You may have seen this post and the Twitter furor that ensued afterwards. I’m pretty sure I saw some other posts in the American media about whether or not reviews by book bloggers actually results in sales and I’ll post those articles when I hunt them down.
While there is unlikely any hard data on how much book bloggers influence book sales, do you hope your reviews help sell the books you’ve fallen in love with? When you blog about a book, do you think about how you might be promoting an author? Or are you mostly interested in just talking about the book?
Personally, I’ve only thought about it when participating in blog tours. I mostly read for the pleasure of experiencing the book, but when an exceptional book comes along, I certainly don’t mind shouting from the rooftops to encourage others to read the book and, if it happens to be the case, giving a lesser-known author some recognition. If that results in sales, great! But I will probably never know.
Thanks for your thoughts!