Sunday, August 11, 2013
Sunday Morning Rant: I Am Not An Ad Agency
Silly me...I thought all the book reviews and book-themed posts and book-related prose on My Reader's Block (oooh, look, it says "Reader's" right there in the title) just might be clue to anyone checking out my blog that what I do here is BOOKS. I have, just recently, received more and more requests from people wanting me to promote, review, or otherwise advertise their non-book-related products on my site. I've got people wanting me to pay them to post THEIR writing on my blog. Excuse me? If you want me to advertise your stuff (product, writing, whatever), shouldn't you pay ME for advertising space? Isn't that the way advertising works? Not that I will advertise your stuff if you DO offer me money...but still.
Y'all might notice that I've changed my header just a bit and I've edited my review policy--just in case these folks who say "I've read and enjoyed your blog..." actually DO read what I put here--to try and make it clear that what I do here is books. Period. I don't do Hollywood Memorabilia. I don't do iPhone cases (I don't own an iPhone--but that's beside the point). And my blog is not up for grabs to advertise anything other than books. The books I read and the books offered me for review according to the review policy.
Thank you for letting me blow off a little steam.
Now...back to your regularly scheduled Book Blog.