Top 3 Benefits of Being Part of the Bookish Community (Katie)
Being a writer is fun, but being a part of the #bookish community is so much more than being a writer. Today I thought it’d be fun to talk about the Top 3 Benefits of Hanging Out in the Bookish Community!
Reading books before they release!
There are lots of ways to read ARC’s, or Advance Reader Copies. These are copies of books provided to readers BEFORE the book is put out for the general public. One easy way to do this is to sign up for NetGalley. This is a platform that allows you to read books for free before (or sometimes after) they’re released, in exchange for a review. No one checks up on you to make sure you review, but if you don’t log back in to review the books you receive, you may be denied future requests for new books.
Another way to get your hands on ARC’s is to join authors’ street teams. These can be found through social media platforms, generally, and also through email lists from time to time. Street teams go by many names including marketing teams or support groups.
Meeting Amazing Authors in Person!
Guys, meeting the authors of books you’ve read and loved is so cool. Like, here is this amazing world you’ve immersed yourself in—and then you get to talk to the person who made all that up! I’ve met authors at writing conferences, book signing events, and even out in the general public. It’s always fun, and it’s a special perk of being part of the bookish community.
Taking Awesome Journeys into the Imagination!
The best part of being part of the bookish community is being able to become immersed in the world of imagination, even if it’s only for a little while. I go through ups and downs where I read lots of books then very few books—but books are always there for me. I love learning new things in books. I love going on quests in books. I love solving mysteries in books.
Is it any surprise that books themselves are my top benefit of being part of the bookish community?
*What about you? What are your favorite things about being a reader?*