Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post. I was paid by BlogHer to write this post and conduct discussions on Chime.in.
Back when I started blogging in 2004 the idea that someone with a blog would publish a book based on their blog was... well, it was sort of like believing in unicorns. Then Julie Powell came along. In 2005 Little, Brown and Company published Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. It was the first blog to book review I did on Sassymonkey Reads. I don't think any of us realized just how much Powell was changing publishing.
A lot of things have changed since I started blogging. Now we have so many more communities that we can join online. Community is really what brings us all together online. Community is what Chime.in is all about.
On many social networks you join and you look for people that you know. Sometimes those people share your interests, sometimes they don't. Chime.in is all about interests. Whether you love fashion, television, DIY or books Chime.in is designed to help you meet the people who share those interests. If you can't find your tribe, you can easily create a group for those people to find you.
There's even even a Blog to Book community. No longer is the idea that a blogger will get published because of their blog a wild dream. It's common and to be perfectly honest, sometimes I feel like the only blogger out there not trying to get published. Now when I go to blogs I frequently see people offering up their published work for sale. I may not want to publish a book but I certainly love reading yours.
We want to make it easy for you to read those blog to book publications too! Chime.in and BlogHer.com have partnered to help me give away a new Amazon Kindle Fire to one lucky reader!
Image Credit: Kindle Fire on Amazon.com
Comment here or join the discussion in the blog to book community on Chime.in to enter. Official rules are here. (I'm sorry Canadians, you know I love you!) The contest ends on Monday, November 28 at midnight ET. Any entries timestamped after midnight ET on November 28 won’t be eligible for the giveaway.
* Tuesday, November 1 – Monday November 7 — win here — GIVEAWAY CLOSED
* Tuesday, November 8 – Monday November 14 — win here — GIVEAWAY CLOSED
* Tuesday, November 15 – Monday November 21 — GIVEAWAY CLOSED
* Tuesday, November 22 – Monday November 28 — win with Sassymonkey!
I'll be on Chime.in's Blog to Book community all week leading discussions. Stop by to discuss great blogs to books and talk to other bloggers who are in the publishing process.
Best of luck! Happy Chiming!
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