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Introducing New Advertising Features for Authors

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I’ve done a lot of reassessing and mulling-things-over since the New Year. As my blog has grown, I’ve had to make some changes to the way I do things.  I have had to stop accepting self-published books for review and I’ve had to limit the number of middle grade and young adult novels I accept as well. 

I didn’t start this blog as a way to promote authors and books (sorry, but it’s true), but as a way for me to connect with other readers and talk about books. 

However, as the review requests pile in each day, I’m noticing that several authors thank me in advance for my time and for helping promote their books.  So I decided to make a way for authors and publishers to get the face time they need on my blog without me feeling overwhelmed and cranky about working for free.

Enter the Book Spotlight.  I’ve done some of these in the past for self-published authors when I couldn’t read their book but still wanted to help out.  The problem was that spotlights took time to put together.  Time I didn’t have.  So now, an author or publisher can have a feature on my blog, even if I can’t review their book.  They can pay a small fee and I will put together a spotlight for them. I’m also going to start running Sidebar Ads. 

For all the info about these new features, please visit my Advertise with Me page.  If you would like to purchase a Book Spotlight or a Sidebar Ad, please email me at reviewkidsbooks (at) gmail (dot) com.

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    Tressa S
    March 27, 2014 at 12:46 am

    That's a great idea! I've been mulling over the same things. I have at least 5 review requests in my inbox right now that I just haven't even gotten to and need to at least respond to them. It does take time, even when you have time to review, to do a post and promote authors. I hope it goes well!

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      reviewkidsbooks@gmail.com
      March 27, 2014 at 2:21 am

      Thanks Tressa. I'm hoping that this will help solve my problem of spending too much time blogging for nothing while helping out those authors I wouldn't otherwise be able to.

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