Penguin Random House National Book Bloggers Forum 2014

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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.

 

 

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda Visman - wangiwriter
    May 13, 2014 @ 12:15:08

    Congratulations, Amy! Should be great!

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  2. divabooknerd
    May 06, 2014 @ 04:50:57

    This sounds like a brilliant opportunity, I actually haven’t heard much about the forum before today. I’d love to see it in other capital cities and would definitely make the time to go along if they hold one in Melbourne. Will you be posting a recap after you attend?

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    • Amy
      May 06, 2014 @ 11:06:30

      It would certainly be a good thing if it was held in other cities, perhaps based on the success of this event others may follow. I am going to be posting a recap afterwards, and if I remember I’ll try and include some updates on the Twitter tag as well.

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  3. Jess
    May 03, 2014 @ 20:31:21

    I’m going too Amy! I got my email earlier this week as well. So excited 🙂
    I wonder if they might run one later on in the year for you guys on the other side of the country Monique?

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  4. allvce
    May 02, 2014 @ 14:40:41

    Oh congrats on the invite! I’m sure it’ll be fun!

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  5. writenote1
    May 01, 2014 @ 23:39:30

    Really wish I could attend this. Looking forward to hearing feedback from those who do make it.

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