Tuesday Mashup

Tuesday Mashup has a couple of giveaways and an article about mistakes authors make when approaching book bloggers!


1. Book-Alicious Mama is giving away a copy of Killer Image by Wendy Tyson.

2. Bewitched Bookworms is also giving away a copy of Killer Image by Wendy Tyson.

3. Two giveaways still happening at Traveling With THush Little Baby and Weak at the Knees!


Molly Greene posted an article that Anne Chaconas wrote about 5 Mistakes Authors Make When Approaching Book Bloggers.    After reading the article, I just have to say that Anne was spot-on.

Being still a relative newbie- I’ve only been blogging for almost 2 years- I’ve been lucky. I’ve managed to get into some great groups of bloggers, and on to a couple of publishers list. Since, though, I started accepting review inquiries from outside those avenues- I’ve had review requests that were fantastic and some that I could tell were mass-emailed. Most people do personalize their request- and I appreciate that. I’ve not really run into many authors who are making the mistakes that Anne is talking about- but, I encourage people to read this article.

Bloggers- what do you think? Are there mistakes that authors make that harm the blogger/author relationship?

2 thoughts on “Tuesday Mashup

  1. Can I ask your advice? I bought two copies of Matthew Quick’s news novel- Please Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. I wanted to give them away – I just finished reading one of the copies. The problem is, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the book, though I suspect readers who like YA novels a lot might like it. Should I do the giveaway- before/after I post my review or at all?

    • Hi K,

      I don’t think you have to LOVE the books you give away. If you still want to give away the book- I would. And I would write something like “While I had hoped to really enjoy this book- something did not do it for me, etc. However, I think that a fan of YA would really enjoy it- and I have a copy for a giveaway!”

      As far as your review, I would post it- either before or after (because, I don’t think it matters! You aren’t going to love every book- and you don’t have to love a book to give it away!)

      Hope that helped- email me if you need to discuss further!

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