Re: This is great

Date: 2014-06-24 05:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] renay
Unfortunately, we're not professionals, so have no access to the publishing stats we'd need. I considered this initially, but when I first started this project LB was very new, I had been out of reviewing for a little while, and had already run into lots of walls just trying to get responses to review copy requests, much less robust data on who was being published. It's an idea, though, and WOULD be pretty revealing. At this point, I'd also like to think publishers would be on board with helping (and thus, easier to contact!). However, someone would have to give me a grant. ;)

The non-review coverage is something Justin and I covered on Rocket Talk. If I were building a project like this from the ground up, I would absolutely change our inclusion rules to cover everything book-related on a blog, not just reviews: upcoming posts, giveaways (especially these, because they're often publisher supported), guest blogs, author interviews, cover discussions, etc. Knowing my luck, then I would pull SF Signal from the sampling frame, and they post 10+ times a day. AND so that's why I would need a grant of some kind to expand the scope. A girl's gotta eat during marathon sessions of research. XD
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