Recipes for Success: How to Measure the Success of your Blog
Guest post: Thea James, The Book Smugglers

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I’m very excited to be moderating a panel at the BEA Bloggers Conference with some YA Book Blogging Pros, including Thea of The Book Smugglers. The panel will be on Wednesday May 29 at 11:15 am, but today I’m pleased to share this post from Thea.

Continue reading to find out how The Book Smugglers measure their blog’s success!
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Recipes for Success: What Makes A Good Review
Guest post: Cindy Minnich, Nerdy Book Club

Nerdy Book Club

Recipes for Success is back with more insight from bloggers you love! Did you know that Kristina will be moderating a panel at the BEA Bloggers Conference with some YA Book Blogging Pros? The panel will be on Wednesday May 29 at 11:15 am, but today I’m pleased to welcome one of the panelists, Cindy of Nerdy Book Club, as our guest blogger.

Continue reading for more insight about what makes a good review, as well as more information about how you can interact with NetGalley at and beyond BEA.

Recipes for Success aims to give new bloggers and reviewers helpful information, tools, and best practices to help facilitate your growth and effectiveness as reviewers. Check back often for tips and tricks from the insiders.

A quick overview of Nerdy Book Club:

The Nerdy Book Club blog began in December 2011 as a home for the Nerdy Book Club Awards – grassroots awards that grew from conversations on Twitter among teachers and librarians about titles they and their students love. It has become a site devoted to literature for children and young adults, and it is written by those invested in promoting a love of reading to children and teens. Guest bloggers have written about their reading lives, their promotion of reading, and reviewed everything from wordless picture books to mature YA titles. We anticipate future reads with Advance Reading Copies (often from our friends at NetGalley), find current titles in bookstores, libraries and generous friends, and dip into past reading with retro-reviews of books we have loved. Our bloggers embrace their role in leading young people to the joy of reading.

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Pledge to take the NetGalley Wellness Challenge!

I am excited to invite you to join the NetGalley Wellness Challenge, which kicks off today!
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The 9-week Wellness Challenge will help NetGalley members improve their “NetGalley health.” You can join the Challenge at any time by taking the pledge. We will advise you on how to: improve your profile, learn why feedback is important to publishers, learn how good reviews build blog traffic and exposure, and more.

For more information about how to participate please visit our NetGalley Wellness Challenge resource page!

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Recipes for Success: Benefits and Struggles of Blogging
Guest post: Danielle Smith, There’s a Book

There's a Book

Recipes for Success is back with more insight from bloggers you love! Did you know that I (Kristina) will be moderating a panel at the BEA Bloggers Conference with some YA Book Blogging Pros? The panel will be on Wednesday May 29 at 11:15 am, but today I’m pleased to welcome one of the panelists, Danielle of There’s a Book, as our guest blogger.

Continue reading for more insight about the benefits and struggles of blogging, as well as more information about how you can interact with NetGalley at and beyond BEA.

Recipes for Success aims to give new bloggers and reviewers helpful information, tools, and best practices to help facilitate your growth and effectiveness as reviewers. Check back often for tips and tricks from the insiders.

A quick overview of There’s a Book:

I’ve been blogging about children’s literature from picture books to middle grade and young adult at There’s A Book since 2009. When I started it was solely for the purpose of reaching out to other parents and readers looking for good kidlit books to share with the kiddos they are around. My son at 18 months old could read and I found myself in a very small town with next to no resources. I started the blog with the hopes that I could share my experiences finding good books for my son and me to read even with little accessibility to books locally.

Since then my blog has changed some, but I still go back to my root cause for starting my blog. To help readers, no matter who they were, connect with books in a way that would be meaningful to them and the ones they shared them with.  My audience now encompasses a broader group that includes parents, librarians, booksellers and readers from every age.
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News from NetGalley

BEA Bloggers Conference and NetGalley

If you’ll be in NYC for BookExpo America, we want to meet you! NetGalley will be attending the BEA Bloggers Conference on Wednesday, May 29th, as well as the rest of the annual BookExpo America tradeshow through June 1st. Read on for full details, including how you can sign up for a face-to-face meeting with me, your Reader Concierge! We can’t wait to see you.

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Register to attend BEA Bloggers Conference to learn, be inspired, and connect with book bloggers, authors, and publishing industry professionals. You will benefit from a jam-packed day of education, extreme networking, and the passion and fun that surrounds book blogging.

Last year’s BEA Bloggers Conference was a huge success with over 400 attendees, and the BEA team is eager to build on this success! BEA Bloggers Conference will once again take place the day before BEA, Wednesday, May 29th (the BEA exhibit floor opens on Thursday, May 30th). Will Schwalbe will be the Opening Keynote speaker at 9:15am, and Randi Zuckerberg will be the Closing Keynote speaking at 4:00pm. The conference will also feature other notable panelists over the course of the day.

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