Here is an insightful post from Rachel Poli on why it’s okay to say no to book review requests.
When you run a book blog, the more it grows, the more authors may come across it. If you have a decent following then they’re going to want you to review their work.
Everyone likes different genres, some more than others. If you love mystery novels and can’t stand historical fiction, then what do you do if an author asks you to review their historical fiction book?
A lot of reviewers don’t like saying no to authors when they ask such a request. I’m one of those reviewers. Sometimes it’s hard to say no.
When an author, a publisher, or a publicist contacts you, you feel flattered. How could they have possibly come across a blog such as your own? And your blog looked good enough to them to make them want to contact you. It makes you feel good so of course, you want to please them.
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