Day 25 of my Joffe Books Rolling Blog and today, in the limelight, is Sarah from By The Letter Book Reviews. This is my last blogger/reader interview but stay tuned because coming up I have an interview with the amazing JASPER JOFFE but now lets see what Sarah has to say:
Hello, could you tell us a little about yourself and what made you start blogging?
Hi, I’m Sarah and i’m a wife, mother as well as working for Bloodhound Books. I also blog at bytheletterbookreviews. I started blogging after reading bloggers posts in an online book group. Due to the group i had discovered so many new authors to me and i wanted to help spread the word about the authors and books i enjoyed and blogging for me was the way to do it.
How long have you been blogging (when you first set up your blog)
I have been blogging for just over three years now and love it as much as i did when i first started. I have to admit i never thought i would get past setting it up never mind sticking with it but it has given me a new lease of life.
When did you start joining Blog Tours and why?
I’m not actually sure when i started taking part in them. To start with it would just be authors contacting me asking if I would read and review their book then I slowly started to get approached by publishers. I have to admit it was very nerve wracking doing my first one but there was no need and I love being involved in them.
Do you join blog tours for a lot of publishers? About how many?
I used to do them for quite a a lot of publishers but due to work and life in general I have cut down to a select few now as I just don’t have the time to read as many books as I used to.
What do you think of the books Joffe publish are they usually good, average, bad?
I have only read a few of Joffe’s books and have a couple sat waiting patiently on my kindle to be read but in the main they have usually been good.
How do Joffe Blog Tours compare to the ones run by other publishers?
They are probably along the same par in how they are run though they do tend to be more short notice.
Joffe Books is run differently to other publishers is the short notice of book releases a problem given how much in demand bloggers are?
Previously it wouldn’t have been to much of an issue for me but now a days, it’s not often I can help out with it being short notice unless it is to host a guest post as it doesn’t give me enough time to read and review it.
Some Bloggers leave room for Joffe Books are you one of those? If so why?
Due to it being such short notice unfortunately not. My diary gets filled up quite quickly and with cutting down it makes it nigh on impossible to help out. If more notice was to be given then possibly yes i would save room to help out more.
Joffe Books has a launch team that get together in a virtual party setting and many of the authors support each other and chat with the readers and bloggers. Do you think this is a good idea? If so why?
I think it’s always great for there to be interaction between authors and readers and think readers are more likely to go on and read more of the authors books.
Have you ever gone to a Joffe Launch Party?
What do you think of them? Yes I have been to a few and they are generally a lot of fun.
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