Also, if you're a teen blogger and a fan of free books (and who isn't, really?), Jill sent me some information on an upcoming Novel Teen blog tour:
Here is the scoop. Myself and some of the other Novel Teen authors are putting together a Novel Teen Blog Tour, and we are looking for interested bloggers.
What is a blog tour? A blog tour is a specific date where a group of bloggers all write a post about a specific book or the book's author in an effort to help spread the word about that title. For now, Novel Teen will only be doing about five-ten books a year, so this isn't something that will happen too often. Less than once a month for sure.
What's in it for you? Free paperback copies of whatever novels we tour.
What kinds of novels will you tour? We will tour novels written by Novel Teen bloggers. You can find a list of our bloggers on the About Us page of the www.NovelTeen.com website. For now, we plan to tour novels by Melanie Dickerson, Heather Burch, Nicole O'Dell, and Jill Williamson. But should any of our other Novel Teen contributors release a new novel, we will tour their books as well.
How does it work? If you are interested, you would follow the link at the bottom of the page and join the Team Novel Teen Yahoo group. You will receive a welcome email. Then you will not hear from us until we are ready for the first blog tour.
At that time, we will send an email inviting you to join that particular blog tour. We will share information about the book, the author, and the date chosen for the tour. If you are interested, you will reply with your mailing address. If you are not interested in that book, you do not reply.
If you were interested, the book will be mailed to you. You will read it, write a review, and post the review on the specified date. We would also appreciate your posting your review on one or more of the following: Amazon.com, B&N.com, ChristianBook.com, GoodReads.com, or Shelfari.com.
And that's it!
If you are interested, join Team Novel Teen's Yahoo group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TeamNovelTeen/