What do you think of book review requests left in the comment field in your blog page? There are some people who (doesn't email you despite an email address being clearly provided) leave comments in my blog pages. I don't know if I should contact them or just ignore.
I'm actually glad that you posted this question... I am new here and have been poking around to get a feel for the etiquette and I hadn't seen anything about book reviews. I am excited about the opportunity to both review books and (hopefully one day) get my book reviewed by my peers, but I didn't see anything anywhere about how to go about initiating that type of exchange.
If there is a consensus of how we should all go about that I'd love to know, so that I can follow both paths respectfully.
Thanks for opening up the dialogue!
(and if it is posted somewhere I apologize, I just haven't found it yet)
I would respond still, I would try to keep it short and sweet- I always try to be polite. You never know, sometimes its just a new author that doesn't know the proper way to request.
But I think you could let them know that in the future, please make all requests by email. SOME of these posts are just spam and can be disregarded
I normally judge spam vs no spam if it is a generic post. Personalized and heartfelt posts will most likely just be someone who didn't know better.
I don't think that's very professional of an author or publisher--but KW has a point that the person who left the comment might be new to this and not know the proper way to go about it.
What I would do is respond to the comment with another comment in the same thread, because all commenters have the responsibility to check back, anyway. And then I'd edit my Contact page and Review policy to say that all review requests should be sent through e-mail.