I have been debating for awhile on whether or not to post this for numerous reasons. For one, I am still new to the whole book blogging world and I didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes. So if I do, I am sorry and that is not my intention.
I thought it would be a great idea to help new bloggers on their road to establishing their blog. I know I am still learning, and their are probably better tips, hints, and tricks that I don’t know of. So feel free to add to this in the comment section.
Where do book blogger’s get their books?
For me, I started using my own books. Either books I have bought at stores, yard sales or thrift stores. I would also include reviews on my library books that I had checked out and read. Now I haven’t had my blog long, but I work very hard to keep it going. In my town, we don’t have much choice for new releases. I am dependent on wait lists at our library(which has the same selection as 20 years ago) or traveling out of town to get my books. I have surfed the internet as best as I could to find out where everyone gets their copies early, also known as ARCs or Galleys, and wanted to share what I have found. Alot of what is in this list, I learned from asking other bloggers. Alot of bloggers don’t like to give up their sources, but alot are willing to help out. Me personally, I try to help anyone I can because I love to share my passion for books. Here are some helpful sites to request review copies and get your foot in the door. Feel free to leave me a comment if you know of any others that would help newbies out!
I am sure there are more out there but I have not been fortunate enough to find anymore.
I have also requested some books from authors and from publishing companies as well, but that is more of a hit and miss.
One of the other things I have learned is, POST POST POST! The more reviews you do, the more companies will see you as a serious reviewer. I try to post at least 2 reviews a day, but sometimes I can only get one done. But I do make the effort to post everyday.
Any thoughts or comments?
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