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How to Get Into Book Reviewing as a Blogger

Every Thursday the crew at Follow the Reader host a twitter chat about some publishing topic. Yesterday was about what readers would like publishers to know.   (This discussion will be summarized and posted at the Follow the Reader blog in a week or so).   One of the tweets was by someone who wanted publishers to do a guide for how to get into blogging.   My instinctive reaction was to tweet back that it isn’t really the publishers role to do this.

I realized then that I have never really done a post about blogging and book reviewing and at the risk of sounding like a pretentious twat, it is something that I have knowledge of. Here are my tips about getting into the book reviewing circuit as a blogger.

Edited to add: NetGalley is a company that facilitates getting digital ARCs from a publisher to a reviewer.   You can sign up for free and then request books for review.   I believe that the publisher will have to approve your request.

1.   Be professional. The people who have the ARCs that you want are professionals and they want to work with professionals.   To me professionalism includes being polite, having knowledge of the person you are contacting, providing them with the information that they need to make a decision without having them ask for it, being respectful, and timely.   Here is a form email that can be used to contact a publicist.   Most everyone’s name is available via google.   What I used to do in the beginning (and still do from time to time) is google the name of the author whose book I want to read and the word publicist. Oftentimes I can hunt down the name of the right publicist to whom to direct my email.

Dear Ms/Mr Last Name (if you can’t tell by the first name then write Dear First Name Last Name):

I am writing on behalf of [name of blog].   We specialize in [genre speciality].   We are an [established, growing, new] blog in the genre.   We review on a [regular, semi regular] basis and would like to discuss with you about increasing the exposure of your books on our blog.   While our blog is smaller in traffic than the major sites, we want to devote attention to the titles that other blogs may overlook.

I’ve provided links of reviews that we have done in the past.   As you can see, our opinions will vary from book to book but we treat each book with respect.   Please contact me either by email or telephone at ______ to discuss a possible partnership.

Sincerely,

Book Blogger

If you treat your blog as a hobby you cannot expect others to regard you seriously.   This does not mean that your blog needs to be a business, just that your emails and the way you conduct yourself with the publicists, editors, and authors, GENERALLY, needs to be done in a professional and businesslike manner.

2.   Be involved. In order to grow your blog audience and justify the expense of an ARC, you need to interact with other bloggers and websites within the area of speciality you have chosen.   Comment a lot, offer to guest post, and read, read, read.   Don’t stay on your blog and expect people to come to you.      Frankly, I love reading what other people have to say.   Being part of the community is important to me and part of what I perceive to be the benefits of the blogging community.

3.   Gain some knowledge about the industry. There is a ton of information out there about the book publishing business and having some knowledge about how the publishing industry works will help you obtain the books that you want/need to further your book reviewing aspirations.   Google is your friend.

For example, ARCs or galley copies are expensive. Individual copies can cost at least $25 because of limited print run and offset printing costs.   You need to prove that you are worth the expense.   This may mean building up a library of reviews based on books that you bought yourself.

Publicists, Authors, and Editors all get galley copies of a book but Authors and Editors get a very small number.   Publicists maintain the reviewing list of who gets what.   Not every review blog will get a review copy of every book, not even Dear Author, so don’t be upset or piqued if they tell you that there isn’t a copy for you.

Many publicists believe that bloggers don’t need a large lead time and will offer finished copies.   These are copies of the books that are sold in the store but can be sent to you a month in advance.   Take these and use them to build up a repertoire of reviews and trust with the publicist.

Try to develop the relation with the publicist instead of trying to get ARCs from just the author or the editor. It is their job to curate the publicity for the book. Going around them or behind their back could result in negative feelings toward you.

4.   Be patient. At Dear Author, it was probably 6 months before we received a paper galley and it was probably a year before we got on most publishing reviewer lists.   It took me several months of sending faxes (back when I started out, publicity departments would not accept email queries) and following up with emails showing that we had, indeed, reviewed the book that they sent to us.

Being patient also means not inundating the publishing house with emails simply because you haven’t received a response the same day or even a couple days later.   Wait at least a week before sending a follow up email even to another person within that same publishing house.   Those publicists will talk to each other.

Relationship building is not something that happens immediately. You must work to gain respect of others and that takes time.

5. Be consistent. If you are serious about being a book blogger and you want to get ARCs on a regular basis, then you need to be consistent in providing content to your readership and to those who are supplying you with the ARCs.   Don’t ask for an ARC, especially in the beginning, and not review it.

