Apr 9, 2014

ARC Essentials: Disney-Hyperion

I know, I know - it's been awhile since I posted one of these! Sorry for the delay. The time just slipped away from me! But today I am so excited to welcome my friend, Cassie, onto the blog to talk about Disney-Hyperion!
1. What should I include when asking for a review copy (Page view stats? Follower count? All social media accounts)?
Good question! It is always helpful to include information about your blog like the number of unique visitors, social media followers, and mailing address. A sentence or two about why you are interested in the book is always great to see!

2. How long should I be blogging before I ask for a review copy?
Even if you are new to blogging, everyone has to start somewhere. It never hurts to request a book and you may get a copy!

3. Who should I contact about receiving review copies?
Each company is different. Usually there is a general email address that receives review request. Otherwise, NetGalley is a great resource to request books and to see the different titles that companies have coming up!

4. Should I email an author about obtaining a review copy and have them forward my request onto their publicist?
If you know the author personally, totally! If not, it may be easier to go directly to the publishing company.

5. Do you expect me to review books I never requested, such as an ARC or finished copy I was sent but never asked for?
No, but I would love it if you would! Blogger buzz is such a great way to get the word out there about a book and get people interested.

6. When is the best time to post a review?
I think that the best time to post a review is a month or two before the book goes on sale. It helps spread the word about a book and can make a big difference in a release!

7. Where can I send in review links?
I love to get reviews! Please send them to whoever sent you the book or any contact that you have at the publisher.

8. Do you want to see all reviews I’ve done—positive and negative?

9. Am I more likely to get approved if I request an eARC of a book instead of a physical copy?
I look for the same things no matter what form of a book you are requesting.

10. When is the best time to request a book or be asked to be put on a list to receive a review copy?
It helps to get us the request several months before the release.

11. Do you have a catalog mailing list for bloggers that I can request to be a part of?
Stay tuned! We are always coming up with new ways to stay connected with bloggers.

12. If I want to interview an author or ask them to write a guest post for my blog, is it best to contact the author directly?
I think that it is always great to email the publicist and here is why: if they are organizing some sort of blogger cover reveal, giveaway, or tour, then they know that you are interested in the book.

13. Anything else you would like to add that you think bloggers should/need to know?
Hmmm… just that, for me, the best blogger request is enthusiastic, concise, and fun which makes them stick out! We love working with you and getting to know you.

*Note: All comments are my own opinion and not official statements or views of The Walt Disney Company.*

by Ashley Elston
-Open to US/CA residents
-Must be over 13

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  1. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    I LOVED the Disney Cinderella movie! It was awesome.

    In terms of movies that aren't animated, I loved The Bridge to Terabithia!

    Thank you :)

  2. My favorite Disney movie?! EEK! Such a hard question. Okay let's see... I've always had a special place in my heart for The Lion King. <3

  3. I have always love Beauty and the Beast but currently my girls are obsessed with Frozen, as is most of the country it seems. Those songs are played daily in my house!

  4. I love, LOVE Finding Nemo. I could watch that over & over and I'm in my 30's. I also love Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Beauty & the Beast, Monsters Inc., and The Incredibles. Thank you so much.

  5. My favorite is the Lion King.

  6. It's so hard to pick a favorite Disney movie! I love the classic princess movies, Cinderella, The Little mermaid, Alladin and I LOVE Brave <3

  7. I love The Little Mermaid! :)

  8. First of all, love this series!

    Second, fav Disney movie classic is Lion King and new movie is obvi Frozen.


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