Friday, December 21, 2012

Follow Friday(28)

Gain New Blog Followers
Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop event hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
This week's Question is:
Q: What have you learned from book blogging that you didn't know before about the publishing industry?
I haven't learned that much since I started book blogging but I do know more than before. I didn't know that there were any such thing as an ARC, advanced readers copy. I had know idea that publishers gave away advanced copies to bloogers and librarians and other people for review purposes and stuff like that. I knew practically nothing about the publishing industry. I am glad I got into blogging for the fact that I now know more. I didn't even know tat it was the publisher chooses the cover, I thought it was the author that helped in doing that.
Let me know in the comments what you have learned.
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  1. Yeah, I think ARCs is going to be a popular item today!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Yes, I too just learned that the publisher chooses the cover and not the author.

    New follower
    My answer

  3. Greetings Michael :)
    I remember reading an author interview a while, and the question was "Did you help/pick the cover for your book" and the author explained that she had little choice in the whole process. I think that really sucks, because that author WROTE the entire book, knows it in and out, and may have brilliant ideas on the cover! I see some books where it's obvious the cover artist had no idea what the book was about except for random details.
    Phew, that was a rant :) I learned the same things you did, actually! You can check out my post here if you'd like :)

    It's nice meeting you! I'm a new follower!

  4. I said the same thing, but I'm sure there is more to learn.

    New follower

  5. I learned most of what I know by publishing myself, but it was a steep learning curve, that's for sure. I'm still baffled by a lot of it to be honest, but getting out there and doing it yourself is one way to learn things in a hurry.

    Old Follow via GFC, new follower via Linky

    Julie~ New Adult Addiction

  6. ARCs are awesome! New GFC follower.

    My FF:

  7. I have learnt so much about book blogging, i didn't realize just how people are into it and now i'm hooked!! :-o)

    Hopping on thru follow my link below
    "BookShelves Of Dreams"