Also, don’t compromise your principles.   Most publicists and editors appreciate the honest review.   We have never stinted in stating our opinion, either good or bad, about books and this has not hurt our ability to obtain review copies for most books. I won’t lie and say it hasn’t hurt us from time to time but it’s more important for us to be honest in our opinions than to compromise the opinions for the sake of the getting ARCs.   Your reading audience relies on your unbiased opinions. Never abuse that trust. It’s all part of being consistent.

6.   Be clear. It’s important to have open lines of communication and an understanding expectations on all sides.   Don’t be afraid to ask the publicist what his or her expectations are of you and your blog.   I.e., Dear Fabulous Publisher, I received five books this month and I know I won’t be able to review but one of them. If this will be a problem, let me know what I can do in this regard.

Take all these tips and make them your own.   In other words, I am far more reserved in my emails than others are.   I know that other successful bloggers have a much more personable email tone, but that’s not me. (at least, not until I get to know you) so all my business emails are conducted in a fairly reserved manner.   If your personality is more cheery, don’t be afraid to inject your personality into those business dealings.   Just remember, though, that for the publicists, editors and authors, your reviewing is part of their business.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

53 Comments

  1. Janicu
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 09:36:44

    These are some really good points and I think worth reading especially if you are considering contacting publicists for your book blog. I would have liked to know some of these things when I started out: it didn’t even occur to me to ASK for ARCs, and that through twitter really I learned I could. I’d been reviewing books I bought/borrowed/won myself. I think I was just approaching it from a: “I want to find other readers who love the same books I do so I can talk to them about it” point of view and not thinking beyond that. I still do review so I can talk about the books and interact with other booknerds, but now I know that beyond my obssession is an industry I can work with to continue doing what I love.

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  2. Elise Logan
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 09:49:21

    Excellent guidelines. The only thing I’d add is that professionalism extends beyond the request for an ARC/story. Your blog is an excellent example of that – the professionalism extends into the reviews, the comments, your presentation to the online community, and your presentations in person. That goes a long way toward building confidence in the site.

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  3. Leah Hultenschmidt
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 09:51:01

    Jane, this is an awesome post, and I hope all bloggers will read it. You have no idea how many emails our publicist gets with: “I run a blog at ___. Can you put me on your mailing list for ARCs?” And that’s it.

    Two quick additions:

    1. It’s helpful if in your initial contact letter you can request a specific title. It helps us know that you’re not blanketing every romance house with this request and actually know and are interested in what *we* publish, specifically.

    2. If you run a review/mention–good or bad–please send your contact person a link to it. If we know you’re actually using the material we send, we’re likely to send you more.

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  4. veinglory
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 10:01:46

    You can speed things up by taking offers for ARCs that come up–for example Atria has a galley give-way recently, and the Book Blogs ning has several groups where major publishers regularly give out ARCs. The Product Review Ning has vendors with mixed products, including books, also happy to send copies to bloggers. And of course small and self-publishing presses are always looking for bloggers that will even consider reviewing their work. Pretty much anyone with a viable blog, even a new and low traffic one, can have as many books as they want even from large presses–and if you follow through with good reviews you will keep getting them :)

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  5. Jessica Kennedy
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 10:03:45

    Very thorough job. I’m posting a link to here on my blog.

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  6. Gina R
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 10:32:32

    How ironic that I would see the RT of your posting via Twitter and Putnam books…when I was just talking with a fellow book blogger about the galley they recently received. My book blog is still in the baby steps faze (started in May 2009) but I am enjoying it immensely. Thanks for the great information!

    Gina R

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  7. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 10:35:35

    This is great advice. I’m going to post this in my hubbub feature to help my book blogger friends. Professionalism is key

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  8. Lori
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 10:40:01

    Excellent information.

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  9. Mandi
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 12:02:04

    Wow, what a great post. Thanks so much for all of the information!!

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  10. Anastasia
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 12:38:09

    I love it when people talk about how they do business with each other, especially when it’s between bloggers and publishers. It makes me feel like I’m no longer stumbling around in the dark, breaking vases and stepping on cats’ tails (or something). Now I have a flashlight! :D

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  11. Meg
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 13:15:28

    So many great tips here — I really enjoyed reading this post! I haven’t gotten myself to a level where I’m actually requesting books myself — I have that old fear of rejection, I suppose! — but if I’m ever on that level, I have a feeling I’ll be running back to peruse this one!

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  12. Mary
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 15:33:00

    GREAT tips! Thanks! I’m new to the book blogging world, these will really help.

    Thanks again!

    Mary

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  13. Maili
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 15:34:01

    Excellent post. Especially 2).

    I hope no one minds me throwing a couple of suggestions:

    - if or when you receive an email from an irate author (or publicist, reader, fellow blogger etc.), it’d be a good idea not to repost the email in your blog.

