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Do’s and Don’ts of Asking for Reviews

Since I keep getting review requests which clearly show the people who sent them didn’t read any of my guidelines at all, yet starting off with ““After reading your guidelines I believe this book would be a good fit for your blog.”…while I’m on a request hiatus…I came across this post this morning and thought it was definitely reblogging material. I’m always honoured to receive review requests but for the love of books, treat me like a person instead of PR-opportunity #1244.

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Hello my lovely bookworms! I spend a lot of time talking about what to do in order to GET books to review, but today I wanted to switch gears a little and address authors that want to get their BOOKS reviewed. Some may not know this, but there is actually etiquette that goes into asking a reviewer to read your book. Reviewers are not obligated to read your book, and they certainly aren’t required to like your book, so here are a couple of pieces of advice for the author who is looking to get their book reviewed.


Take into consideration what the reviewer likes to read. 

Many reviewers, but not all, have a section on their blog that tells authors, publishers, and other people what their interests are regarding the genre of books they like to read. I do not have a specific list of genres that I will…

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About Anne (231 Articles)
Dutch book reviewer who reviews in English. Grammar nazis beware!! I like brownies. And chamomile tea.

5 Comments on Do’s and Don’ts of Asking for Reviews

  1. Aha! I met you on Twitter first and asked if you would be interested as an aside. (I did however read your guidelines when you directed me to your blog 😉 )

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  2. dogsandshit // 29/07/2016 at 14:00 // Reply

    If I ever write a book one day, I think you’d be among the few I’d want to review it. But alas, I’m in college and I can hardly manage my time for studying. Hahaha. 🙂

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