When new authors and publishers reach out to me, I love hearing how they became exposed to my blog and my mission to support independent authors and publishers. It baffles me how swiftly word of mouth moves within the publishing industry and it's an incredibly overwhelming feeling because - to me - that means I am doing something right!
When I first created the TNBBC group on Goodreads, I was not prepared for the path I was setting myself on. I was not aware of the opportunities that group would present to me: the relationships I would soon begin to develop, the platform I was unconsciously building, the potential I had to connect readers with authors, and the sense of responsibility I would soon begin to experience - I had a voice, and it could be powerful!
This is my thank you note to all of the authors who took a chance on me when I reached out to them for review copies of their novels. And to all of the publishers who answered my email queries and supported me by making their authors available for interviews and online group discussions. And I especially want to thank those authors and publishers who were kind enough to tell other publishers and authors about me and my mission to support and celebrate the Indies, because without you, I would not be in the position I currently find myself in!
This, too, is a thank you note to my followers, old and new, and those special authors, publishers, and bloggers I have the pleasure of calling "my friends"!
And how can I forget to thank the technology that makes all of this possible! Email, Twitter, Blogger, Goodreads, Facebook, Tumblr, and the multitude of other social media forums that I have yet to discover and abuse for my bookish delights.
This truly is the stuff that dreams are made of!