    In fact, I’m completely against this practice. In my experience, authors who fired off emails in fit of anger usually regret it afterwards. So when you receive an angry email, the best course of action is reply with a polite response, bin their email and move on. Keep it behind the scenes. Not reposting their email on your blog will do everyone – especially yourself – a favour.

    If one feels it HAS to be reposted, then have the courtesy to delete the person’s email address before reposting.

    - if your review upset an author enough to call in her “fans” to argue with you (or when readers disagree with your review), don’t get in a fight.

    Listen to what they say, ask questions to clarify and engage enough to make a book discussion out of it. It can be rewarding for all in the end. If a respondent persists in name-calling you, ignore it. Do not respond the same way because it’ll turn into a flame war, which will upset and exhaust you. If that happens, close the comment system. No one will think badly of you if you did this.

    If you feel there’s a chance you’ll lose your temper, don’t respond. Just don’t. Focus on reading books to write more reviews. A negative reaction usually dies within a couple of days.

    - stand by your reviews, even when it’s under fire. If you can’t back it up, don’t write it.

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  14. Janet W
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 15:48:26

    Curious about something: does the publisher dictate the scheduling of the review? Sometimes it feels like wall to wall reviews of the same book across romancelandia … which can be very interesting, reading all the different takes on the same book.

    Agree with a) don’t always respond and b) close comments … whatever works :D

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  15. Keishon
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 16:34:49

    Excellent post and I’ll keep them in mind.

    It’s more freeing for me to just buy my books these days.

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  16. Janine
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 18:03:33

    @Janet W:

    In the case of new books, we usually try to review them close to the release dates. My understanding is that in the romance genre, most paperbacks do most of their sales in the first month of publication. Therefore if a book is reviewed more than a month after its publication, it’s not as helpful to readers or to the publishers. If bloggers and review sites are going on the assumption that readers want to know the details about a book before they buy it, it makes sense that most of the reviews appear close to the release date.

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  17. Janet W
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 19:05:25

    Janine, that totally makes sense … thanks for the explanation.

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  18. Jessica
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 19:11:20

    Nice post, Jane, although I think if people can’t figure a few of these out on their own, no amount of advice will help. I especially like the last line.

    Maili wrote,

    “- if or when you receive an email from an irate author (or publicist, reader, fellow blogger etc.), it'd be a good idea not to repost the email in your blog. “

    I agree with you wholeheartedly, but I’ve been blogging now for a year, and reading many other blogs for at least 2 years prior to that, and I have never seen this. I wonder if this advice is more widely known and accepted now? Or maybe I just blinked at the wrong times…

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  19. Jenn
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 20:32:59

    Thank you very much! I’ve just decided to start my own book blog, and this cleared up a lot of questions I had. (:

    Just wondering, if one blogged regularly, how long do you think that person should wait to request their first ARC (or just from your personal experience)? And I don’t know if this is really related, but how do you go about with an author interview?

    Sorry for all the questions; I’m a total newbie at this. Any help is greatly appreciated! :D

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  20. Barbara
    Aug 28, 2009 @ 20:58:32

    I found this really interesting. I’ve just started a book blog, just for fun, only thing is I’m only looking at authors I like so I’ld never get anywhere going professional with it. Although I do try new authors from time to time I have a hard time finding any that really appeal to me.

    So my blog is going to be biased, and riddled with 5 star reviews. At first anyway. I have to get the books I really enjoyed off my chest. /grin

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  21. Danielle
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 00:03:45

    Wow…I don’t think I meet a lot of this criteria…dang.

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  22. ag
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 00:37:54

    Very useful advice, Jane, Maili, and Leah.

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  23. Connie
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 01:27:07

    I stumbled onto Dear Author a week ago and I’ve been spending a lot of time just perusing the postings. I’m amazed at how much time I spend just reading the posts instead reading the actual books.

    I’m sort of interested in starting a reading blog for romance novels in a different language and I really like the format of Dear Author since your reviews seem to be directed toward someone, which in turn allow for each reviewer’s personality to come through. I just wonder how many books you still have to review even though the storyline doesn’t seem interesting, or do most of you still stick to what you want to read?

    I’ve wanted to comment on some old posts for some of the excellent books that I picked up just reading Dear Author but I felt like the author of the posting probably won’t look at it since it’s so old. So I just wanted to say how I think this blog is totally excellent. Thanks!

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  25. Jayne
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 06:24:52

    I'm sort of interested in starting a reading blog for romance novels in a different language

    I think that would be a marvelous idea – to review books in a different language.

