FYI, I will be participating in the Love of Reading Online Book Fair this week. What exactly is an online book fair? Well, here is how they describe it:
A cause for celebration and connection for the burgeoning online book community, the three-day fair has something for everyone, according to Fauzia Burke, a pioneer in online book promotion and president of FSB Associates, host of the successful event. With its “Love of Reading” theme, the event is designed for a wide audience–authors, publishers, booksellers, bookworms, bloggers, reviewers and anyone looking for a gift for the holidays.
“Participants will have non-stop interaction and information at their fingertips,” says Burke, along with a variety of special events and giveaways. Among the online happenings:
4Free raffles–including 3 free books an hour and one large prize giveaway per day
4Ongoing Podcasts and author readings by popular authors such as Alan Alda, Kim Edwards and Pulitzer Prize Winner Rick Atkinson.
4Guest bloggers and reviewers will blog at the fair
4Forum and discussion groups
4Reader’s Choice Award for favorite book jacket. Last year’s winner was the mega bestseller, The Thirteenth Tale.
4Roundtable discussions with topics including How to Get Your Book Published
If that sound like something you would enjoy be sure to check it out.