Saturday, June 18, 2016

Exciting Changes are Coming to Books and Benches

Books & Benches (formerly MK McClintock's blog) began in 2012 as my humble book blog. Over the years I've hosted authors for blog tours, written book reviews, and hosted a variety of events for both authors and readers.

Earlier this year I was at a crossroads—close down the blog or take it to the next level. After "consulting" with a group of readers and focusing on where I really saw this blog going in a few years from now, I decided to make the leap. This means that on August 1st (fingers crossed), the new Books & Benches website (that's right, a real site) will be launched. 

In addition to the same blog posts readers here have come to enjoy, there will be book reviews (we have a great group of book reviewers lined up), author interviews, monthly cover contests, and an annual book award competition. It's like this blog, but with a shot of Super-Soldier Serum. 

Because I don't want to "shock" current blog followers, there will be some gradual announcements over the next two months. This blog will also remain live along with all of the existing posts (some of which will have been transferred to the new site). 

What does this mean for readers? 
More of what you want! Great content, interesting authors, and great books. If you'd like to be among the first to receive weekly deals, posts, and reviews right to your inbox, you can sign up HERE. These weekly e-mails will begin once the new site is live.

What does this mean for authors? 
Guest posts, author interviews, and book reviews are all welcome, except on the new site, everything is automated with submission forms. If authors would like to know more about what's coming and what opportunities will be available to them, please EMAIL US and we'll send you a highlight of promo options.

Book Reviews for Authors
I have a small network of great reviewers who will be reviewing for the new site, but may currently be interested in reviewing your book. If you would like one of them to consider reviewing your book, please CLICK HERE. Reviews are not guaranteed. Review requests sent via e-mail will be deleted.

The new team is excited for this new adventure, and we hope you will be, too! More to come, so stay tuned.

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