    I just wonder how many books you still have to review even though the storyline doesn't seem interesting, or do most of you still stick to what you want to read?

    We don’t assign books to be reviewed or make ourselves finish books which aren’t working for us.

    I've wanted to comment on some old posts for some of the excellent books that I picked up just reading Dear Author but I felt like the author of the posting probably won't look at it since it's so old. So I just wanted to say how I think this blog is totally excellent. Thanks!

    The replies for any reviews/articles which we’ve done should still show up in the review author’s email. Some reviews have been closed to new replies due to excess spamming. However if you’d still like to contact the reviewer, you can look at the end of the review and see a link (email this author) to contact the author of the review.

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  26. Jane
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 07:36:43

    @Connie Welcome Connie. DA is a labor of love for us here. We just love to talk about the books we’ve read. As Jayne said, we self select the books we review which is why we have such a high proportion of favorable grades. Over 50% of the books we review will get a B- grade or better because we don’t finish books we don’t like and we don’t choose (generally) to read books we think we won’t like.

    You can definitely comment on old posts and I always see those comments plus your comment will appear on the sidebar under “recent comments” so others will see that an old post is active again.

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  27. Jane
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 07:37:44

    @Danielle What do you mean? This is just a set of guidelines that I follow and has worked for me. I don’t think that it’s a hard and fast rule in the industry but I do believe in the professionalism concept.

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  28. Jane
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 07:42:00

    @Jenn What a good question. When I started DA, I hadn’t realized that bloggers could ever get ARCs or books from a publisher. It was revelatory to me. I think that you could ask right away if there is one particular book that you were looking at reviewing, but be prepared to a) provide justification as to why you should get a copy (i.e., I am an active member at x site or y forum and just started by review blog at the prompting of all my friends who will visit me everyday and are interested in hearing what I have to say) and b) to get turned down. Also, if you get turned down, don’t be afraid to make another request. It will show that you are serious, particularly if you keep reviewing the books you buy and read yourself.

    An author interview is a lot easier. Go to the author’s website and find their contact information. If they have just a contact form, use it (I do all the time). Tell them who you are and what kind of interview that you want to do. Good luck! We were all newbies at one time.

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  29. Jane
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 07:46:48

    @Janet W It’s what Janine said, but I can expand on our policy a bit more. We post reviews near the release date for two reasons:

    1) When I was a reader and reviews were posted of a book I wanted two to three weeks before their release, I found it very frustrating, particularly with a good review. I wanted that book right now and having to wait made me irked. When we started getting ARCs, I never wanted to place a reader in those shoes so unless we are having a giveaway, we won’t post a book review more than a few days before the street date release of a book. This may reduce the ability of an author to get enough pre pub buzz, but I think it’s more fair for our readers.

    2) Authors and publicists don’t want reviews too late because books will only stay on the shelves for 1-2 months and pre -orders are important in getting on the bestseller lists. Reviews near the release date is our best compromise for coverage. (particularly when we don’t promise a positive review).

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  30. Jane
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 07:48:39

    @Maili These are great tips. We should do a follow up post about navigating the hostile blog comment waters!

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  31. KristieJ
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 10:04:01

    I’m probably alone in this, but I don’t really want ARC’s. I’ve never asked for them and never will. I do get them from one publisher and I appreciate them like you wouldn’t believe but that’s because their books are hard to find in Canada.
    To be on a list to receive ARC’s implies that I will always read the books they send and I might not want to read some of them I might get.
    I read books for enjoyment and when I read one I’ve enjoyed, I want to let others know. So I don’t want any kind of obligation to read attached to it.
    Plus – when it comes right down to it – I gave myself a huge budget when it comes to book buying *g* and it makes me feel good when I buy a book, knowing that in some small way, it’s contributing to the author.

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  32. Jessica
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 17:11:43

    I'm probably alone in this, but I don't really want ARC's.

    No, there at least are two of us. I do not accept them.

    And the navigating blog comments post is one I will be awaiting!

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  34. Morning Glow
    Sep 02, 2009 @ 08:31:09

    These are some great points! I’m actually new to book blogging myself, I just started my blog in July. I wouldn’t say my blog is popular, but I know I feel like I’m doing well for myself. I participate in contests offered by other bloggers, and sometimes authors themselves. Yes, it doesn’t guarentee you’ll get it, and they’re usually not advance copies (though I have gotten a few that are) but that’ll allow you to build up a list to review without breaking your bank. The more reviews you have, the more you look dedicated to it, the more of a valuable reviewing resource you will look to the people that count.

    That said, I’m by no means an expert.. as I said, I’m still new to it. But I feel that this is working the best for me.

