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No I Will NOT Review Your Book! And Here’s Why… #MPBooks

Today’s post is a bit of a rant…

When asking for reviews for their books from bloggers and other influencers, authors can make a whole host of mistakes.  While there’s plenty of ways to go about asking for reviews, authors often don’t realise that it’s not just their chances of a review that’s at stake.  The whole way an author acts from asking for the review to receiving it affects how future bloggers/influencers will react to them.  So if you’re an author, you’d better beware, and don’t make the mistakes that this author has…Read More »

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December 2017 Round-up #MPBooks

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I plan to do a years round up at the very start of 2018, to get the final stats on what’s happened this year but for now the monthly round-up of what’s happened to me and this blog in December.Read More »


When Talent’s Worth a Shout Out #MPBooks

This blog talks a lot about books but today I want to do something different and hopefully put a smile on your face with some fun and different music clips (there’s even a festive xmas one!) 🙂

When you see someone who’s talented, especially somebody local to your area, you can’t help but feel the need to mention them to everyone you know, especially if they put a smile on your face with that talent.  Back in the early 2000s I was visiting my local town centre frequently and was captivated by someone busking there.  I’d seen and heard lots of buskers over the years but most had never really captured more than a few seconds of my time, but that all changed with these guys.Read More »

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Free Books/ARCs Help the Publishing Industry so Stop Complaining! #MPBooks

After a pretty rough week health wise I decided to log into my Amazon UK account where I’ve been leaving reviews for books and other items for several years now. Unlike most days which are uneventful on the site though, yesterday I was met with a harsh ‘unhelpful’ vote on one of my most recent reviews along with a comment which stated:

“Your review would have carried more weight if you had put your hand in your pocket and actually bought a copy yourself!”Read More »