I've recently updated my blog to let people know they can approach me to review their books. Am I being a tad naive/cheeky to expect a free copy of the book? I appreciate that $2.99 for a kindle copy isn't a lot of money, but it will soon add up if I have to do that for everyone who asks me to review their story.
Any advice on 'review etiquette' would very much be appreciated.
As others have mentioned, I've never had to pay to receive a review copy. If somebody asks you to review their book then the 'etiquette' is that they supply you with a review copy (be it physical or an e-book). You're not being cheeky at all! :)
Nikki-ann - www.notesoflife.co.uk
No, I do not think it is unreasonable to ask for a free copy for a review. However, if you are only just starting out, sometimes that is hard to accomplish. My first couple of reviews were books I bought myself and reviewed because I wanted to. Once I started getting established a little more, then, review requests started coming in. Netgalley is a great resource, as is Edelweiss, which is a similar setup to Netgalley. I have received books from both. I am also listed in a couple of reviewer directories, one specifically for Indie published books and authors. I have gotten quite a few hits off of those.
Thanks Lisa; and for the other resources which I'll have a look at soon.