How Much of an Obligation do Book Bloggers Have?

There’s always a lot of chatter in the community about how much of an obligation book bloggers have when it comes to ARCs. Let’s say a blogger is given an UNSOLICITED (meaning they didn’t ask for it) review copy of a book. Are they obligated […]


This Kathleen Hale business has led to a few things: Bloggers being concerned about their safety and privacy Bloggers starting a “Blogging Blackout”—no book reviews for a while A few silly authors criticizing bloggers for participating in the blackout Bloggers getting discouraged, unmotivated, and wondering, […]

When It’s Okay to Start Requesting ARCs from Publishers

At what point in your blogging career is is appropriate to email a publisher about ARCs. I have used NetGalley for reviews as a smaller blog. But now that my blog had grown I was wondering when was a good time. Thank you! 🙂 Amber […]

Have Physical ARCs Lost Their Appeal?

Jenna from Jenna Does Books posed a question on Twitter the other day: Curious question: who here still sends physical ARC requests to publishers? Jenna Does Books ‏@jennadoesbooks My response and those from other people got me thinking: have physical ARCs lost their appeal? A […]

Can/Should You Request Finished Copies of Books?

I was wondering if we, as book bloggers, may request finished copies of books? Is that a thing, and if so, can you guide us through doing so? Sam First, it’s important to understand that publishers usually have less finished copies to give away than […]

Should You Review Books You Don’t Finish?

I’ve recently been stuck on a book for 3 weeks now, and it seems as I really can’t seem to spend more time with it. I received it from Netgalley, and I’m not sure if I should review it anyways (I got to 30%) or […]

Creating Images, Button Grab Codes, ARCs for International Bloggers

Table of Contents How to Create Images Adding Button Grab Codes ARCs for International Bloggers How to Create Images Hi Ashley, All my images are ready on my desktop and I’m stuck at STEP 2: how to create image URLs directly? (I’m using Blogger). Many […]

Tips For New Book Bloggers

After a year of blogging, I’ve had some time to recognize and reflect on some of the mistakes I made. I’ve combined those mistakes and a couple other ideas I conjured up to bring you a list of tips for new book bloggers! Hopefully this […]

How to Receive Physical ARCs – Information & Good Practices

How to Receive Physical ARCs – Information & Good Practices

I have been meaning to do a post about ARCs (Advanced Review Copies) for ages, and finally I got a bit of encouragement to finally get my butt in gear and make a post. Christine submitted this BBB Question: How do bloggers receive physical ARCs? […]

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