Book Bloggers Will One Day Rule The World!!!

Well…

Maybe they’re starting with the internet, but let’s face it- it’s going to happen. You know it. I know it. There’s a good chance the traditional publishing organisations know it too, which may explain why they’re cowering behind the sofas, whispering, we’re not home right now! They’re no doubt terrified by all the kick ass bloggers out there, pounding on the doors of a crumbling establishment, demanding to be let in or they’re gonna blow their big, bad houses down.

It’s only a matter of time.

You may wonder why I’m suddenly spouting war cries and howling at the moon, and it’s because today has been EPIC. I spent the majority of my Sunday not writing, but answering emails to amazing people from all over the world who run book blogs- the people out there devouring our work as writers, posting cataclysmically badass reviews for us (when we deserve them!) and committing the better part of their precious free time to gushing about the books they think rock. And all for the love of reading.

I can do nothing more than salute you guys. You work so hard at what you do, and you do it extraordinarily well. The times when an author relied on a publishing house to get their work out there are gone. It’s the passion and joy that you guys put into your reviews and blog sites that are making books these days, and without you all we’d be nothing!

So keep up the good work. Keep reading, keep writing, keep sharing. Keep laughing! I’ve had so many opportunities to laugh with you over the past few weeks, and my soul feels all the better for having met you.

For all of the readers out there that rely on book blogs to find out what’s hot and what’s not, who do you turn to to scout for awesome new books? Who gives you the best reviews, and who makes you smile while they do it?

Love, love, love

Frankie

p.s I was so intrigued by this book by Leslie Simon that I just had to go buy it. I’m thinking it’ll be more of a manifesto than a work of observation! Check it out!