At work, a superb independent bookstore in Waterloo Ontario, a place where I go to browse even on my day off, I am asked a bevy of different questions relating to books, publishing, book recommendations, etc. I answer questions all day. And I love finding out the answers!
I would like to take this dynamic to the blog. Now, granted, people who read blogs have access to the internet and so have access to hunting down their own answers. But, has anyone NOT had the experience of asking a book recommendation of a bookseller or a librarian? I still do it! And surely there might be some other things I can find out for you. Let me do the research.
The other week I was asked how a new blogger can get a hold of galley books, or advanced reading copies. I had my own thoughts about this and I also re-directed this question to The Story Siren's fantastic response. It was fun looking up resources and articles and answers.
I will re-craft and post my answer to this question, at least, for next Monday, to kick off *Ask a Bookseller*, and see how it goes from there!
And here's where you guys come in. Ask me something! And I will craft a blog entry answering your questions for next Monday. But I will also sweeten the pot each week with free books! Exact number to be determined, but at least 5 people will receive a free book in their mailbox. One of those books will be Liar by Justine Larbalestier, pre-controversy cover.
So e-mail me (address is top right) or leave a comment here and I will do my very best to find a great way to answer it! You can also ask anonymously, I won`t be publishing names, and still win swag!