As I am currently running on very little sleep as I work on three uni assignments at once and can’t really think straight right now, I was very excited to receive an email that told me I had been selected to attend the inaugural Penguin Random House National Book Bloggers Forum.
The forum, which has been set up to foster a closer working relationship with the book blogging community, will be held May 20th at the Random House Australia office in Sydney. There will be guest speakers, insights from publishers, as well as a chance for bloggers to get information on promotion and ask questions and have discussions.
Brett Osmond, Marketing and Publicity Director at Random House Australia, says “In this constantly-evolving media landscape, readers now get their information from many different platforms and as part of this we recognise that blogs are an increasingly important source of information and entertainment.” He is hoping this conference will be a collaboration between the book blogging community and Penguin Random House, a chance to share news about authors and books as well as gain feedback from the bloggers on what they would like to see.
Bloggers unable to attend can still join in through Twitter using the #NBBF14 tag or by following @RandomHouseAU. You can read more about the event, sign up to attend if you’ve got a book blog (places are limited), or check out a sneak peek of the program on Random House’s website.
The conference coincides with the Sydney Writers Festival and runs all day.