Book Blogger Hop, Week of August 2nd-8th, 2013
Today's question of the week is from Elizabeth at Silver's Reviews.
"How do you turn down a review request?"My response is no thank you.
I guess that's simple enough?
Almost everyday I am contacted about book reviews. I have two blogs and I review nearly every type of book. I hear from publishers, publicists, authors, including first time authors that have independent published books.
At this time I am scheduled through September for reviews. I also have books of my own I want to read and review.
When I am contacted I read more about the book over at Amazon, including any reviews that have been written. Most of the time I get a "better" idea about the book, then the information given to me by the author or publisher in the solicitation email.
There have been a few times when I've said yes about reviewing a book on the premise that the information that was given to me about it would be a book I'm interested in; instead the book was not at all what the synopsis declared and as a result I gave the book a negative review.
What I dislike is when I say yes to review a book, then do not receive a response, the book shows up at my door courtesy of the postal service and I was not expecting it. Further, after I write a review I send a link of my post to the person who contacted me about doing the review and they do not respond. That really gets on my last nerve.