Welcome to my weekly recap,
For all of you who have been so incredibly kind last week and left comments about this horrific condition in Napa and Sonoma, I have good news. Finally after a week and a half we received rain and it looks like out of the 18 large wildfires in Northern California most fires have been to 80% and upwards contained.
The Air quality has been better as well. This week on Wednesday it became so bad that people started walking around town with pollution masks. I felt like living in China for a day. But since then we were able to breathe again without worrying about our health.
For all of us outside of the immediate fire zone, life goes on.
In my case, I’m prepping for VEGAS.
Next Friday I will be on my way to Vegas, with a suitcase full of books. YAY
Look at this lineup!!!!
I have 22 authors on my list!!! And I’m the first to admit that 22 authors in 5 hours is INSANE! Maybe even impossible. Honestly I have no idea if it’s doable or not, I’ll find out. But I’m pretty stoked to be there. It’s my biggest event yet, and I’m already a bit nervous and a touch overwhelmed just thinking about it.
So far, every single book signing event I’ve been to has been great. Talking to authors gets easier with each event, and I’m more comfortable about approaching authors and asking for swag etc. Which was a HUGE accomplishment, because, asking for swag without having a book to be signed or intending to buy a book left me feeling awkward. It was like me asking for free stuff without giving the author something in return.
Anyhow, I’m getting better at it.
Are any of you going to Vegas next weekend? I would love to meet up!!!
BTW – we are taking requests on the blog for a possible signed paperback from any of these authors that are going to Vegas. Here is your chance to let us know which book you would like me to take home with me.
Now let’s get to some blog stuff….
The blog had an amazing week.
I don’t want to jinx it but this month has been the BEST so far in regards to traffic. I love seeing an upward trend, and I understand that there will always be month when the numbers stagnate and plateau until the next upwards push. But October has been a great month, with lot’s of ideas to continue and build on as well as some things that just didn’t work out as expected.
Our numbers are looking great, and I’m now much more confident contacting publishers. Which I did this week. I saw a book on NetGalley which I really want, but it had that blasted WISH button. So I wrote to the publisher, maybe it will help, maybe not. The results aren’t in yet, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed and you posted.
No big changes on NetGalley this week.
I added a Christmas themed book by Lauren Layne. I really like her fluffy and sweet novels and have high hopes that An Ex for Christmas is going to be a wonderful seasonal novel. Actually it’s my FIRST Christmas themed book this year. I’m really excited about it.
And I received Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh which I’m stoked about!!! I love this authors, really, really love her!!! So, getting this book meant a lot. It’s a first in a new series. The hero’s family has been featured in ROCK HARD -which I adored!!! And now she is going to write about the rest of them – at least I hope she’ll do so.
This week’s book haul was ok, nothing too exciting.
I’m still keeping myself contained, you could call me “picky” which helps. On the other hand I now have more time to write blog posts like this one.
Besides the books from NetGalley, my only ARC this week was
Now my audiobook situation looks VERY different….
I have a surplus of audiobooks and don’t know where to start.
Thank you so much for coming by!!
I appreciate every single one of you and I’m looking forward to next week.