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For today’s Armchair BEA post I decided to do a ‘Ask the Experts’ post instead of The Future of Blogging for two reasons. One is, I have no clue what the futures brings for book blogging! I am so new so I haven’t really had a chance to see it evolve into what it is now, but I am sure there are always ways for blogging to be improved upon. And two, I could really use some great advice, if anyone is willing to share some! 🙂
Okay so I have to be honest and say how absolutely clueless I am about pretty much everything. I’m serious. LOL I have asked Anna at Literary Exploration a few basic questions when I first started, questions like, “How close to a books release date should I post?” and so on. I probably have a million more! So here are a few:
1. Where do I find email addresses for publishers to send my review? Do I send only ARC reviews? Do you ever hear back from them? (I have googled before but have had a hard time finding an actual email)
2. If/when I do decide to request ARCs from publishers, is it the same email adress you send the reviews? Do you hear back from them before an ARC is sent or does it show up as a pleasant surprise?
3. How do I know how many ‘unique visitors’ I have? (I have seen publishers ask this number on netgalley and have no idea how I figure that out on blogger within the stats)
4. I do not currently have a facebook page for the blog. Is this something I should absolutely do? Am I missing out on reaching more people who prefer following blogs this way?
5. This might be a silly question: How long does it take you to write a review, on average? (Mine can take hours and hours so I am wondering if that is just me or if others take a long time to put their thoughts together too)
I will stick with those for today. I know I am probably forgetting a few important ones but for some reason my brain isn’t allowing me to remember them right now. LOL I would really appreciate any help anyone can give me with any/all of these questions. I would love to stop by your posts as well so please leave me a link if you got one! 🙂