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There is not normally a show on a Sunday, but sometimes when you have a special guest or you are talking about a special even you just have to put an extra show. Tonights show was one of those special events.

My guests tonight on “A Book and a Chat” were Michelle (Galley Smith) and Trish (Hey Lady Whatcha Readin’), two of the people behind a wonderful event being held in New York in May of this year.

These two ladies along with Amy (My Friend Amy), Natasha (Maw Books), Nicole (Linus’s Blanket), Pam (Mother Reader), Rebecca (The Book Lady’s Blog) are the powers behind this the first annual “BOOK BLOGGER CONVENTION”.

The event was first announced to the blogging community back at the start of this year, though word had already escaped that on Friday May 28th, 2010 in New York City the first annual Book Blogger Convention will commence.

As we heard during the show, this was just the start, as the event got more and more exposure, the numbers of those wanting to attend grow. Being recognized and officially affiliating with the BEA (Book Expo America) enabled the Book Blogger Convention will be held directly at the Jacob Javits Center alongside BEA .

Providing more space, contacts with authors, and being able to bundle a joint badge for both the Bea and the BBC (not the English one but the Book Blogger Convention).

A Michelle and Trish shared during this fascination show; the event has just grown, with some of the hardest parts being to actually choose the various panelists and moderators for the event. These will cover subjects from “Marketing” to “Professionalism and Ethics in Blogging”. As well as these panels and guests Trish and Michelle also shared with us during the show that Maureen Johnson would be the keynote speaker for this first annual Book Blogger Convention.

Maureen Johnson is the author of books such as Suite Scarlett and 13 Little Blue Envelopes. A frequent blogger and a regular on the social media scene Ms. Johnson will also give participants an insider’s view of the publishing industry and its relationship with digital media.

As well as the actual BBC, there will now also be a chance for authors, bloggers, publishers and anyone who happens to be at BEA that day to meet at the “The Book Blogger Convention Reception”. This will be on Thursday May 27th from 4-6pm at the Jacob K. Javits Center (room to be announced later). It is open to anybody who wants to attend, costing $20 for which you get snacks, networking and chance to meet cool authors and bloggers alike.

As we chatted through an enjoyable hour about the event, it was obvious to see that this will be one trip to New York that even I’m not going to miss. Just meeting bloggers, authors and people from the industry, being able to share the knowledge and experience across all subjects and genres, will I’m sure be a chance not to miss.

So check out http://bookbloggerconvention.com, for all the details about this great event.

If you head for Jacob Javits Center in New York on May 28th (Registration will begin at 7:30am, and the convention itself will start at 9:00am) I for one, will see you there.

So why not stop by and listen to “A Book and a Chat with Michelle and Trish – “Book Blogger Convention” or else down load the file and listen at your conveniance.

Barry

Direct link to the show
“A Book and a Chat with Michelle and Trish – Book Blogger Convention”

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from
“Michelle and Trish – Book Blogger Convention”

You can find out more about the Book Blogger Convention:
“Book Bloggers Convention”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

My Blogs:
Book Information and Things UK – Across the Pond
Book and a Chat Radio Show Guests – A Book and a Chat
Funny, Weird Or Just Interesting News From Around the World – Laugh I Thought My Trousers Would Never dry

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It’s been a while since I passed on any news about my book, perhaps you thought there hasn’t been any?

REVIEWS:

My total on Amazon is now numbering “103

Since the last time I wrote about reaching the magic “100” I have received a five star and two four star reviews. Here are a few snippets of what the reviews say…

“…a cute love story. Highly recommended for teens.”

“Ahhh, young love! This book reminded me of what it was like to fall in love. The young characters were so sweet, I wanted to meet them. This is an easy read and definitely worth your time.”

“This is a great read for tweens and teens – and the rest of us who still love YA fiction. There is romance, adventure, misunderstandings and even a big bully you can watch get his comeuppance! Fred comes from England and stays with Brit and her family in America while his parents go to Australia. While he’s there, he and Brit fall in love.

Brit and Fred are funny and endearing. I admit it took me a few pages to really get into the story, but when I did, I couldn’t stop reading! It’s also fun to watch Fred work out all the differences between the languages of the two countries. All in all, Across the Pond is an enchanting story of first love.”

RADIO NEWS:

While my own “Book and Chat” radio shows are going from strength to strength I have appeared as a guest recently on these shows.

Literary Pizzazz

Red River Writers

Author Buzz

BOOK SALES:

I managed to sell over twenty copies of my book in the couple of days I was at the Big E, not a huge amount, but more than I expected. I am also working with Barnes and Noble and Borders to have copies on the shelves, though you can already order it for them, it now being distributed by Ingrams.

An E-Book PDF file of the book is now available check out the book web site for more details

http://across-t-pond.com

I have also been asked to a couple of events to talk or be on authors panels.

So that’s some of the latest news I thought I would share with you.

Barry



BARRY EVA (Storyheart)
Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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