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Books Make A Difference Magazine Harnesses Power of Mom Bloggers

WOODBURY, Minn., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moms influence. Moms read books. Some moms blog about it. In the May issue of Books Make A Difference magazine, mom bloggers will have a thing or two to say about how blogs and books have made a difference in their lives.

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In honor of Mother's Day, the online magazine www.BooksMakeADifference.com will feature mom bloggers in its Turn the Page column. The blog-style article, with contributions from four different blogging moms, will be the jump-off point for an extensive blog-hopping conversation. Influential mom bloggers will be linking into the magazine column with blog posts of their own. 

"Our magazine appeals to a wide variety of book lovers – readers, creators, and book industry folks," says senior writer Meagan Frank. "Moms have a big voice in today's book conversation. Some bloggers are busy writing the stories of their families while others blog about why they choose and read the books they do. This is our way of celebrating the difference moms are making."

The free online bimonthly magazine takes readers behind the scenes with both well-known and unknown authors, illustrators, and community organizations, to celebrate the impact of books. "We get to peek inside at why books matter to the people responsible for making them happen," says Frank.

Headlining the May issue is the highly-acclaimed husband-wife team David Small and Sarah Stewart (The Gardner, The Quiet Place). Past issues have featured artist Lori McElrath-Eslick (The Good Fire Helmet), cartoonist Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), inspirational outdoorsman Aron Ralston (127 Hours), sports ghostwriter Mike Yorkey (Believe--Eric LeGrand), and international columnist Susan Maushart (The Winter of Our Disconnect).

Subscriptions are free. Subscribers receive a monthly Readers Write email with exclusive content, such as interviews with National Book Award winner William Alexander, who loves to write in near darkness and has a puppet door in his home office, and International Spy Museum historian Mark Stout, who has daily access to a hidden library of spy books.

Subscribers are also eligible to win prizes, ranging from original artist paintings to autographed books, gift cards, writing classes, games, and museum tickets.

Advertisers can still get in at introductory rates or offer promotional items for the subscriber giveaways.

"We approach advertising a little differently for a book-related publication," says publisher Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito. "It's about more than the latest book coming out. In addition to book industry organizations, we're attracting game companies, museums, adventure outfitters, coffee houses. Our sponsors and advertisers get that book lovers don't just read, they go out and live and create their own stories."

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Books Make A Difference is a bimonthly online magazine celebrating books, their creators and fans, and the positive difference they make in people's lives. Subscribers receive a monthly Readers Write email. http://BooksMakeADifference.com/subscribe

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