Follow Friday

Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View and Alison at Alison Can Read. The point is to follow as many book blog as you can and make new friends! As part of the adventure, she gives a weekly question.

Here's this week's question:

Q: What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?

 

 

 

A:

I would probably try to reach out to publishers a lot sooner than I did. Just starting out, I was afraid to approach any of them about reviewing books. Aside from that, I am fairly happy with out things started.


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Much love, Sinn

23 comments:

  1. Great Answer! I've only just started reaching out to publishers :) New GFC Follower!
    My FF

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  2. Old Follower. That is a tough line, when you start contacting publishers. I have only started to reach out. =] Thanks for sharing and visiting My FF
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

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  3. Thanks for stopping by! This is a gorgeous blog you have, I'll be sure to follow as soon as I'm done with this comment <3

    I have to say, I'm kind of terrified of reaching out to publishers as well. But it's good to hear that I should do it sooner! I don't want to regret it in time to come :)

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    1. Honestly, the worst they can do is not answer. It took me awhile to build up my confidence; however, it was worth it when I finally did hear back. Don't give up!

      Thanks ^_^ Chic & Sassy Designs did an awesome job with the blog design!

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  4. New follower from the hop. If I could start from scratch I would choose a different layout and design. I'll be changing things up soon though. You have a super cute blog!
    Please follow back at http://nettesbookshelf.blogspot.com :-)

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  5. That's a good answer. I think I might still be too new to blogging to reach out to publishers, but that doesn't stop me from using NG.

    New GFC and Linky (I think) follower.

    My FF

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  6. New follower! I still haven't reached out to publishers I scared of rejection, So I only use Netgalley
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :D

    P.S you have one of the best blog layouts I'v seen.Like it's AMAZING!!!

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    1. From my experience, you don't hear back from them if you're rejected. That kind of makes it easier ^_~

      Thanks, sweetie! Chic & Sassy Designs did an awesome job! She modeled the girl at the top after me (yes, I do have pink hair ^_~) and used my actual tattoos! Check her out, she is pretty cool!

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  7. Good answer! I remember thinking in the beginning, how are all these bloggers getting to read these novels before they're released? *Blushes* Yeesh!
    Old follower here, Yay!
    Stopping by with My FF!

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  8. Great answer. They say you should wait about 6 months to a year to start contacting top teir publishers.

    Old follower. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Great answer! How long did it take you till you reached out to them? I want to do that someday, but I'm still really new to blogger!(:

    New Follower!
    My blog: simple-books.blogspot.com

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    1. I decided to wait until I hit about the 6mo mark, and then fully chickened out! Honestly, I didn't start reaching out to them until March, which was after my one year blog anniversary. I would suggest waiting until about 6mo to kind of make a name for yourself, get followers, etc. Also, it is good to know your blog stats, so keep that in mind. But, when you do reach out, good luck!

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  10. I need to do that too. It's not that I'm afraid, I just never get around to actually asking publishers. It's kind of ridiculous, I know.
    My FF

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  11. Great answer! It can be scary at first approaching publishers and you feel too under-qualified and inexperienced. There's a lot to be said for enthusiasm though ;)

    I'm a new follower. I'd love it if you returned the favour.

    My FF

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  12. I still haven't reached out to publishers. I would love just one physical arc but I wouldn't know how to ask, or what to say lol. So its just Netgally for me lol.

    Love the blog. I am a new follower on GFC and Linky. I would love it if you could check my blog out to!! my FF

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    1. Take a look at Small Reviews tips for getting an ARC. She has some awesome ideas, resources, etc.!

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  13. I love your blog - it's so cute!! awesome design :) Yeah, I reached out to publishers a lot earlier than I probably should have, but it worked pretty well for me so far! haha

    New follower from the blog hop!
    http://thefictionconniption.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-and-follow-friday-4.html

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  14. OMG, your blog is so much fun! It's dripping with awesomeness and I love zombies. Your blog is going to be my resource for zombie books. yay! :)

    New follower!

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    1. Ha-ha, thanks for the comment. It reminded me of my best friend ^_~ And zombies are ♥ !

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  15. I do love your blog. And your header is awesome!

    Old follower.
    My FF

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  16. New follower through Linky and GFC. Follow me back over at my blog, http://www.bethebooks.blogspot.com :)

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  17. I still haven't reached out to publishers. I don't think I will at the moment because I am still trying to build my blog and gain a solid audience. I think once I do that I will reach out. I love your blog btw! It's so cute and girly.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower :)

    Alex @ Breakfast At Bookland and Cupcakes and Literature

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  18. I’m glad I dropped by from FF. I am your newest follower.
    Cheers,
    Shanae
    My Blog

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