July 20th, 2010

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Mini rant about review sites

I’m not going to name names here, but what’s with review sites of late? Is it just me or are other publishers and authors feeling like it’s easier to squeeze blood from a turnip than get a review site to review a book? With our latest release, we sent out review requests to dozens of review sites. The majority of them completely ignored the request. Not even so much as a “no thanks, we can’t accommodate you at this time.” And very few of the ones that did accept the book actually came through with a review. My biggest gripe? I had one reviewer who agreed to review one of our books, so I mailed him out an actual paperback copy (postage isn’t cheap you know) and not only did he not review the book, but I caught him selling the review copy on Amazon! Needless to say I will not be sending him any more books even though he does review for a prominent gay newspaper.

/mini rant