First of all,I just need to say thank you to all of the awesome book bloggers and authors that I have begun to network with. It’s an awesome feeling.
Now here comes the real point of this post. My email address is getting out there to authors & publishers and while that’s great,that’s also where the problems come in. See I don’t have infinite amounts of time to read every single book that authors/publishers want to send me.Also getting requests to review a book that I know almost instantly that I won’t want to read is tough.I don’t want to seem rude or ungrateful but I’ve received 6 emails in less than a week and I’ve had to decline 1/3 of the books offered to me.
I don’t do it to hurt other people’s feelings. I do it either because I don’t have the time or I’m just not that interested in the book that they are offering.
A few of the offers that are coming in are making me realize that I need to refine the list of books that I am not interested in.
I am already being relatively selective about the books that I choose to review.I think I just need to keep doing that and not ask for books that I really am not terribly interested in.
2 thoughts on “Turning down review requests”
You shouldn't feel bad. It costs authors a lot of money to send out ARC's. By turning down ones you don't like you are saving the author money and giving someone who would really like the book a chance to review it. It's best all round!
Yes,you're totally right. Darn that people pleasing gene that only comes out sometimes.I gotta keep remembering that.