Now that Altered – Revelations of the Evolved has been on amazon.com for just over three months,
and I have joined all the sites possible that I can think of (my own blog, facebook, twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad, pinterest and Flea Circus Books) it is time to dig in my heels and approach bloggers and reviewers. But where do I start? Well, first off you need to find a list of bloggers and reviewers such as The Book Blogger Directory http://bookbloggerdirectory.wordpress.com/
Don’t just randomly start clicking on bloggers and sending them off a generic email attached with your book. Take time to click on those bloggers that you think would be a good fit to read your book (eg. what genres they read, what formats they accept and if they are even currently accepting books). With so many amazing book titles out there, a lot of these bloggers are completely back logged. Be sure to read their review policy before contacting them.
As well, you would like this blogger to take the time out of his/her busy schedule to read and review your book, so take the time to thoroughly check out their website. Click on each tab to get to know a bit about them as well. It allows you to become more personable with your approach (use their first name, refer to their review policy, etc.).
You will also discover some pretty amazing blogs out there and people who really care about books. Keep track of which bloggers you have contacted (a spreadsheet may be useful) so you don’t inadvertently resend a review request. Make a comments section in your spreadsheet so you can track any notes/feedback.
If a blogger doesn’t respond to your request or denies your request, don’t take it to heart. Same if they write a negative review about your book. Just because you think your book is the next best seller doesn’t mean that everyone will agree. Imagine how boring the world would be if everyone had the same opinion. Keep plugging away….there are literally thousands of bloggers to choose from….and as my husband likes to say: KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON!
To read more about inside the mind of a book blogger please read Leeswammes’ Blog Post: