This has been a long time coming. After seeing yet another post of authors bashing bloggers, I have taken in everything and decided to no longer review indie books. I do not wish to take this step, but I have worked hard on my blog.
And that last thing I want is some author going on a bashing spree to bash me. You could say that I am taking precautions. I have yet to be called out or bashed upon, still with all that is going on I am uneasy. I no longer am going to put myself in that kind of predicament.
This makes me sad. I have read so many great indie books that I absolutely LOVED! I have met kind authors who changed my life with their books.
With that said, there are only a few reasons why I will read an indie book. Because I believe in “one bad apple doesn’t ruin to whole bunch”, I’m placing some new polices.
The only way I will read and review an indie book is:
(1) I bought the book myself off of Amazon, Smashwords, B&N and have enjoyed it.
(2) I have read/review your work before/work with you before and have establish a relationship with you.
(3) I have sign up for a blog tour myself
(4) I approach you myself asking to review the book
(5) Word of mouth from another author
Now, to the authors that I have given my word to review your book, that I will happen. If I emailed you saying I will review your book I will.
Here are the books that I plan to review in the coming months:
Any Other Night
Whisper in the Autumn
Seeds of War
The Mayfriar Moon
Happy Birthday To Me
Happy Birthday To You
These are all the books I review. After this, no more. Unless the author meets my conditions I have above, any email will be deleted.