This post was inspired by C. Leigh Purtill’s comment on the Is Asking For Books Offensive? post. Behold, the comment:
I guess part of what I'm asking is, if I send a reviewer a book and I don't hear anything after a couple of months, should I assume the reviewer didn't like the book?
(read full comment here)
So, since we’ve got this awesome community unveiling the barrier between authors and reviewers here, I thought I’d turn it into an official post. Let’s talk about it!
Reviewers, how long does it take for you to get to a book?
Are you ever bothered by authors following up with you (in a polite manner)?
How do you decide what book you’ll read next from your pile?
What’s the longest you’ve ever taken to review a book?
Authors, if a reviewer has stated they have a lot of books on their pile and any new material won’t be reviewed for a while, would you still send the book to them? What about reviewers who don’t guarantee a review?
How long before you start getting annoyed and want to email the review?
What’s the longest a reviewer has taken to get to your book?
** as always, anonymous entries = fine :D **