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  37. Robert S. Nahas
    Feb 09, 2010 @ 13:42:58

    Thank you for the blog post. It is very insightful and it will surely help many!

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  39. Geraldine C Deer
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 03:41:41

    Thanks Jane, very informative and helpful.

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  40. Britta Kirk
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 17:03:02

    @Jane Wonderful Post! It’s answered so many of my questions! Just had one question. The blog I write now basically celebrates the plethora of things that inspire me, and feeds my desire to inspire others to follow their dreams. Amongst it, I wanted to make book blogging and important section within it, as I am a writer/avid reader. Do you think that I should create a blog dedicated to Book Blogging in order to be taken seriously, or is this doable?

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  41. Jane
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 17:15:00

    @Britta Kirk: I think it depends on the focus of your blog. If you don’t want to maintain a separate blog for books just tag those posts so it is easier for people to find that content.

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  42. Britta Kirk
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 16:45:41

    @Jane: Thank so much for your help, also had one more question. I am about to approach a self published author enquiring about whether they would be interested in doing an Q and A, and I was going to follow your rubric for the letter above. I was wondering if I should include my questions in the letter, or send the enquiry before the questions? Thanks Again!

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  43. fran
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 07:49:33

    Thank you so much for this awesome post! I am DEF sharing it because a lot of new bloggers and older ones need this knowledge.
    I used your email form letter yesterday (I changed it a bit to suit my “voice”) & this a.m. I got an email back telling me they want to give me a shot and are sending me a book to read and review :)

    Can you please tell me the diff between an ARC & review copies? Are there any more categories of review books out there?

    Also is there a place or website of publishers listed we can email, fax, etc. for review book copies?

    I just wanted to add I got a letter from a publisher the other day asking me for my unique visitors per month and how many followers I had because they prefer to send ARCS & review copies to blogs with 300+ followers.

    Is that info always needed or is a link to the blog and a few review links sufficient?

    Thank you again.

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  44. Jane
    Nov 13, 2011 @ 15:07:37

    @fran: I think you can offer to provide that information if asked, but don’t need to include it in the first query.

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  45. Miguel
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 20:00:31

    I love this post. Being a new blogger myself, I really needed this information. I will post a link of this on my blog. Thank you so much. I agreed with all of your points and I have yet to fully comprehend the importance of marketing a blog. I just started a blog two days ago and I need to share it with a lot of people. Youtube and Twitter are probably two of the most important tools.

    Anyway I loved this post and I will surely come back to this all the time if ever I stray from the right path “D

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  46. Lauri Meyers
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 20:51:02

    Is it okay to review the childrens books I have at home as a starting point or am I giving the milk away for free?

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  47. Jane
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 07:50:21

    @Lauri Meyers I definitely think you can start by reviewing books you own. That’s how I did it.

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  48. samuel @ book on blogging
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 05:59:58

    Am just gonna give you a thumbs up for this man.

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  49. Maja
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 17:01:57

    Absolutely love this post. Thank you so much. I just started a blog and will be doing some reviewing there but it is not its sole purpose. I will review books that I get them myself and I thought of it more as a sideline hobby. I understand it would take a long time to evolve my blog into an almost organization like you have here and just wanted to say how much I like your blog and have been reading it for a while now. Keep up! I love that you allow guests to review on you page.

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  50. Jermaine Mintuck
    Mar 20, 2013 @ 22:28:14

    I must have known instinctively never to inundate anyone by email, especially the PR people. I NEVER inundated them with email. I just sent once and just let the matter slide. If they responded, great, if not, I would wait over a couple months or more before trying again.

    I have already gotten free stuff to review. This is a cool thing.

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  51. Jennifer
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 15:15:23

    Thanks for the post! It is really helpful. I think it’s fascinating to see how many different opinions there are about one book! I love it! I hope to get my blog going :)

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  52. Georgia
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 01:01:24

    This is great advice. I’m pretty new at the blog reviewing game, but luckily have enough passion for it to keep doing it. Something that really helped me out was a website called Librarything. They host giveaways every month, but the real heart of it lies with its community. The interaction you can get with other readers. They also host member giveaways, which a lot of new and self-published authors use to help get their books out there, so there’s the added benefit of helping out the smaller and newer authors. So, it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved. Since it can be so personal, a lot of authors can become great contacts and even friends.

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  53. John Simon
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 07:19:28

    Great list though I would love to add Peter Church’s book Added Value-the life stories of Indian business leaders. Amazing insight on some truly inspirational people. The book is an excellent primer for anyone seeking to do business.

    http://amzn.com/B009PMPKZ4

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