With this said, review requests are a common occurrence in blogging and one “mistake” a lot of us make at the start is accept any request we get out of excitement or intimidation, which end up with us getting books that aren’t quite our taste. I know it’s exciting, but nothing good will come of accepting books you likely won’t enjoy. Read the synopsis, read a few reviews, and make sure it’s up your alley.
Note for author: Read our review policy! You will learn our book taste, what we want to see in a request, and other very useful info, which can very well determine if the request will be ignored or not. I kid you not, I got a review request on Formspring the other day. O_O Getting spammed on Facebook and Twitter with random links to your book is the surest way to make sure I never read it. I know authors are busy, but bloggers are busy too, and making a little effort will highly increase your chances that we will at least have a look!
This is also a bit stunning to me even now. I would never have thought I would be in regular contact with big publishers, not to mention actually receive books from them for review. I am forever thankful for this privilege as a blogger. Even though relationships with publishers are often a bit more formal than the quirky conversations you can have with authors, they’re very friendly and social online and I love that about them!
And a BIG thank you to ALL authors and publishers! You give us something to be passionate about, and that’s something you should all be proud of!
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