Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Tell Me Something Tuesday: To request or not to request: how do you limit ARC requests?



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June 27th: To request or not to request: how do you limit ARC requests?

I request those that I really really want. Sometimes I do fall for a nice request even if not my genre, but I am all I should give it a go. You never know.

Those emails I get are the easiest to say no to. I just do not bother. They always claim they have read my reviews and then I get a request for something that I would never review. They are always so full of themselves too and come with demands. Those ARC requests I just delete. Less to think about.

I have also gotten better limiting, well good emails ;) My weak point now is netgalley. I try to stay away, but sometimes they just look so shiny! I am sort of glad Edelweiss turns me down 99% of the time, and that I just can not navigate that site.

I also do check that I do not have to many requests, I can not read them all after all. And I want to read some of my own books too, that is the project I started 2 years ago. Read my own books, request less.


Luci in Feb

44 comments:

The Reading Frenzy said...

Great post I don't request too many because of my editorial review contracts that I have to get out each month, but like you there are a few that I MUST HAVE :)

Blodeuedd said...

I am all WANT lol

Chris said...

I just quit asking for ARCs! They tended to stress me out more than I enjoyed them.

Blodeuedd said...

I am happy for NG cos u can read them months before, makes it easier

Unknown said...

I have really limited myself to series/authors I already read. Otherwise I am all library where there is no pressure.

bermudaonion said...

I try to limit ARCs too but, sometimes, that's easier said than done. I do a pretty good staying off Netgalley.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Of I head over to NG or Edelweiss, I go only to search for a title I want. Most days I get emails and pick and choose from them. I try to set a limit on those I accept. Right now audio is my weakness.

Blodeuedd said...

The library is sure good for that

Blodeuedd said...

So difficult at times

Blodeuedd said...

Audio is a new weakness of mine too, new and shiny!

Hani said...

Im an international blogger so it's hard for me to receive physical ARCs plus Netgalley is such a big weakness of mine too *cries*
Haniya
booknauthors.blogspot.com

Karen said...

I don't use Edelweiss - I find it to be more complicated than Netgalley.
I don't accept many anymore so I just keep a list by the month so I don't accidentally take on too many per month.
If I'm reading ahead of schedule then I can take a few more but I'm reading more for fun these days.

For What It's Worth

Unknown said...

Netgalley is a huge weakness for me. Edelweiss I just cannot navigate, is there a trick to it? As far as ARC review requests I just accept from publishers or publicists and then it is usually a Netgalley Widget link to the book.

Mary Kirkland said...

I don't use netgalley anymore and usually only review books that I buy myself.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Luci in Feb is so cute. Yeah those emails are very easy to delete. lol

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I totally hate the new Edelweiss site too which is a good thing because I stay off from it. NG is still my weakness. I am getting better and better about not requesting, but still take on more than I should. I am really utilizing my library these days and loving it.

Blodeuedd said...

It is s freaking complicated :/

Blodeuedd said...

I will never understand it. I go there a few times a year and get confused

Blodeuedd said...

It is easier then

Blodeuedd said...

SO easy ;)

Blodeuedd said...

It seems like everyone hates it! Why do they not make it easier+

Nicci said...

I've joined netgalley... I'm hoping that I can resist the demon that tells me to request all the pretties because since I'm more than likely to be refused then find myself suddenly accepted and swamped! lol

LilyElement said...

I get them on NetGalley or Edelweiss now if I'm gettings ARCs. Otherwise I'm just buying them lol

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, setting limits? I'm not sure I know what that means...LOL! In all seriousness though, I follow the same guidelines a lot of people have already suggested, i.e. request only the books I REALLY want to read, though I'll sometimes consider interesting books that are pitched to me. I am always caving to NetGalley though, but I still make sure only to request only if I'm comfortably above the suggested stats (I like to be at least 90%).

~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

Kathryn T said...

Its so hard to limit review books so that we can read our own books! I usually request only what I really want to read but sometimes requests from publishers push me into saying yes at times!

Rachel said...

I've really limited my requesting,too. Ugh, agreed, Edelweiss' site is a nightmare!

Blodeuedd said...

Hehe. the demon is hard to resist

Blodeuedd said...

Yay for NG

Blodeuedd said...

I survive by only looking at romance on NG ;)

Blodeuedd said...

I have been bad now, why do I say yes when I do not have that much time, oh well

Blodeuedd said...

I do hate it, blergh

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

I've been really trying o be super picky lately as my time is so limited. Hard to do though...

Yvonne said...

I've tried limiting my requests, too. I agree about Edelweiss - especially their new system. I can't get around it at all. I'm trying to stay away from NetGalley but it's not easy.

I get those emails, too, saying they read my blog and then request a review of a book not in my genre at all.

Blodeuedd said...

evil ng with all the goodies

Blodeuedd said...

So freaking hard

Blodeuedd said...

seems everyone is lost. so glad i am not the only one

Sophia Rose said...

Net Galley is such a huge temptation for me as well. I have an Edelweiss account, but I have the same trouble- probably a good thing so I don't get overwhelmed with book temptations.

Blodeuedd said...

I guess we can agree then that it's good E is tricky cos else we would have too many books

Carole Rae said...

KITTYYYYY!

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Carole's Random Life in Books said...

I have such a problem with this. I tell myself no more requests and then boom...I go crazy. Oh well.

Blodeuedd said...

Hehe

Melanie Simmons (mlsimmons) said...

I don't take review requests (at least not from authors I don't know). I don't surf NetGalley. I request books from audio publishers. Some authors that I know will offer me a book. I do go to NetGalley when I hear of a book that I want (or an author I like) has a new book that posted.

Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

Blodeuedd said...

I mostly request from Forever so in that way NG is easy for me ;)

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