang
On Friday, we close out the week with Ana over at Kirkus with a review of Revision by Andrea Phillips
And that’s it for today! As usual, we remain…
Goodbye, Mad Men
~Your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers