|On My Mind Monday with Paranormal Sisters!|
Where every Monday we pick a topic and tell you our thoughts on it. It might be weekly or every other week. Haven't decided yet. And if you have a topic you want our thoughts on, post a comment and we might decide to do it.
I heard and seen posts about blogs charging people for reviews. The blog will write a review for your book for a certain price. Some of these prices are out of the box crazy. Especially if you're an indie. I mean we're already spending so much just to get our book out there, now you want use to pay hundreds more just for a review.
Look I'm kind of a virgin on this topic but I have a need to talk about it. I kinda want to see what you my readers think about it. So today on On My Monday I'll be talking about charging for reviews from two point of views-The Blogger & The Writers side.
I see the want behind charging one. If blogging is a passion and kind of like a job to most I can see why one would want to charge for book reviews. Why not get some cash for the time you are putting into these books you read and then review. If one isn't lucky in the job world in our society then why not try to make some cash in things you are good at, like writing reviews. We bloggers put hours at end in these blogs you guys oh so love and sometimes it can be tiring. I'm sure sometimes we all feel like what's the point. Yes, there's a great feeling in spreading the love for books you just can't get enough of, even spread the words on authors too.
But sometimes there's a want for more. A dream to earn a little while working on your hobbie, your passion. Now I'm not saying to charge people hundreds of dollars. No, far from that. Like if I would to charge for the reviews I do for books it would be 5 bucks. Why that cheap, let’s talk to my indie side....
Sadly if you're like me, you don't have a job out there in our society. So, since no one wants me I'm trying to make my writing as a good income. Or at least make a little profit after all I spent to get my short out there in the writing world. And since I already spent so much I wouldn't want to spend hundreds of dollars on certain packages for book reviews and what not. That'll hurt me too much to do so and I don't care how popular your blog is. But since I'm a blogger I can see the want behind it. So if charged 5 to 10 dollars for reviews, I think I could do that as an indie. It’s cheap and I'd be helping me out by getting my book out there while helping out that blogger that's putting in the time to review it. It’s a win, win situation.
In some eyes I'm sure I'm wrong to you guys which is why I'm bringing the topic to you. What's your opinion on the subject? If you're a writer and they asked for 10 dollars for the time into reading/reviewing your book, what would you say to that?
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