The Pond Book News #56 – Diverse Stories From Around the World: A Very Busy Week in Books

Welcome to Issue #56!

The trees are whispering…Xiaolong the axolotl, closing her eyes like she is listening, and holding a pen and paper.

Friends, welcome to another exciting week of The Pond Book News! Every Sunday, The Quiet Pond brings you a fresh issue of book news to catch you up on the week’s lineup of diverse book releases, cover reveals, book news, and sometimes more! This week Xiaolong and Sprout are excited to be teaming up to bring you a massive week of book news! Now, onwards to the brilliant books!

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The Pond Book News #40 – A Vampire Anthology and Sapphic Thriller Get Book Covers, More Historical Fic by PoC, and the Percy Jackson Adaptation!

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Welcome to Issue #40!

The trees are whispering…

Xiaolong the axolotl, closing her eyes like she is listening, and holding a pen and paper.Friends, welcome to another exciting week of The Pond Book News! Every Sunday, The Quiet Pond brings you a fresh issue of book news to catch you up on the week’s lineup of diverse book releases, cover reveals, book news, and sometimes more! We also feature three incredible people in the book community every week, to highlight the important work that readers do in celebrating the books they love. Onward to the news!

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The Pond Book News #37 – Spoiled with YA Romance Anthologies and New F/F Book Announcements!

The Pond Book News: Issue 37, spoiled with young adult romance anthologies and new f-f book announcements. illustration depicts xiaolong, the pink axolotl, posing like sprout the sparrow.

Welcome to Issue #37!

The trees are whispering…

Xiaolong the axolotl, closing her eyes like she is listening, and holding a pen and paper.Friends, welcome to another exciting week of The Pond Book News! Every Sunday, The Quiet Pond brings you a fresh issue of book news to catch you up on the week’s lineup of diverse book releases, cover reveals, book news, and sometimes more! We also feature three incredible people in the book community every week, to highlight the important work that readers do in celebrating the books they love. Onward to the news!

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The Pond Book News #21 – A Big Welcome to the New Year & Decade – and These New Diverse Books!

The Pond Book News, Issue 21: A Big Welcome to the New Year & Decade - and These New Diverse Books!

Welcome to Issue #21!

The trees are whispering…

Xiaolong the axolotl, closing her eyes like she is listening, and holding a pen and paper.Welcome back to the first issue of The Pond Book News for 2020! Every Sunday, The Quiet Pond brings you a fresh issue of book news to catch you up on the week’s lineup of diverse book releases, cover reveals, book news, and sometimes more! We also feature three incredible people in the book community every week, to highlight the important work that readers do in celebrating the books they love. 

Today, Sprout is busy with assignments, so Xiaolong will be taking over the book news! What do you think of your Sprout pose?

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The Pond Gets Loud: The Cost of Book Blogging – What Have We Learned? [Summary]

The Pond Gets Loud: A Summary: The Cost of Book Blogging. An illustration of Xiaolong wearing a lab coat and glasses, winking, standing next to a pie chart on an easel.

Hello friends! A big and warm welcome back to The Quiet Pond. I hope you are all reading some delightful and exciting books.

Our most recent book blogger collaboration series explored the costs of book blogging, and how much book bloggers were spending to maintain their book blogs. As a book blogger based in New Zealand, where books are expensive, I was interested in exploring how the cost of book blogging differs across different book bloggers.

In the last few months, I asked book bloggers to share their costs of book blogging with me. In the end, 25 amazing book bloggers shared how much they spend on book blogging a month or a year and what they spend their money on.

Xiaolong the pink axolotl, wearing glasses and a white scientist coat, in a 'thinking' pose.Today, I’ll be presenting a summary of everything that they have said to hopefully give you an idea of how varied book blogging costs can be. Specifically, I’ll be sharing with you the average cost of book blogging-related expenses book bloggers in this collaboration reportedly spend per month, what they were spending their money on, and the pressures that they feel and why.

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