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Blog Spotlight | Tribute Books

I am running a feature spotlighting Review & Giveaway Blogs. If you have one and would like to be featured, please email me at [email protected]

Today I would like to welcome Nicole from Tribute Books. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…

Please tell me about yourself.

I am the owner of a small independent publishing house, Tribute Books.

Please tell me about your blog.

For my blog, I review books produced by self-published authors and small publishers.

How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging for about 6 months.

How did you get started?

I’m constantly approaching bloggers to review the books that I publish, and I wanted to give back to the blogging community.

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

Books – all genres of fiction and nonfiction.

What was your favourite giveaway?

The novels by Tommie Lyn were a popular giveaway and my reviews received a lot of comments. She has a devoted following of fans. You can check out her work at

Who does your blog appeal to?

Anyone looking for something new to read and who might want to take a chance on an unknown author by winning a free book.

What direction do you see your blog going in the future?

I would love to focus primarily on historical fiction.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?

Keeping up with my books to-read pile – I can never seem to get to the bottom.

What do you love about blogging?

I love being able to connect authors with a potential new audience for their works. I enjoy reading the feedback from those who take the time to comment on my reviews. I am touched when authors express their appreciation for having a thorough analysis of their book.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

It is hard to attract followers. I wish I didn’t have to beg people to read my reviews or enter the giveaways.

Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?

My advice for those entering the giveaways is to add personality to their comments. For example, I had a giveaway of a book by a former crack addict. I chose the winner based on her revelation that a friend was a meth addict.

My advice for newbie bloggers is to just get started and keep at it. I heartily recommend joining the Yahoo email group, Pump Up Your Blog run by Dorothy Thompson. The people there are welcoming and supportive.

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

My favorites are: (so intelligent & well-written) (great giveaways) (love the book selection) (great mix of pop culture and books women love) (the best book reviewer/author interviewer around)

How can people find you?

They can go to or they can visit the Tribute Books publishing web site at and they can email me at [email protected]


Stacie Vaughan

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