Blogging Tips: How to Request Review Copies from Authors

There are A LOT of posts out there about how to request ARCs from publishers, but I've yet to see a single one that covers the topic of requesting books from authors. And you know why that's a problem? Because not every author has a publisher. I don't have to be an author to understand that it's hard to find reviewers. Many self-published authors can't afford putting their books on sites like...
 

Blogging Organization: Scheduling and Keeping Track of Blog Posts with a Spreadsheet

As some of you may already know, I can be quite the organization fiend when I want to be one. And when it comes to my blog, I do want to be one. It makes everything so much simpler and less stressful when I don't have to remember or keep track of things in my head, don't have to search through the list of drafts I have in Wordpress just to figure out what posts I have, etc. And that is why...
 

Blogging Organization: Keeping Track of Review Copies with a Spreadsheet

I will be the first to admit that, in many ways, I am a completely unorganized person. However, when it comes to blogging, I'm like an organization fiend. About a few months after I started this book blog, I discovered the beauty that is spreadsheets, and they have helped me IMMENSELY. So today I'm going to share with you all how I keep track of the review copies I receive, and I'm including a...
 

Bloggy Musings: 5 Ways I’ve Changed as a Blogger After One Year of Blogging

Last weekend was my anniversary of one year blogging, and while I don't have any real celebratory stuff planned, I do always find it fun to look back and see how much things have changed in life. Some of these I think about quite often just because they're so funny or absurd to me, but I'm sure we all committed some faux pas or had some weird thoughts regarding book blogging when we started, so I...
 

Discussion: Revamping and Reposting Book Reviews

I feel like this might be some big taboo thing since blogging is supposed to be all about creating dazzling, shiny, *new* content. But this idea to revamp and repost book reviews, and the question of whether it's a good idea or not, came to me because I realized I have a whole bunch of reviews from when I first started blogging that have few or no comments and hardly got viewed since I was a...