I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how I run this blog and what I can do to make it better. For the past few months, I have accepting author requested reviews. Originally I was only going to schedule two a month and then four. But now I am realizing that I am going about this all wrong. I still want to do author requests. I’ve found some truly amazing books through this and met some phenomenal authors. But I want to change how I schedule the reviews. As much as I would love to be able to read everything as soon as it’s requested, there’s only so much time in the day. So I am no longer going to give exact dates for when the book will have been read and reviewed by. I will however, still accept three to four books per month for review. But all I will guarantee it will be read within that month. I feel that since I overloaded myself so severely with Netgalley books, that I need to worry about getting those down before I can start scheduling by week again. But my Netgalley list is getting smaller, so maybe things will change in the next month or so.
However, I know there are those who need reviews quicker and aren’t willing to wait as long as others. Because of this, I’m going to start offering expedited reviews. This isn’t a required option for anyone who would like their book reviewed. But it will be an option if they would like to have it reviewed in a specific period of time or by a specific date.
Note: Expedited reviews are NOT paid reviews. The payment for this service is only for a guaranteed time frame for the review to be posted.
I refuse to do paid reviews, so any and all expedited reviews are guaranteed to be an honest review of my thoughts on your book. This is just an option for those who need the review by a specific date. All books with less than 250 pages will be guaranteed to be read and reviewed within three days. All reviews for books with more than 250 pages, will be guaranteed to be posted within five days. If you don’t need the review right away, but want to guarantee a review date/time, we can discuss a different option for you.
For more details you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Expedited Review in the subject line and include the details of your book and the time frame you need the review posted in.
Also, I will be offering paid virtual assistance for anyone who needs it. Maintaining a blog or keeping your social media accounts active, is a lot of work. I will also be offering proofreading and editing services for those who need them. You can see more details here: Virtual Assistant Services