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Introducing the Bloggers’ Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees!

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Awhile ago I made an allusion to a super awesome project I was working on with a few other bloggers after BEA, which I’m excited to finally talk about. A group of bloggers and I have decided to found BAND — the Bloggers’ Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees — a group to celebrate the awesomeness of nonfiction.

The idea came up at BEA when a group of us were talking about how we wished there were more bloggers writing about nonfiction, since we all love it so much. Since I always need new projects to work on (sarcasm!), we decided to form a group that would be “advocates for nonfiction as a non-chore,” a slogan coined by Ash (English Major’s Junk Food). Ash also designed the logo, which is fantastic.

The other bloggers who’ve been working on the idea include Cass (Bonjour, Cass!) who came up with the name of the group, Amy (Amy Reads), Joy (Joy’s Book Blog), Kit (Books are my Boyfriend), and Anastasia  (Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog).

Right now, we envision BAND as a monthly online discussion organized like a blog carnival. Participants will take turns hosting the discussion each month by posting a topic/question on their blog that others will respond to in posts, linking back to the original (very similar to how other memes and carnivals work). We’re hoping these topics will bring more attention to nonfiction and prove that reading it can be awesome. Eventually we want to do more, but this is what we’re working on for now.

The first discussion topic will be posted here tomorrow, and we’ll put a link to it on our Tumblr, which is the home base for the group. You can follow us there to keep updated. If you don’t have a Tumblr, you can also follow the blog using RSS in a feed reader.

Anyone is more than welcome to participate — whether you’re a regular nonfiction reader or someone who just occasionally picks up a memoir or the big nonfiction title — we want a range of perspectives and thoughts on what makes nonfiction great. Feel free to leave any questions in the comments or e-mail me directly.  I hope you’ll stop back tomorrow and/or follow our website and join in on our discussion!

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  • Amy July 11, 2011, 6:42 am

    Yay 😀

  • Lu July 11, 2011, 6:44 am

    I LOVE IT! From the name to the logo, this is probably the best thing ever.

    • Kim July 12, 2011, 6:18 pm

      Ha ha, thanks! I LOVE the logo that Ash made, it’s adorable.

  • Reading Has Purpose July 11, 2011, 7:15 am

    Brilliant! Cant wait to follow and participate!


  • Sheila (Bookjourney) July 11, 2011, 8:27 am

    How fun! I find myself reading more and more non fiction…. you guys will rock this!

  • Ash July 11, 2011, 8:40 am

    So exciting!

  • Teresa July 11, 2011, 8:41 am

    How exciting. I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

  • Kailana July 11, 2011, 8:41 am

    What a great idea!!

  • Florinda July 11, 2011, 9:27 am

    Glad you’re launching this! I’ll probably be involved on and off – lately I’ve been reading more nonfiction than fiction, but it’s largely biography and memoir (the “softer” form of nonfic). Off to start following your Tumblr now…

    • Kim July 12, 2011, 6:18 pm

      I’m excited about it too. Yay for nonfiction, of the “soft” and “hard” kind. Both are great 🙂

  • Anastasia July 11, 2011, 11:47 am


  • Vasilly July 11, 2011, 12:40 pm

    This is a great idea !I can’t wait to read tomorrow’s discussion post.

  • Christina July 11, 2011, 1:28 pm

    I’m intrigued!

  • Books are my Boyfriends July 11, 2011, 4:58 pm

    I’m so excited to be a part of this! We are going to have so much fun in the sun!

  • christa @ mental foodie July 11, 2011, 7:09 pm

    How exciting! Can’t wait to see what you guys have installed for us. I’m glad to hear more people want to read non-fiction! When I started blogging 1.5 years ago it was so hard to find someone who reads NF!

    Spread the love 🙂

    • Kim July 12, 2011, 6:19 pm

      It is really hard! Part of why we started this is because the group that was at BEA was having a hard time finding other nonfiction lovers. We’re out there, we just need to band together 🙂

  • Maphead July 11, 2011, 8:47 pm

    Cool ! I love it ! I’m behind you all the way !!

    • Kim July 12, 2011, 6:19 pm

      You’re one of the first bloggers we thought of when talking about who else might be exited about the project — glad for your support!

  • jennifer July 11, 2011, 9:33 pm

    I love the idea. I will definitely drop by and hope to participate regularly.

  • Care July 12, 2011, 6:55 pm

    VERY cool.

  • Anna July 13, 2011, 11:46 am

    Great idea!

  • Rebecca Reid July 13, 2011, 3:49 pm

    what a fun idea!

  • Pam September 11, 2011, 6:15 pm

    I am so excited about this group! it is so hard to find other nonfiction blogs out there! 🙂

    • Kim September 14, 2011, 8:04 pm

      Thanks! It can be challenging, but I think the group is helping. Once we’re more established, I hope we can do more than the monthly discussion topics too.

  • SenoraG September 14, 2011, 4:46 pm

    This is so great. I am so happy I found you.

    • Kim September 14, 2011, 8:01 pm

      We’re happy too! We’ll have our next discussion topic posted next Monday.