Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Panels - More to Come

The conference is coming up in the next couple of weeks and the organizers are hard at work putting together various panels to help everyone become better informed. Some of the bloggers who will be participating on the panels will be Terry Kate from Backseat Nightmares, Rachel from Bitten by Books, Jessica from Novel Reaction, Jackie from Literary Escapism and JoJo from JoJo's Book Corner. We'll also be talking with Goodman Media (Egmont USA) Senior Vice President Virginia Anagnos and Penguin Group Executive Editor Jennifer Bonnell.

Panels are still being developed, so if there's one that should be included, let us know. Check out what is currently in the works:
  1. Legal Issues and Book Blogging - everything a blogger should know about disclosing book sources, the FTC guidelines and the new blog subscription system via Amazon and copyright issues.
  2. The Financial Side of Book Blogging - as affiliates, what do we need to claim on our taxes? Does our revenue have to reach a certain level before we're liable? Is monetizing our sites really worth it?
  3. Audio Books - How to get them and how to review them.
  4. Publisher Blogs
  5. What Publishers Look For in a Blog - find out what publishers want to see in a review site.
  6. Vlogs?!? What are They? How do They Work? - how long should they be? What's their draw? Tips and hints to make them better.
  7. Young Adult Books, What is Coming Out and Who is Reading
  8. Reviewing under 18? - Tips on being professional and how to approach publishers.
  9. Is YA White Washed? - What can be talked about? What goes to far? Is realism lost?
  10. YA Blogging Over 30? 40? 50? - approaching the genre from a different perspective and the authors writing it.
  11. What Publicity Departments Do - Hear from the houses and better understand what they are looking for.
  12. Self Publishing is Changing - What do we think? Why authors are choosing it and how self-publishing works. With the changing technology, as reviewers, are we more willing to review these titles?
  13. PopUp Publishers - Where are they all coming from?!? - Finding and reviewing new publishers. What are we looking for when we read their books?
  14. Reviewing: Print vs. Ebooks
  15. Single vs Multiple Reviewer Sites - Pros and Cons
  16. A Mission Statement for Your Blog
  17. Attending Live Events as a Blogger - Hear from bloggers who have attended Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention, Authors After Dark, and the Book Expo of America.
  18. Promoting Your Site - Discussion on both passive and active marketing ideas.
  19. Negative and Positive Reviews and Why both are Needed
  20. Authors, Bloggers, Publishers Behaving Badly
  21. Blogger Burnout - Learn different approaches for getting over the burn.
  22. Time Management -
  23. What Bloggers WANT - publishers are not mind readers, what would make it easier for us?
  24. The Design & Technical Side of Blogging - Learn how to track stats; the intricacies of Technorati, Feedburn, Google Friend Connect, etc; HTML & CSS tricks.
  25. How to Help Authors Give Us What We Want


bookdout said...

Sounds like a great line up of topics!

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Sounds wonderful ;)
I'm so glad I found you from Book Blogs.

Mundie Moms said...

This is so awesome! I am so bummed I can't attend, as it's the same week I'm working TLA here in Austin. What a great idea and I hope to attend in the feature!