I am so excited to welcome you all to the new and improved Cover to Cover!
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The Reason Behind My Move
I mentioned a few weeks back that I was looking to move my Blogger blog over here to my domain. I previously used this domain when I was job searching last spring to house my resume, writing samples and recommendations. Since I’m now happily employed, I wanted to make my book review and writing blog even better and more professional by moving it over here to my very own dot com. I wanted ‘Jessica Lawlor’ to be one brand and one website with all of my passions under one roof. After all, I have many interests: writing, reading, PR, blogging, social media. What better way to brand myself than to embrace them all in one location?
Plus, this new site is even easier to use! You can find any author or subject I’ve blogged about over to the right with my handy categories tool. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, just use the search button, also over on the right.
What You Can Expect From Cover to Cover
If you’re already an avid reader of Cover to Cover, you can expect the same great book reviews, author interviews, book chat and giveaways. But now, you can also expect even more about my journey to writing my first novel, as well as information about the ever-changing publishing industry.
You can expect way more engagement on this new site because I’ll be able to reply to comments and we’ll be able to start a conversation in the comment section of each post.
I’ve also included information about how I can help authors with publicity for their books, on a freelance basis. I’ll be posting details of how authors can utilize social media and the blogging community to create an even larger fan base and sell more books.
If you’re new to Cover to Cover, please subscribe by clicking here. In a few days, my old blog will automatically redirect readers to this new website, but in the meantime, I’d really appreciate it if you updated your Google Readers or whatever tool you use to read blogs to this feed.
What better way to get the word out about my new site than to have a giveaway? I announced a giveaway back when I was trying to figure out a new tagline for this site, but since I really ended up switching my idea completely, those who entered that contest will get five extra entries for this giveaway.
The prize? A $25 Amazon gift card.
How to enter:
-Leave a comment with your e-mail address and a suggestion or idea for a blog post you’d like to see here on Cover to Cover.
-Post about my new blog and this giveaway on Twitter (provide the link in your comment or include my Twitter handle in your tweet: @jesslaw)
-Post about this giveaway on your blog (provide the link in your comment)
-Subscribe and let me know in the comments
-Become a friend through Google Friend Connect (see the right hand side of this site) and let me know in the comments.
This giveaway will end on Saturday, September 25 at 11:59 p.m.
Thank you to the amazing Rachael who designed this beauty for me!
Take some time to click around and let me know what you think! And once again, welcome!