I want to tell you you should say to no to review copies? FREE BOOKS? To ARCs? To all the things we love?
Yes I do!
Here are my 10 Reasons why you should say no to review copies:
- You probably won’t have the time to read every book people are offering you AND the ones you really want to read. Save your time for review copies that you are really interested in.
- if you take 100 review copies a year you also have to write 100 reviews! Do you really have time for that?
- On Netgalley you have the best chances to get the big newcomers, when you review rate is at 80%. Well let me tell you, you will desire every book and then stand there with a 10% review rate, which means everyone else gets the cake, while you get the crumbs.
- You will hate some of them – and then you have to write a bad review OR contact the publisher to tell them that asking your opinion the book sucks
- You need to take pretty pictures AND talk about all of them – that means choose wisely harry!
- its an addiction – if you get one, you want them all – and you will never stop stressing about them. Even when you love them.
- You will never get to read the books you bought from your own money. Because you are drowning in review copies, lists and notes to said books.
- You can’t sell them if you don’t like them, but who gives away books they didn’t like themselves?
- sometimes when we feel forced to read something it is more of a burden, than a joy. So when you order too many review copies, there could be a reading slump right around the corner.
- you have to write really interesting, story telling like reviews. Because you are not the only one. Often when people search for a good review, they are looking into big accounts. Smaller accounts’ reviews often get lost in the cloud.
So for sure you got that some of these points are a bit sarcastic, but I can really recommend to overthink it twice if you want to order a book as a review copy 🙂0