Friday, September 21, 2012

Winter 2013 Blogger Book Fair Anouncement!

The Winter Blogger Book Fair will be held February 7th through February 10th.

The theme for this fair will be: The World for a Shilling!



The phrase originates from the Great Exhibition of 1851, in which countries from all over the world converged in London for an exhibition of works industry, art and culture. The exhibition was organized by Prince Albert and Henry Cole along with many others and a large amount of support from Queen Victoria.

The phrase: The World for a Shilling came about when the entrance fee for the fair dropped down to one shilling. People of the working class could get into the exhibition without breaking the bank and see things from around the world. I chose this theme because as authors we are like the many countries who came together to show their work to the world and because with each book we open, we step into a new world.

In going with the theme, compared to 1851, a shilling is worth about $5 in today's standards. Because of this, any books going for $5 or less will receive a special spotlight on the Book Catalog Page during the fair.

Sign-ups for the Fair will be held from October 1st to December 31st.

Author Sign-up:
Your name, the books you plan to enter along with three genres associated with each book, a link to each book on amazon, and a link to your author blog if you will be using your own. If you do not have an author blog and need a host blog please go to the Goodreads Group and find one to host you on the Bloggers seeking Authors thread, or post on the Authors seeking Bloggers thread. Also, if you are hosting an event on your blog include a brief description of the event.

Blogger Sign-up:
Blogger name, authors and/or events you are hosting, link to blog. If you are without an author and want to host one, please use the links above.

*If you are an author with a blog just follow the Author sign-up instructions, no need to sign up twice.

Remember that each participating blog must hold a giveaway. Notification of the giveaway or giveaways you plan to hold is due by January 15th. For this I just need to know what's being given away and where.

Also due on January 15th, from each participating blog is a list of the authors that are being hosted on that blog and the books being featured.