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Top Ten Things That Make Being a Book Blogger/Reviewer Easier
1. NetGalley - The easiest way to read and access eARCs. Plain and simply, my friends. It's fantastic.
2. eReader - I own a Barnes & Noble Nook. While I'm attached to my hard copies, this lil' device has changed reviewing books for the better. Forever.
3. SEO - It sounds silly, but my day job has made my book blogging easier. SEO lets me make my site more visible to search engines and to lovely readers like you.
4. Edelweiss - I swear this is one of the best kept secrets of book blogging. It's incredible to browse and sometimes access e-galleys from publisher catalogs.
5. Book Expo America - If you've been, you get it. Meet the publishers, meet the authors, meet your friends. It's awesome.
6. Facebook - This is a no-brainer. Connect with one of the largest social engines on the web and your site and reach will boost exponentially.
7. Book Blogger Convention - I only went the first year, but I hear it got a lot better this past year, which means it can only get better. I can't wait to see what else they have in store for us.
8. LibraryThing - Enter your library. Share it with a community of book lovers like yourself. Spread the word about great books. It's awesome.
9. Twitter - This is also a pretty obvious one. Real-time interactions between authors, book lovers and publishers, plus an easy way to get the word out about your posts? Yes, please.
10. Goodreads - This should be first on my list, and it kind of really is. I think that reviewing was made a HELL of a lot more simple with this awesome site. To date, I've posted 382 reviews there, and I have really found some of the best recommendations and libraries ever. I love it. You MUST have it.