It's almost time once again for the Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference (BBOPC). This conference brings together bloggers, publishers, and authors, in order to "help us advance communication" between them.
I attended this conference last year, and I found it highly informative. One of the things that I loved was the fact that the discussions remain posted for about a month, so you can come back and listen to them later.
Attendees can also request some free books provided by the publishers. I see there aren't too many this year to interest me, as the majority of them are paranormal and romance, neither of which hold much interest for me. However I found the conference informative enough last year to justify attending, even if I wind up finding only a couple of books of interest.
Some of the topics that will be covered:
- Where do Books Come From: Review Copy Distribution
- What Authors look for in Reviews
- What PR Departments do
- Building a Relationship with Publishers
- To Review or Not to Review Self-Pub
- Book Blogging as a Business?