FAQs

1.  How do you review books so quickly?

I write my reviews ahead of time and carefully plan which review will be posted on any given day.  As for reading the books, many of the books I review I have owned for a number of years and have practically memorized them.  I have a good memory when it comes to books, but on the rare occasion I don’t remember enough, I will go back and re-read a novel before reviewing it.  Obviously I read a lot of new fiction, generally around 10-20 books per month.

2.  Do you make money by recommending books?

No, I don’t.  I link to Amazon and Barnes and Noble because they are two of the busiest, most reliable book sellers online.  I am also in no way profiting from recommending the books of indie, self-published or traditionally published authors.  Which is why you can expect that when I recommend a book, I really did like it.

3.  Will you run ads on your site?

The answer is totally, unequivocally, no.  Aside from the very few that WordPress runs (because I haven’t paid to take them off), I will not ever run ads on my blog.  I don’t want to make money from this; I just truly enjoy book reviewing.  So if you’re going to solicit me to run ads, don’t even bother.  Askimet picks up your comments and I delete them without a second thought.  Oh, and trying to get me to ‘exchange links’ with something like a hair loss site?  Yeah, you obviously haven’t read my blog and have no idea who my audience is.

4.  Do you accept guest posts?

See The Mad Reviewer is Now Accepting Guest Posts.

5 thoughts on “FAQs

    • Haha, that’s very true. But the bots and the humans that are paid going around and trying to get me to advertise are annoying. I doubt this will dissuade any of them (seeing as they don’t actually read my site), but it’s just nice to put out there.

  1. Hi Carrie,

    My name is Maggie, I have recently had my memoir ‘Fly Away home’ published in the Netherlands. I’m American but live in Norway and can’t seem to get my book noticed at home in my own country. It is available on Amazon. I’m going to e-mail you a copy and I hope you’ll review it, I promise its not your typical memoir…

    Thanks for your time and I look forward in hearing from you.
    Maggie
    [Link removed because your name is already linked to your site. --CS]

    • Hello Maggie,

      Your memoir does indeed look interesting, but I am predominantly a YA book reviewer. It looks like it can be read by teens, though so I will review it.

      Thank you for your offer.

      Carrie

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