December 15, 2015 by Betty
I just wanted to share with you guys my achievement. A few days ago, I created an account on Netgalley and decided to take the plunge and request a book. I researched some ahead of time and learned that to have more of a likelihood of being accepted to review a book, it helps to have a blog where you review books and have around 1,000 followers. I barely started this blog about two days ago and feared that I would have to wait a few months before getting even 100 or so followers.
Obviously, I did not want to wait. Last year I signed up for a one year membership with Barnes and Noble since that is the closest bookstore for me. Since then, I have kind of, sort of gone a little crazy book buying online and in-store every time I have a chance to go to B&N. (It’s about a 60 mile/ 1 hour drive each way.) I was constantly receiving emails and mail with coupons which I felt morally obligated to use. I was basically this.
Thus my dwindling bank funds…
Anyway, long story short, I requested four books and have been accepted for three so far. Although they are in ebook format and I was hoping for a physical copy (I find it hard to read ebooks). For now I will continue trying for ARC’s.
Also, on a side note, I will posting at least once a week. For sure every Monday at least. I’ll need to think up a name for my weekly post. Suggestions are appreciated.
Thanks for reading!