It’s here! It’s Friday! Hooray!
As promised, here is my big announcement:
After giving it a lot of thought, spending hours trying to work out the kinks, thinking about it from all sides, asking for feedback, spending more hours working out the kinks and thinking about it from brand new sides, I am happy to announce a whole new level of fun brought to you by The Grown-Up YA (or as I like to refer to it as ME!!!)!!!!
Yes, The Grown-Up YA Blogger Book Swap will be hitting the scene starting July 1.
Here’s how, in a nutshell, the GUYA Blogger Book Swap will work:
- Bloggers with books to share will list those books on the Blogger Book Swap
- Other Bloggers will see those books and be able to request books from the list
- Terms will be agreed upon between both bloggers
- Everyone goes home happy!
Sounds easy enough, right? Don’t worry, it is! Here are some FAQs that I’ve kind of made up myself:
But Candice, you may find yourself asking, aren’t there dozens of online book swaps out there? What makes yours so unique? Well my friend, lemme ‘splain: GUYA Blogger Book Swap is designed FOR book bloggers and isn’t your traditional “you give me a book and I’ll give you a book and we’ll go on just fine” kind of book swap with points and saving and searching. It’s a way for us bloggers to not only share awesome books and spread the word about them, but for us to network and essentially make new friends with other bloggers out there.
Well if I want to give away a book, why don’t I just host a giveaway on my blog instead? Very glad you asked! I’m all for giveaways, whether entering them or hosting them, but sometimes they can be tedious, especially since after the first day or two people forget about them and then you’ve gotta keep advertising. By listing a book on the GUYA Blogger Book Swap, it sorta does the advertising for you. However, if you WANT to do a giveaway, there will be a special section for you to list your giveaway. Because let’s face it: giveaways are awesome!
So how exactly do I swap with someone? As I mentioned, this isn’t designed to be a traditional “swap.” You, as the blogger with a book, get to decide how you want to “swap.” You can choose to simply give it away. Or share it with expectations that it’s returned. Or if you see a book listed on the GUYA Blogger Book Swap and you have a book to swap, you can send someone your book and they send you theirs. Since this is pretty casual (as casual as I can make things) it’s really up to you what you want to do with your book(s). I’m just giving you a place to let others know you’re ready to share!
Okay, I’m in. What do I do? It’s easy!
Just think of a wonderful thought! Just visit the GUYA Blogger Book Swap page. From there, you’ll be able to see what types of books are accepted on the Swap, find out whether you’re a swapper or a swappee, and read the terms and conditions. You’ll also be directed to where you’ll need to go to register and get started.
Although books will not be available to swap until July 1, you can still register and start listing books on the GUYA Blogger Book Swap! The more books listed there, the better! Also, if you have any upcoming giveaways you want to list, let me know and I’ll add those as well.
Guys, I’m CRAZY excited about this and hope you are as well! If you have any questions, please let me know; the GUYA Blogger Book Swap won’t be successful without all you awesome bloggers out there and I hope you’ll participate! So tell your friends, tell your co-workers, tell your fellow bloggers that the awesomeness that is the Grown-Up YA Blogger Book Swap is here!