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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

On My Review Policy

Recently I've had three or four inquiries from folk anxious to get a review of their ebooks, so I thought I'd post here rather than answering individually. Guys, I'm a teacher-librarian. That's a dying species in Australia. Schools save money any way they can. One of the ways they save money is by taking it away from library budgets like mine. In the year 2012, I have a budget that would be someone else's petty cash. So I review YA books and put them in my library, as my way of giving our students something new, maybe even something not yet in the shops. I can't put an ebook in the library. I love my ereader, as you might have noticed if you're following this blog, but every book in my library is available, somewhere, in paperback. Or if it's out of print, at least I can still read it. But that's for me only. My policy states that I don't review anything that's only available as ebook. Please respect that. If it changes I'll announce it here, I promise.


Lan said...

I can see this post falling on deaf ears. I have a big red sentence across the top of my review policy saying I'm not accepting any reviews at the moment. And still they send them.

Sue Bursztynski said...

I can only try. I don't want to be horrible, but my policy does say no ebooks for review.