Book Blogger Hop June 17

 The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy @ the Ramblings of a coffee addict. . Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This week ‘s question is:
Do you post your reviews before publication day or wait until close to or on publication date?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)


I guess my answer to this question is that it depends which platform I’m posting on. It will also depend on what type of book I’m reading.

I always review my ARCs as soon as possible after I’ve read them and these reviews get published on GoodReads too so I guess I mostly post quite a while before publication date

However, on my blog, I wait until publication date or maybe one or two days before it to publish reviews. These reviews might not be quite the same as my Net Galley reviews as I will probably go into more detail in my blog posts and might make more references to other books.

If I review my library books or books that I have physically bought then these will maybe reviewed a long while after publication date. Sometimes, they’re the reviews that get the most response.

Does anyone else do this?

Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

10 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop June 17”

  1. I post my shorter reviews at NetGalley, Goodreads, Amazon, etc. after the review goes live on my blog (usually the same day or the day after). Sounds like the opposite of you.

  2. I do the same, Janette. I try to review ARCs as close to publication day as I can, but because I often read books after publication so publish them when I can.

    1. I really like it as a way of reading new books for free. I can then buy the ones that I like. I read a lot of fantasy on NG as my library doesn’t stock a lot of fantasy novels.

  3. Yes, I do the same as you. If it’s a NetGalley book I post my review on Goodreads as soon as I can, but wait until close to publication day to post it on my blog. If it’s an older book that has already been published, I don’t worry about when I post the review. I also find that those reviews often get more response, maybe because people have had more time to read the book themselves.

  4. I used to post ARC reviews on NetGalley and Goodreads a month or so before publication (soon after I read it) but I’ve taken on so many books (too many, actually) that even that ends up being close to publication day now.

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