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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The Pond News Issue #12 – Rejoice! Beautiful Book Covers, a Netflix Adaptation AND a Movie Adaptation On The Way!

The Pond Book News. Issue 12: REJOICE! BEAUTIFUL BOOK COVERS, A NETFLIX ADAPTATION AND A MOVIE ADAPTATION ON THE WAY!

Welcome to Issue #12!

Xiaolong the pink axolotl, dressed up as Stella the Dragonfly; wearing a purple newsy cap, dragonfly wings, and holding up a roll of newspaper.Welcome back to another exciting week of The Pond Book News, friends! Every Monday, The Quiet Pond releases a new issue of book news to help you keep up-to-date with the latest diverse book releases, book news, cover reveals, and more! Every week, we also feature three incredible people in the book community!

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The Pond News Issue #11 – Dumplings, Doomsdays, and Dragons? An Exciting Week for Diverse Reads!

The Pond Book News. Issue 11. dumplings, doomsdays, and dragons? an exciting week for diverse reads!

Welcome to Issue #11!

Xiaolong the pink axolotl, dressed up as Stella the Dragonfly; wearing a purple newsy cap, dragonfly wings, and holding up a roll of newspaper.Welcome back to another exciting week of The Pond Book News, friends! Every Monday, The Quiet Pond releases a new issue of book news to help you keep up-to-date with the latest diverse book releases, book news, cover reveals, and more! Every week, we also feature three incredible people in the book community!

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The Pond News Issue #10 – Diverse Middle-Grade and Fresh Fantasies – and an Exciting Book Trailer!

The Pond Book News. Issue 10. diverse middle grade and fresh fantasies - and an exciting book trailer

Welcome to Issue #10!

Xiaolong the pink axolotl, dressed up as Stella the Dragonfly; wearing a purple newsy cap, dragonfly wings, and holding up a roll of newspaper.

Welcome back to another exciting week of The Pond Book News, friends! Every Monday, The Quiet Pond releases a new issue of book news to help you keep up-to-date with the latest diverse book releases, book news, cover reveals, and more! Every week, we also feature three incredible people in the book community!

This week, Xiaolong is taking over because Stella the Dragonfly is recuperating after her big travels! We hope that Stella rests well and so, this week, Xiaolong, dressed up as Stella again and is delivering your latest book news! Xiaolong will be sharing the book news with you today, and you’ll see Stella next week!

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