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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The London Book Fair launches inaugural UK Book Blog Awards | @LondonBookFair @midaspr #BookTube #BookBloggers

The London Book Fair launches inaugural

UK Book Blog Awards

The hunt to find the most influential

book bloggers, bookstagrammers and booktubers is on

London, 14 February 2017: The London Book Fair is delighted to announce the launch of the first ever UK Book Blog Awards @ LBF – a new initiative designed to celebrate social media influencers and their important contribution to the book industry.

A new feature for LBF 2018, this will be the first time this community has been officially recognised and rewarded by the British publishing industry.

Bloggers, social media influencers, members of the publishing industry, and the general public are invited to nominate the best book blogs, bookstagrammers and booktubers across three categories:

  • Book Blogger of the Year
  • Bookstagrammer of the Year
  • BookTuber of the Year

Once the shortlist has been revealed, a panel of judges will select one winner in each category, who will be honoured at a special awards ceremony at The London Book Fair. In addition, the Fair will introduce new seminars and networking events aimed at bringing the social media influencer community closer to the publishing world.

Jacks Thomas, Director at The London Book Fair commented:Book bloggers are an increasingly important part of the book world. Their passion for authors, genres and books is integral in reaching new audiences. We’re really excited to be launching the inaugural UK Book Blog Awards @ LBF and recognising the crucial role social influencers play in the promotion of books.”

The awards are open to any blogger, YouTuber or Instagrammer that features books published in the UK and/or UK authors. To put forward a nomination, or to nominate your own blog/Instagram account/YouTube channel visit:

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For further information please contact Edwina Boyd-Gibbins at Midas Public Relations on 0207 361 7860

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Liebster Blog Award - 2013

Well .... recently one of my newest blog followers nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award!! It's very sweet and I'm glad she (and others who've complimented over the years) like my blog's layout. =0)

So, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Deidra from Simply Books (again) for the nomination and becoming a follower!!

The Rules :
  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.
  3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.
  4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.

Questions from Deidra :
  1. If you could choose to live in one book, what book would it be?
    • I'm not sure when this will change but I still am a huge fan of Ms. Neill's Chicagoland Vampires Series! Technically I'd like to be one of Merit's best friends and living in the Cadogan House. **I know good luck with that one, but everyone can dream sometimes.**
  2. You are on a deserted island, and you can choose ONE book. What book do you take?
    • Oh lordy. I have no idea .... hmmmmm ... well if I had to choose a book that I've read within the past year, and if it could be found in a paperback version anytime soon, then I'd read "Feral Sins" [The Phoenix Pack Series, Book 1] by Suzanne Wright. It has a great mix of intrigue, passion, and suspense that I could read that novel over and over.
  3. Why did you decide to start a book blog?
    • This blog started because I decided (at that time--in 2008) was going to open a side business for my photography & videos. However, I didn't put much effort into the business so I only tried for a year. Yet I didn't want to give up this blog so I included/started book reviews to the blog as well and now it covers my three hobbies... creating videos, taking photos, and reading/reviewing books!!
  4. Moment of truth: Do you judge a book by its cover?
    • Sad to say but ... YES. Well ... I should say not always but definitely most of the time. Especially when I'm avoiding the books that I already have piled up in my TBR and just want a quick read, so I scan to see what they recommend and by that time I usually go by what the cover looks like first.
  5. Your favorite book is about to be made into a movie. How do you feel about that?
    • It just depends on if they did justice to the book series or not ... I mean I LOVED the Harry Potter movies, especially the last one (both parts 1 & 2) because they based the movie straight from the novel. Also, I surprisingly loved the Confessions of a Shopaholic movie even though they changed the heroine's life a bit by location and the movie basically mushed book 1 & 2 from Ms. Kinsella's series into one movie. However, since they don't always do that I'm always leery when seeing a new movie that's based off of a book.
  6. Where is your favorite place to buy books?
  7. Who are your favorite book boyfriends?
    • Oh my well ... they usually change on whatever book I'm reading at the time and if I like that book or not. So, to give you an idea on previous "book boyfriends" I've had crushes on please check out my Best Book Couples List that I made in 2012!!
  8. Which character would you love to slap and why? *We all have those moments*
  9. What was your favorite book that you had to read for school?
    • I didn't have a favorite since I hating reading when I was in school. Therefore, I didn't enjoy or finish reading most of the books that I read in school, CliffsNotes versions were my friend. =0)
  10. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
    • Putting my views and/or my creations out there so I can see what others think of it.
  11. Which author are you dying to meet?
    • Any from the long list that I've read from--click here to see--yet most don't head my way. Maybe some day though. =0)

