Months ago I asked about interest for a possible book blogger retreat. There was definitely a lot of interest, but due to the vastness that is the United States, it’s really impossible to accomodate everyone. So for the first book blogger retreat, I decided we’d do it in Portland, Oregon, so we can have Powell’s at our disposal.
Sounding fun yet?
The date that I’m tentatively planning for is July 18 and 19.
I thought the days would be fairly structured, with authors coming (I don’t think we could get enough authors to do panels, so we would have to be content with an interview/Q&A set up) and panels of book bloggers. I haven’t talked to any authors yet, as I need to book a hotel first and firm up the date. The panels I was thinking the book bloggers could be on would include: branding yourself as an authoritative reviewer, how to review a book fairly, author/blogger relations, and what content you choose to put on your site. Three of those ideas are not my own, which is why they sound so good. I have a hard time “dressing up” ideas. I’m hoping there’s enough attendees so that the panel of bloggers actually have someone to talk to. 😉
Bethany from B&b ex libris has a connection at Powell’s and is hoping to get us an insider’s tour. HOW COOL IS THAT? That’s something that would be an evening thing, paired with dinner or something like that.
ANYWAY, what I’m asking is: Is there still interest in this? Is there anyone particularly good at planning that wants to help (I do have a few helpers right now, but the more hands, the lighter the work)?
::tap, tap, tap::
Is this thing on?