As you know if you follow this blog, I write reviews to post here, but I also review for Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words. They have made the announcement that Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is Going on Hiatus as of February 1, 2020. It is intended to return as of June 1, 2020. I will still be reviewing on this site during that time. I also post my reviews on Goodreads and Bookbub; you are free to follow me wherever you wish.
There is also a statement about Dreamspinner Press. I understand and support their stance–it is their website to do as they wish. I support all authors trying to make a living and I hope they all get paid. My stance is…I will support the author wherever they choose to publish. Many authors have chosen to ask for their rights back, but some authors have chosen to stay with Dreamspinner Press. I hope that works out for them so if they ask me to review their book, then I will here on my site. I am not going to ask to be removed from any author’s ARC team. This may have all created a bit of a mess for book links everywhere. Since many authors are republishing their books after the rights revert, there will be new covers, sometimes new titles, and a book may not be sold at all retail outlets any longer. I would advise readers to subscribe to an author’s newsletter or follow them on social media to find out the lastest information. You can click on the link below to read their statement for more information.
Please know, I don’t have any friends in this industry. I do not work for, nor have ties to any publisher or author. I do not friend authors on social media, although I am in their groups on Facebook and MeWe in order to see announcements about new publications, sales, etc. I pay attention to them on Goodreads and Bookbub or receive their newsletters, but only as it pertains to their work. I know next to nothing about them as people unless they way overshare in a way that I can’t help but notice. I did join a football pool. My point is: I am not trying to take sides or be political in any way. They write the books and publish them. It is their choice where to publish their work. I read the books and review them. I do not get compensated in any way and I am not an affiliate for any bookseller. Sometimes the review copy is free to me for my honest review, sometimes I win them in a contest, and sometimes I buy them. Please see the legal disclosure in the footer if you haven’t already.