Part of a series. When you get hundreds of book review requests, you only take minutes to decide which books to accept. What goes through a book bloggers mind? I can’t speak for all bloggers, but here’s what goes through mine….
To: my email
Subject line: Quills and Zebras – Review Request – [book title]
Woohoo, personalised email!
My name is [name] and I’m the author of the book [title].
So far so good…
I came across your site via explain how you found the site and can see that you’re a fan of the fantasy books. ADD IN 2-3 sentences of personalization based on reading the blogger’s bio and taking a quick look around their site. And I’ve followed you on list sites you followed them on, so we can stay in touch that way now too.
I’m all for template emails – they save time, and ensure the author includes the key information in each email. But at least take the time to read through your emails before hitting send!
Might I convince you to take a look at my novel [book title]. I’d gladly provide you with an copy of my book via your preferred eBook platform – just let me know.
Now I cannot help but read critically. You’re missing a question mark in the first sentence. Also, who says platform?
Description: [book blurb].
Thanks for considering this request. I look forward to hearing from you.
Trailer of the book: [link]
Why whack the trailer here? You should’ve put it straight under the book blurb.
You lost me at “explain how you found the site”. Rejected.