A new member of Book Blogs, I write for The Baltimore Sun's Read Street blog (www.baltimoresun.com/readstreet
). It has allowed us to experiment with online features, including a U.S. map of favorite bookstores, as coverage shrinks in the print edition.
Do publishers and authors pay enough attention to bloggers? Are bloggers replacing newspaper reviewers, or does each offer something distinctive? What's the place of a newspaper blog in all this?