I receive many review requests every day and reject 99%. This post should be required reading before writers hit that SEND button!
Ten reasons your book is not getting reviewed (by #bookbloggers)
Do you keep submitting your books to bloggers, but are yet to have them reply with a ‘yes, I’d be happy to review it?’. Book bloggers do get snowed under, and sometimes state on their blogs that they’re currently closed for submissions. What if this is not the case, though, but you still keep getting a ‘thanks, but no thanks’, or no reply at all?
Do any of the following apply to you? If so, it might be an idea to have a rethink.
- You’ve sent a generic request, without finding out the blogger’s name (forget ‘dear book blogger’!), having a browse around it to see how he/she reviews, and if the blog will take self-published books, or those from independent presses; some don’t.
- Your request is badly written, with typos, grammatical or punctuation errors, or it’s too informal. You’re…
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