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Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by me (Rukky@EternityBooks) and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.
PROMOTING DIVERSITY IN THE BOOK INDUSTRY (NICOLE @ THOUGHTS STAINED WITH INK)
How can we, as bloggers, promote diversity of all sorts in the book world?
By reviewing, praising, criticizing, and loving on the books that aren’t necessarily “trendy” yet still are SO GOOD!!!! Even though we only have a little corner of the media on our blog, people still see your content everyday. Sometimes just one person, sometimes 30, sometimes 1000. Yet, even the smallest thing can make a big change in someone’s future. Recommending a book to a blogger friend, though seemingly insignificant to the two conversing, can start a chain reaction resulting in that authors hard work being paid off.
What are some things you think publishers should do to promote diversity?
Create more unique rewards. It feels like every book now is a “New York’s Bestseller”. Oh, brother. Get a better line of praise! That is why I love more personal appraisals in the front of books.
Is there something a publisher or another blogger is doing right now that you think is a step in the right direction?
All the NetGalley books being reviewed makes me happy! Cause many of them are indie publishers/authors!
What are some things you do personally?
I review nearly every single book I read. I’m not paid currently for any of my reviews. They are all random books from the library who’s authors range from New York Bestsellers, to an 18-year-old indie publisher in Maryland. I try to promote every book I read to one end or another. I am honest with myself and the author’s work.
Also, as some of you probably know, I am constantly recommending certain books…sometimes to no end do I recommend books! Haha!
Well, that’s all for today! I hope y’all liked this discussinon.
What are your thoughts? What do y’all do to promote diverse books? Let me know in the comment section down below.
Thanks for reading! God bless!