(member since Sep 30, 2007)
Oh Heather. I'm sorry. I had it in the Monthly Newsletter and it's been right here since the first. Same spot as always.
There's always next year, right?
Sarah, does the issue seem to have resolved itself? Did you happen to report it to Goodreads? That is the darndest thing!
And we have our winners!
For November, we will be reading Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
And for December, The Snow Child
Both books were nominated by The Book Concierge so she'll be hosting the discussions : )
Tabitha, there's no need to fear outreach. God knows I've had my share of the horrible- pushy, demanding, uninformed, generic, desperate. I've also had my share of amazing pitches - it's clear the author did their homework, it's personalized, it's endearing....
I was kind of half joking.
I was turned on to small press accidentally. In my "ahem" younger days, I just browsed bookstores and pulled down books that sounded and looked interesting. Then, because I'm a rather voracious reader, I ran out of interesting things to read off the shelves.
So I started hunting around online. And I noticed that the titles that really pulled me in were run by small press and nowhere to be found in the big chain stores I was haunting.
From there, it was just luck of the draw. I'd read a really cool title, and go to that publisher's website and browse their catalog and find more really cool titles!
This was right about the time I joined goodreads, and once I started TNBBC, I was being solicited by indie and small press authors who noticed I'd shelved books that were similar to theirs....
And that REALLY opened my eyes to just how many small presses were out there....
Great question. Of course I have my ways of sniffing out amazing titles but if I told you, I'd have to kill you all : )
Wow, Susan! Lucky lady!
Hi everyone! Are you ready for our discussion kickoff?!
Sarah will be popping in all week long to tackle any questions you have and to engage you in some convo regarding her book.
As I always do, since I work most of the day tomorrow, I'm going to jump right in with a starter question. Feel free to get an early one in too, if you like : )
Hi Sarah! Welcome back to TNBBC! I am so glad you were able to come by and visit us again.
How's the promotion for this book going? How is it different from your past promotions? (I know you are in the middle of tour right now)
Nominations are closed. I left them open longer hoping we'd get some more noms. It's looking kinda light this time....
So, polls are open.
Go here https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/1...
And vote in the two books you'd most like to read along with us for November and December.
Polls close on the 20th.
Welcome to the group. We're happy to have you.
Hi there everyone! Great questions this week, I loved seeing your reactions to the book and I am thrilled so many of you fell in love with it.
Charles, the discussion is wrapping itself up. I know you still have a few outstanding questions to get to it yet but I wanted to thank you so much for being here with us all week long. I really appreciated reading your responses and getting so much deeper into the content and preparation of the book!
It was a real pleasure having you here!
Wow you guys! There were exactly 15 entries so guess what? You all qualify!!!
Congrats to everyone!!
I'll be in touch shortly to get your deets and a confirmation before I forward your info over to the publisher!
What are some of your pet peeves as a writer? How about as a reader?
Nice job Ethan! Great choice of book and loved the conversation that took place here!
I love how you took a risk on a publisher who hadn't published anything yet! Your previous two books Lambs of Men
and Sinners of Sanction County
were each released through different publishers.
How did Fiddleblack differ from Bottom Dog Press and Casperian in regards to the attention or support throughout the editing and publishing process? How do they stack up to each other (or is that a taboo question)?
Sara, you just posted this a few days ago (see two threads below this one)
Oh, cool! I usually send email reminders out to the group (a goodreads newsletter blast mid-month) that reminds everyone of what we have going on. And then just this thread....
If you use an email service that has a calendar, you should set a date for it : )
So great to see your questions, everyone!
Charles, I'd love to hear how you came to be published by Fiddleblack.
Hey guys, are you all set and ready to go? The discussion kicks off tomorrow morning....
I'll be at work, like usual, so I'm going to jump in a bit early and get my first question in :)
First, let me thank you so much for (1) spending time with us this week and (2) being flexible with the discussion time! I know we had a slight set back with the late shipment of the books, but from the looks of all the early banter, the winners seem to think it was well worth the wait!
Ok, so let me go ahead and get this started by asking.....
What's the most interesting comment or piece of feedback someone's given you about this book?
Tina, are you trying to enter the giveaway to win a copy? The directions to do so are listed up above but the giveaway ended last month. You are free to join the discussion when it starts on the 19th, though!