“What Makes a Book Reviewer Tick? Interview with Page Inman” by Joan Y. Edwards
This is the first in a series of blog posts about what makes a book reviewer tick and how writers can entice reviewers to read to the very end.
Thank you Joan for this opportunity to introduce myself and my blog As The Page Turns.
You’re very welcome. It’s my pleasure to share ideas from the mind of a book reviewer! You provide a wonderful service for readers, authors, and publishers.
Thank you very much. I’ll tell you a little about myself.
I am a retired librarian who lives in NC and I started the blog in 2010 to share my love of reading with others. I was born in Georgia, but have lived in NC most of my life. I am the fur mama of 4 cats. I love reading and have been an avid reader since childhood. My parents are readers and nurtured that as I was growing up. I always wanted to be a librarian since the age of 13 and was lucky enough to do it for over 25 years. I believe that reading can take you anywhere you want to go for little or no cost. I get a lot of my books at the library or at used bookstores.
What genres do you like to read?
I like to read thrillers, suspense, fantasy, sci fi, historical, non-fiction, and some romance.
Who are your favorite authors?
Where can people find your reviews?
You can find my reviews at http://asthepageturns-page.blogspot.com/. I don’t do advertising on the blog because I just want to highlight the books and to keep things simple. I don’t have a system for which books I review. I only review those I want to share. I like to highlight indie authors.
Do you do digital book reviews?
I don’t do digital books, as I like the smell and feel of a real book.
Do you charge to do a book review?
I do not charge to review your book. I may not review all the books I receive because I didn’t like the book, or I didn’t finish the book. I don’t do negative reviews because I only want to be positive. If I don’t like the book for some reason, I’ll contact the author and explain it to them without embarrassment.
Here are three of your reviews that I liked:
How can authors and publishers contact you to see if you’ll do a book review for them?
You can visit my blog to see how to contact me. I hope you visit my blog and share your reads with me and my readers.
I hope you’ll leave a comment for Page Inman.
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