July16th: What do we owe publishers and authors? If we accept ARC’s do we “owe” anything to them or just an honest review to our follower? As book bloggers are we obligated to do more than just review books? Post covers – participate on tours – host guest posts?
I am a book review blogger by choice in my spare time. My review policy clearly states I have an enormous TBR list and cannot commit to a timeline to review a book. I definitely try my hardest to read and review all the books I accept for review.
I cannot guarantee I will love the book and write a glowing review, or even that I will finish the book. It’s just not possible to know beforehand what I will think of a book. Keeping in mind that a book review is my opinion of the book.
Reviewing is a little different when I don’t request the books. If I request and get a book, I will read and review it. If I get a book, whether it is finished or ARC, any other way, I don’t think I am obligated to read and review it. I will try to get to it if it interests me though.
My blog is just that: mine. I can do what I want with it. I am not obligated to do anything with it. I do love hosting author features and book tours, and choose to participate.
But unless and until someone pays me to do something, I will do only what I want on my blog.