Feature: Happy One Year Blogaversary! – Publishers – Part 5



I started Book Nerd after my employment ended sadly at the magazine (gotta love the economy!), but that didn’t stop me from pursuing it. Writing reviews wasn’t part of my job description but being able to read books were so much fun, it didn’t feel like work!

I only actively started to approach other publishers when I was blogging for 7 months. As bloggers before me, I was hesitant. I was scared. I thought about all those What ifs? “What if I wasn’t high enough on page views? Or what if I have such low social media numbers they wouldn’t even bother?” I was apprehensive to say the least, but like I said I took the chance and haven’t looked back since. And once I got a reply back, it felt like a big weight lifted off my shoulders. They liked my blog and stats enough to reply! I felt proud and accomplished.

I am incredibly grateful for all the wonderful lengths the publishers go through to get books for me. Sometimes their resources are limited and they don’t have enough ARCs to pass on to bloggers. And that’s okay, because I can and will wait until a book is ready to be sold so I can get my hands on ’em.

There has been many times where I have literally jumped up and down and ran around when I received a book from a courier. You know that feeling, you see the truck drive right up to your house and see him holding a package that can contain the next “I-can’t-put-this-down” type of book. That exact same feeling can elevate when your heart speeds up and your excitement builds and you want to tear into the package to see the goodie underneath. It feels like Christmas every day of the week. And I want to thank each and every one of the publishers who have dedicated their time and energy taking this one little book blogger and making her one happy book nerd.

Thank you to Amy, April, Brittany, Catherine, Crystal, Esther, Ksenia, Lindsey, Lisa, Melanie, Pamela, Nicole, Rita, Shannon, Kaitlin, Jackie, Derry, Vikkie, and Vimala!

Thank you Harper Collins Canada, HCC Frenzy, Random House Canada, Simon and Schuster Canada, Simon Pulse, HBG Canada, Penguin Group Canada, razOrbill Canada, MacMillian, Raincoast Books, Harlequin, Thomas Allen and Son, Scholastic Canada, Sourcebooks, and Spencer Hill Press!


Make sure to check out the rest of the posts in this series!

November 10
Part 1 – Kick-Off

November 11
Part 2 – Readers

November 12
Part 3 – Bloggers

November 13
Part 4 – Authors

November 14
Part 5 – Publishers

 November 15
Part 6 – Book Industry 

November 16
Part 7 – Thank you!

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  1. Jaime Lester

    November 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    I am in the process of starting to really get my blog up and running, so it will be a while before I am even at the point of thinking about asking for ARCs. But I can tell you, even from this far away, it scares the poo out of me. I appreciate reading posts like this one. It gives me the courage to know that I can get to this point too, one day. Thanks!

  2. jennifer

    November 14, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    It is nice to see someone who appreciates it so much!

  3. Ashley

    November 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Awesome post Giselle! Publishers are truly amazing. 🙂 I love how supportive they are of bloggers!

  4. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    November 14, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    I’m very happy to see that you appreciate it so much! Sometimes, I have the feeling that some bloggers are becoming a bit.. snobby. You know, like they think that it’s normal that they get those books.

  5. brandileigh2003

    November 14, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    They are so generous and I appreciate it too!

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