Tag Archives | Blogging

The Words Are Mightier Than The GIF

FACT #1: Using GIFs is way more fun that writing out an actual review. FACT #2: GIFs can only say so much. GIFs are great devices for pre-publication buzz since you want to ignite positive – or negative (yikes) – reactions without spoiling the book’s contents for your fellow readers. And while GIFs are entertaining, they’ve never propelled me into purchasing a book the same way a good solid review with WORDS will. For instance: […]


Behind the Scenes: An Interview with Book Bloggers Alexa & Elena & A Giveaway!

So, a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of finally, finally meeting Alexa (of Alexa Loves Books) and Elena (of Novel Sounds) at BookExpoAmerica. They’re two amazing, unique book bloggers who are incredibly knowledgeable & excited about books, and are truly just a shining example of how book bloggers brighten, enrich, and help the publishing industry thrive. Along with a few other PubCrawl ladies, I had an amazing time talking to both of them […]


Ask Alex: The Blogger’s Dilemma

This month’s question came to me via email, and kept me thinking for a good long while. As always, I’m happy to take questions here in the comments, but you’re more than welcome to email me if you’d like to ask privately. I’ll always double-check to make sure it’s okay to post the question here. From Kim: A lot of book bloggers—myself included—hope to get the chance to be a published writer or end up […]


Blogging: An Existential Crisis

Do you blog? Do you dare to blog? Some writers agonize over if they should blog or not. For me, the question isn’t ‘To Blog or Not to Blog?’ but ‘What Should I Blog?’ It’s more complicated than it sounds. We’ve all been asked at some point during our writing endeavors, ‘Do you have a website? Do you have a blog?’ New writers trying to break into the industry frequently wonder if they should start a new […]