10 Reasons Why #BookBloggers Refuse to Review Indie Books #MPBooks

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Before anyone gets upset by the above title, I’m not having a go at bloggers or trying to upset any indie authors out there. Instead I want to write a post to explore the reasons why book bloggers might refuse to review books, and this is especially the case sometimes with indie titles.

Not all book bloggers refuse to review books, not all book bloggers refuse to review indie books, but sometimes they do. And when a blogger does, there’s no point in being upset, if you’re an author, as there are always reasons behind it.

Below are 10 random reasons, some by own, others I’ve found online, for why bloggers might, and I stress might, refuse to review a book. If you’re an author, especially an indie author, it might be worth reading this, and if you are a book blogger, do you agree?

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The Disappointed Housewife is LIVE!

WHAT THE HELL

The Disappointed Housewife is alive and well and living in a newly disclosed location: thedisappointedhousewife.com.

First of all, please navigate to the site and immediately follow. We need to build a readership in a hurry so that all the terrific, intrepid writers can get plenty of eyeballs on their work.

While you’re there, poke around, read the Editor’s Note, the mission statement, and the submission guidelines. Then sample some of the pieces I’ve gathered for the launch. There’s already some fiction, a number of poems, a couple of essays, and a graphic piece. I already have more things lined up for later in the week too.

You can browse the site by scrolling down the main page. Everything is there. But you can also use the navigation bar on the right to select one of the categories: Fiction, Essays, Poetry, and Faux Forms & Genres. Later the site will…

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Nzarah Trimmingham … What are you reading?

Thanks Susan!

What are you reading?

I’d like you all to welcome our very first guest to this new blog! Nzarah Trimmingham is the granddaughter of an author who happens to own a home on Bequia! Felicity Harley’s writing has been promoted numerous times on my other blogs (see here for her bio). This year, she visited Bequia over Christmas with the entire family, including granddaughter, Nzarah, who already happens to be an avid reader … no surprise there!

When I met Nzarah over sunset drinks at her grandparents’ house, I asked her the big question – What are you reading? She immediately launched into a very detailed explanation about a book, and I just knew that she had to be my first guest on this new blog.

So we decided (Nzarah’s grandmother and I) to organize a date for an interview at my house – an editorial meeting, if you will. And what do editors…

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