All About ME :
  1. Blue is my favorite color ... not sure why but I can't get enough of it.
  2. My daughter is almost two years old (in less then 4 months) and is already testing out her terrible 2s.
  3. Even though I have a degree in Travel & Tourism Management, at both of my part-time jobs I am their Website Coordinator (I taught myself yet I'm always learning).
  4. I love to bake but I really am not a fan of everyday cooking.
  5. I have two dogs -- Paige & Surka -- Paige is my 7 year old pug and Surka is my 6 year old doberman.
  6. This year (2013) I'm supposed to be having my 10 year high school reunion. **Hopefully I'll be able to go**
  7. I love country music but I typically can listen to and enjoy about anything.
  8. I'm a HUGE fan of The Voice, and I always seem to find a new reality show to DVR (much to my hubby's dismay).
  9. Right now I'm in the middle of reading "A SEAL's Secret Baby" [Operation Family Series, Book 1] by Laura Marie Altom, so far it's really cute.
  10. Thinking about making some tacos for supper tonight. =0P
  11. Doesn't really enjoy talking about herself this much. =0P =0)

My Nominees :
    **Okay I know there are less then the 11 requested nominees listed below but these are blogs that I follow who just happen to have less then 200 followers right now and have posted something within the past month! Plus they all happen to be some wonderful authors so please check them out!!**
  1. Kenya @ Two Fantasy Floozies
  2. Courtney @ Courtney Rene's Blog
  3. Cheryl @ Cheryl Brooks Erotic Blogspot
  4. April & Danielle @ Fifer Hylton's Blah... Blah... Blog

Now ...
My Questions for the Nominees :
  1. What books did you enjoy reading while growing up?
  2. What is one of your quirky habits?
  3. Out of the books you’ve read in 2012, which characters would you most & least like to invite to dinner, from which book and why?
  4. Do you have a favorite place you like to read?
  5. Moment of truth: Do you judge a book by its cover?
  6. What are your top 3 favorite genres to read? Any reasons why?
  7. What book out in 2013 are you most looking forward to reading? Or have you already read it?
  8. Do you have a favorite quote? If so, what is it?
  9. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
  10. If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
  11. List 3 books you just recently read and would recommend?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Featured in Southern Living magazine!!

I heard some great news this morning ... that my photo that I took of the Chocolate House's Elizabeth City Candy Bars is going to be featured now in Southern Living magazine in a special North Carolina section of its January issue!!!! I know I wont be credited for the shot as it was through my other job at Elizabeth City Area CVB, but I'm excited none-the-less! When I have a copy of the article I'll show it to you.

Have a great day!! What a great way to kick off the New Year!

Take care, Jess

Friday, October 31, 2008

Featured in Carolina Country magazine!

Yesterday, I found out (through my other job) that The Chocolate House is featured in the November issue of Carolina Country magazine, using my photo!!! I took a promotional photo of their latest Elizabeth City chocolate bars during the beginning of this year and that photo was used for the magazine!!! Click here to check out my photo/the small article!! *Just so you know the photo is on the right hand side and the 3rd photo down from the top.

If you have any questions, or if you think I can help you at all please let me know!

Take care, Jess

PS - Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Made Video of the Week

Well ... I was browsing my YouTube videos yesterday, as I like to see where people are viewing them from, and I noticed a lot of people were starting to view my Rose Buddies 25th Anniversary Celebration video through So, I went to check it out and what I found was they named my video as their Video of the Week!! YAY! As you can see in the photo on the right (there is a green arrow pointing it out), or you can check it out yourself on

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Award for Ron Paul Video!

If you haven't heard the news then I thought I would tell you on here ... the Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau won an "Innovation Award, in the category of “Best Bureau Local Stakeholder Relations,” was shared with the Albemarle Economic Development Commission (AEDC) for a joint public relations campaign promoting Elizabeth City’s headquarters as the launch for the Ron Paul blimp." (taken from the ECACVB's latest press release) Part of the credit of "promoting Elizabeth City" as the headquarters is because of the video that I created and let my office use. I am very honored about this award.

In addition, my office (the ECACVB) won another Innovation Award for the free websites/blog that I have put together to get our word out more. Which definately is an accomplishment since I spend quite a lot of time working on them.

To read more about the press release then please click here.

Have a great day everyone!

Take care, Jess
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