August 8, 2010

Slapdash Sunday Topic: Review Requests ? (1 of 2)

Question for those that use/have a blogspot address:
Is anyone having trouble today adding pictures to their posts or is it my computer?

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Slapdash Sunday is a day for your proverbial week 'leftovers.' Is there something you wanted to say, but just forgot? Is there something you want to write about, but isn't worth a whole page? Do you have a random thought, funny or otherwise that needs to be written down?
That is what Slapdash Sunday is for!
  The other day I added and catalogued the newest book I received to be reviewed.  As I looked at my pile, I started thinking, which is usually dangerous (lol) for me, and thought that the questions I had would be a good topic for today.
  Do you get a lot of requests?  Or do you seek out books to review?  Do you think that because of this new phenomenon of social media outlets and book blogging/reviewing sites, that you are getting more requests from publishers, authors and agents?  Are there more requests this year than in the past?
  What are your thoughts and/or opinions on this topic....would love to hear.  Lets have a Slapdash Discussion!!


bermudaonion said...

I don't seek out books anymore but I did when I first discovered that I could. I wouldn't say that I get a lot of requests for reviews, but I certainly get my fair share.

Anonymous said...

In the beginning i went crazy seeking out publishers and authors but these day, not so much. I do think that book bloggers are a very important community for the publishing industry and they are really just realizing that. We are better able to garner exposure for their books at minimal costs to them. So i would think that that's one of the reasons why we receive so many books for reviews.

Anonymous said...

I do get a lot, but most are ones I've requested. I also have had several authors or their reps contact me to review their books. I'm trying to be selective so my mailman doesn't have to overload our mailbox.

Joann said...

Hi I am having trouble loading a picture to my blog as well, in fact I had to put a contest on hold because of this! I thought I was the only one!

Julie P said...

I have gotten a few requests and at first I always said yes. Now I am being more picky. Grand total though is still very small for requests.....