As many of you will know I have several sites operating under the banner ‘Jill’s Book Cafe’. As well as this blog, I also have a Twitter page and a Facebook page and they all offer different things. This blog is my grown up face featuring reviews and book related articles and listings. My Twitter page is a hybrid that shares my and other blogger’s reviews and book related posts, as well as the odd political and social comment from me (as it is my only presence on Twitter).
However, today is the second birthday of my first venture into social media, namely my Facebook page. The page started as a means of sharing, with family and friends, the (predominantly) Kindle e-book bargains I found for myself. This has now grown to having over 900 followers and I’m happy to now count many as friends. Through this site I have found a book twin, discovered a soulmate and have, hopefully, shared the book love and introduced readers to new authors and genres.
I know the subject of cheap e-book pricing is divisive and don’t intend to get drawn into that now, I’ve already offered my views here. I started by sharing quality reads that were on offer, the fact that a number of publishers now offer ebooks at a starting price of 99p has somewhat muddied the pricing water. My basic ethos however hasn’t changed. I post books that I would choose to read myself (as that is the only way I can judge them). I do not simply post anything that is cheap or free. I will also share my reviews and book posts from this blog, so that also offers a wider priced reading choice. I love the interaction I have with other readers, which also includes a number of fellow bloggers and authors – we are all partial to a bargain.
So Happy Second Birthday to Jill’s Book Cafe and as it’s also my real birthday in the coming week I’m in the process of sorting a little (international) giveaway to celebrate. This will only appear on my Facebook page as a way of saying thanks to all the lovely readers who have joined me and regularly drop by and comment.