Today I’m going to discuss my experience with review requests. I was actually inspired to write this after seeing Drew from the Tattooed Book Geek wrote a very well written post about his experience with an author. Now, I have only gotten two review requests, but each one was different.
The first request was through email, and I didn’t have a review policy in place yet. I politely declined and created a review policy.
My review policy states that I am not accepting reviews. This is where the second request comes in. The second request was on Twitter. Below you can see the exchange, in which I blocked out the author’s name and title of the book:
Here’s the thing that kind of annoys me, did the author really come across my blog? Because if the author had, it clearly states on my homepage that I’m not accepting books for review, or did they read my review policy and just completely ignore it? Review policies are there for a reason. After this request, I even put in my Twitter bio that I’m not accepting requests.