Monday, September 3, 2018

More amazing BOOK PROMOTERS/BLOGGERS that YOU should follow!

This is my third post honoring and recognizing some of the many book promoters who blog, post, review, promote, and help readers and authors connect with books. I hope you take the time to read about them and follow them on social media (and check out the previous posts!) 

Reading With Robin, hosted by Robin Kall:

Reading With Robin began in 2002 as a radio show. I hosted the show on WHJJ 920AM Saturday mornings at 7AM for 10 years interviewing authors such as: Jodi Picoult, Augusten Burroughs, Jennifer Weiner, Elizabeth Berg, Alice Hoffman, Chris Bohjalian, Tom Perrotta, Henry Winkler, Adriana Trigiani - the list goes on. I currently host the show on iTunes - the Reading With Robin podcast contains the same interview style with awesome authors but without the commercials :)

Recent guests include: Caroline Kepnes, Mary Alice Monroe, Mary Kay Andrews, Amy Bloom, Kelly Corrigan, Jennifer Egan, Stephen Chbosky, Jen Lancaster, and Judy Blundell. I am currently reading books for spring/summer ’19 and am looking forward to sharing the pick of the litter with my readers. There are currently over 10,000 fans on the Reading With Robin page which is where I like to share books I’m enjoying, books I’m excited to read, with exclusive giveaways and photos of my pup, Benny Irving!

I also host a monthly author series in Providence, RI called The Point Street Reading Series. Started in the spring of 2016 this award-winning series is THE place to be on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. We have hosted over 150 authors in the series including: Lucy Tan, Ann Leary, Stephen Kiernan, Sam Graham-Felsen, Hala Alyan, Courtney Maum, Rob Spillman, and David Leite. We like to say we have something for everyone from fiction, memoir, YA, and non-fiction.

Reading With Robin hosts 2 signature events each year - Evening With Authors and Summer With Robin. These events are “in conversation” panel events which I lead. Alice Hoffman, Courtney Sullivan, John Searles, Wally Lamb, Nicole Krauss, Lauren Weisberger, Wiley Cash, Emma Straub, Jen Lancaster, and Chris Bohjalian are some of the authors I’ve hosted through the years. I am hosting Liane Moriarty this November for the kick-off of her US tour and I am really excited about that. I have lots more coming up so please stay tuned to the Facebook pages and my website.

my web page is
facebook pages (3)- Reading With Robin, 
Point Street Reading Series, and Like Daughter Like Mother
@robinkall -Twitter
@robinkallink - instagram

Bookworms Anonymous, hosted by Kayleigh Wilkes:

In 2013, I was newly a stay at home mom, with a newborn, toddler, and kindergartener, living nearly an hour from everyone I knew. I'd started a group, then called the Book Nook, for friends and I to have a monthly book club, without stressing meetups. It kind of fell to the wayside, and I began seeking out other bookish groups. 

None of them quite met what I was hoping for, so I went back to my original one in 2015. I started sharing where I could change the name to Bookworms Anonymous, and it really took off! I was looking to build a space for not just the people who love to read, but those who write the books too. I wanted a place where authors could share their book babies, readers could find a friend who is reading the same book and talk about it, and readers and authors could connect with one another. Growing up, I read Dear Mr. Henshaw, and I loved the idea of regular chatting. 

In just 3 years, we have more than 5,000 members worldwide, many authors included. We host week takeovers, one on one time with the authors. We've had grand scale takeover events. We've given away hundreds of books with the authors! It's been an amazing experience to watch this group grow, and make friends everywhere with one thing in common, the love of a good book. 

I'll forever be thankful I was a bored stay at home mom. Some people don't understand because it's "just a Facebook group," but it's enriched my life in ways I never thought would be possible!

Tarheelreader, hosted by Jennifer:

I love books, and I love authors! I found myself making friends with and supporting book bloggers, so it felt like the next natural step to start a blog. I was writing reviews on Goodreads, so why not have them all in one place. When I started my blog in May, I had no idea how quickly it would take off, and how warm and welcoming the blogging community would be.

Checking WordPress for my friends’ reviews is one of the best parts of my day. If you check out my blog, you’ll see my love of three things coming together: books, photography, and flowers/plants! Most of my flowers come from my yard because I enjoy gardening in the spring and summer. 

I am an eclectic reader, and the genres I enjoy most are general fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, cross-cultural fiction, contemporary fiction/women’s fiction, psychological thrillers/domestic suspense/domestic dramas, romcoms, and mysteries. 

Littlebookpage, hosted by Stephanie Ward:

A little about myself and why I love to promote books and authors...
Always an avid reader, a registered nurse by trade, and now a stay at home mom of busy 10yr old twins I had more time to share my thoughts about the books I read on my Facebook page. 

Friends started coming to me for book and author recommendations, I began entering contests, joining book groups and author pages and in general becoming a social media book nerd; clogging up my personal page with all things bookish! I started  Littlebookpage as a way to share my passion for reading and support many wonderful authors. I enjoy reading women’s fiction, chick lit, mysteries and thrillers, historical fiction, and romance. 

Reviewing and promoting has kind of taken off for me and as Littlebookpage grows I would love to be able to host blog tours and giveaways but for now I’m thrilled to be a part of such a wonderfully passionate and positive community of authors and readers!

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