I just wanted to spread the word a little about an exciting new venture I’ll be taking part in very, very soon. The Around The World Blog Tour is a partnership between TripFiction and Book Connectors – bloggers and authors, travelling the world, through fiction.
If you haven’t already discovered TripFiction, it was created to make it easy to match a location with a book and help you select good literature that is most pertinent and relevant to your trip. A resource for armchair and actual travellers, it’s a unique way of exploring a place through the eyes of an author. They blog, and chat books and travel across Social Media, and love to meet authors and bloggers as they take their literary journey.
Book Connectors was created as a place on Facebook for bloggers, authors and small publishers to share their news. They encourage book promotions, information about competitions and giveaways, news of events, talk about new signings, about film deals… anything really! Book Connectors is a really friendly group, with no rules or guidelines other than being polite and respectful to each other. It’s hard to believe that it’s still only a few weeks old, and I’m really delighted to be part of it.
The Around The World Blog Tour will start in Scotland, with ten bloggers and authors taking part – an opportunity to discover some authors and books that you might have overlooked. Here’s the schedule – you can follow the tour via Twitter with the hashtag #BookConnectors, and I’ll also be tweeting about it (follow me on @Williams13Anne), as will almost everyone taking part.
23rd August with author Ali Bacon – Joanne Baird, Portobello Book Blog
24th August with author Liz Gifford – Linda Hill, Linda’s Book Bag
25th August with author Linda Gillard – my turn, here at Being Anne
26th August with author Helen MacKinven – Leah Moyse, Reflections of a Reader
27th August with author Susi Holliday – Anne Cater, Random Things Through My Letterbox
28th August with author Margaret Skea – Josie Barton, Jaffa Reads Too
29th August with author Lucy Robinson – Sandra Foy, Reading Writes
30th August with author Alison May – Lainy Swanson, So Many Books So Little Time
1st September with author Melissa Bailey – Gordon Mcghie, Grab This Book
2nd September with author Bobbie Darbyshire – Bettina Hartas Geary, TripFiction
I’m looking forward to it immensely, and to the all the travelling we’ll be doing together…