Occasionally, an e-mail arrives in my overcrowded inbox—like one did today—from an author asking me to review a book, and 99.9 percent of the time I say no. Then I offer advice on where to seek reviews from what I have learned since I launched my first title in December 2007.
Does that mean I don’t read books? Of course I read books. I have exactly sixteen very patient tree-books waiting on my bedside table. Some have been waiting to be read for months. I also have four audio books (on CDs) waiting for me to review. These days, I read more books with my ears than my eyes.
Hint—ask avid readers for reviews who don’t write books. The odds of hearing a yes might be better.
The reason why I don’t accept 99.9 percent of books authors ask me to review is due to the fact that I’m usually…
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