The Filipino Book Bloggers is an informal organization of reading enthusiasts who consistently leverage social media in order to reach a worldwide audience. Though some Filipinos had been book blogging as early as 2005, the number of Filipinos starting book blogs has increased in recent years. It started out as just an online directory but has evolved to something more – from just a directory to online discussions to meet-ups.
The first meet-up of the Filipino Book Bloggers was on September 25, 2010. It was a fun and casual meeting, though the seeds of grand plans were already placed on the agenda. And it was one of those seeds that grew into the first ever Filipino Reader Conference.
How to Join?
(Instructions are also found in the sidebar)
Book bloggers are encouraged to join as long as they’re Filipino. It doesn’t matter what genre they blog about or in what part of the world they live in as long as they’re book bloggers.
What is a book blog? A book blog is a niche blog that has posts that revolve around books. Usual blog topics include book reviews, publishing news, discussion posts about reading, author interviews and posts about events and conferences that cater to readers.
Who puts up book blogs? Anyone can put up a book blog! Anyone. Most blogs are hosted by free sites such as WordPress, Blogger, or Tumblr. Any reader or book lover can sign up on these sites and start posting about the books that he or she has read.
To be listed, send an email to filipinobookbloggers(at)gmail(dot)com with the following details: Blog Name, Blog URL, Location, Brief Description, Favorite Authors and tags for what genre your blog caters to. Also send an image if you want it to be included in the post dedicated to you.