How to not piss off a book blogger when requesting a review

Very good advice!

Cinthia Ritchie

When my book Dolls Behaving Badly published a few years ago, I was a first-time author. I was so naive! I knew nothing about promotion or blogging or the importance of reviews. I assumed that the publisher would take care of everything and that I would sit back and bask in the glow and glory of my new-found success.

Well, hee, hee, I had obviously assumed wrong. A few weeks after my publication date found me desperately contacting book bloggers, begging and pleading for them to please, please, please take the time to read and review my book, feature me on their blogs or include me, at the very last minute, in their bloghops.


Luckily, enough of them took pity on me so that I was able to pull in enough reviews and promotions that my book didn’t totally fall flat on its face (or should I say on its…

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  1. Hi, Tasty ladies (that kind of sounds dirty but fun, doesn’t it?):
    Thanks so much for reblogging my post on your site, and three cheers for Julie Valerie for her awesome author advice.
    Hope you’re all having a great weekend.
    P.S. Love the pink!

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  2. Oh, gosh, you’re too good to me. First, I have to say I love, love, love the pink! Second, a great big THANK YOU for reblogging my interview from Cinthia Ritchie’s website. Hope everyone’s having a fabulous weekend. Cheers! 🙂


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