#BookBloggerHop | When Do I Post My Reviews

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, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. 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 their own blog.

Do you post your reviews before publication day or wait until close to or on publication date?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I try to post ARC reviews around the publication date. Usually within a week before or a week after and some get posted on the publication date – it just depends on how my schedule is looking since I try to give each review it’s own post and I prefer to only post once per day. I read somewhere that this is the time period considered optimum for promoting books, but then others say on or after publication date. I’m mostly in this area.

Currently, I’m working very hard (by showing great restraint) in keeping time in my schedule to read the many books I have bought. In those cases, the reviews will just be posted as I finish and my calendar allows.

Do you post your reviews before publication day or wait until close to or on publication date?

26 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | When Do I Post My Reviews”

  1. This post could have been written by me! I always try fr a week either side of publication day but sometimes I just have too much going on and can’t manage it

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  2. I’m really good at publishing on or as close as possible to publication date for blog tour reviews. Netgalley ARC’s are a different story though! I’ve been putting more of an effort this year into trying to get to as many as I can in a timely manner but there are so many books and just not enough time haha

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  3. I generally post my reviews publicly on or fairly soon after publication day. I do sometimes combine reviews especially if I’ve read several in the same genre.

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    1. If I have too many, I combine them too. I try not to do more than two though, otherwise people have thought I was making a list rather than reviewing.

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  4. I don’t exactly follow publication date unless I have signed up for tour or publisher ha sent widget earlier with enough time to read. I’m not getting paid nor there is any obligation to chase publication date. I have learned that hard way and by reading book when I’m in mood or have time makes it more enjoyable.

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  5. I post them on Goodreads when I finish, Amazon and B&N on the pub date, and then on my blog as close as I can to the pub date. I try to keep to a schedule of two reviews/week on my blog, but lately that hasn’t worked – too many reviews waiting. Have a great weekend, Tessa!

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  6. I try to post reviews on or close to publication day if they are ARCS. I read a lot of books, okay most of them, after publication, so I post them when I get a chance to review them. I will group reviews, because I often have several to post at the same time. Of course all blog tours are individual books.

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  7. ahhhh i LOVED reading this!! also, all the photos look gorgeous AND I AM OBSESSED 😍😍 i don’t usually post reviews on my blog, but whenever i do, its usually whenever i finish the book because most of the ones i read are backlist titles!


  8. When I was out-of-work and working part-time, I was able to post my reviews as close to the release dates as I could. Now that I’m working full-time, I’m just trying to complete reading the books by the release date.

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