Sunday, August 2, 2009

Book Blogger Appreciation Week - BBAW

I particiapted last year in the Book Blogger Appreciation week and it was fantastic! Amy and crew have been working hard and this year's event is set for Sept 14-18/09.

What is it you ask? Well to quote from the BBAW website:

"Last year over 400 blogs came together to celebrate the art of book blogging during the first ever Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I am so pleased to announce that the second annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week will be taking place September 14-18, 2009.

WHO Anyone who blogs about books is invited to participate. In fact, we want everyone who blogs about books and reading to be a part of this week!

WHAT A week where we come together, celebrate the contribution and hard work of book bloggers in promoting a culture of literacy, connecting readers to books and authors, and recogonizing the best among us with the Second Annual BBAW Awards. There will be special guest posts, daily blogging themes, and giveaways.

WHEN September 14-18, 2009

WHERE Here at the new Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blog!

Please note that this year there are three separate blogs and feeds—one for the main event, one for giveaways, and one for awards.)

WHY Because books matter. In a world full of options, the people talking about books pour hard work, time, energy, and money into creating a community around the written word. I, Amy, the founder of Book Blogger Appreciation Week love this community of bloggers and want to shower my appreciation on you!

WANT TO PARTICIPATE?Please help us spread the word about Book Blogger Appreciation Week by posting about it on your blog, stumbling this post, twittering about it, and telling everyone you know that it’s time to have a party and celebrate book bloggers!
Please register by filling out the registration form! Registering ensures your inclusion in the BBAW 09 Database of Book Bloggers and enters you into the drawing for the BBAW 09 Grand Prize!
Come back often as there will be many updates! And follow us on Twitter."

Fantastic idea eh? See you there!


Mari said...

For those who didn't participate in the BBAV, can you provide a recap of your experience?

Are there events during the week, or not to sound crass... is this a pat your back event? I love both... we all know blogging about books can be more challenging that the readers can imagine.

Thanks for the post

Amy said...

Thanks for posting about BBAW!

And to answer Mari, it's sort of both...meaning, there will be tons of giveaways, guest posts, daily blogging topics, and some games (related to the giveaways mostly) but it's also a giant pat you on the back because book bloggers rock week! :)

Luanne said...

Great question Mari and thanks Amy for such a great answer!
For me Mari, I had only started blogging a short time before. I met so many new people and discovered a wealth of new blogs. And there's some great contests too. Just a fun week to celbrate book bloggers.