Is it just I or my content is slowly becoming one big ass announcement about all of the changes on the blog?
As you know, our blog has been through a lot of changes lately, and they never seem to stop. Since Daily Dose of Books was featured on The Book Blogger List, our views and interactions took off. We started to receive a lot of review requests and a new audience. We couldn’t be more grateful for all of these, but this also made us realise that our old Review Policy sucked. It may have been reasonable for the first few months, but now it is just outdated. We changed our requirements a lot, but that was not the only reason why we changed the policy.
As you’ve seen from our content, Alexandra and I are very different people. One of us likes to read young adult and use her platforms to help spread awareness about certain issues when the other one loves adult romance and writing reading blogs. Just like that, your requirements for review requests are distinct. I tend to always ask for a press kit from the authors I work with because I like to make a little section about heir background. Alexandra never does one of these sections.
One single review policy can’t include everything there is to know about each of us, so we decided to make separate pages. I also think this would work better, as we have a different taste in books. The author or the press who’s contacting us can choose their best reviewer depending on their needs.
Also, all of the messages sent through our contact section, get to my mailbox. If you are an author or a press, DO NOT USE the Contact Form for review requests. That contact section is only for our audience in case they have problems with the site, comments they want to address or even advice.
If you are an author or a press, we have both of our emails in the place. You can email us separately.
On top of that, it can also help us manage our emails, as Alexandra’s requests won’t go into my mailbox anymore, and vice-versa.
By the time this post is published, both of the policies will be up. If any of you has questions, don’t be afraid to ask.