Blogger: Rachel Zurakowski
Location: Books & Such main office, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Last week I found out about blog carnivals. Perhaps I’m behind the times and everyone else knows what these are, but just in case, here’s a definition from Wikipedia: “A blog carnival is a type of blog event. It is similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Each edition of a blog carnival is in the form of a blog article that contains permalinks to other blog articles on the particular topic.”
This Thursday, November 19, I would like to use my blog to create a blog carnival of sorts, bringing together as many blogs as I can that relate to the book publishing industry and writing. If you have a blog that you would like included in the post, please email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Blog Carnival.” I’ll post all of these book publishing-related blogs in my Thursday post, and we can browse the blogs together and share interesting tidbits on the comments section of the Books & Such blog. I’ll have more detailed instructions on Thursday, but for now I need links. So send them to the “representation” address above.
Blogs are a great tool to help authors connect with readers, and I believe that blog carnivals help blogs to gain readership from other blogs on similar topics.
Did you already know about blog carnivals? Have you participated in any?