When taking a quote from a review to use as a blurb, how do you want to be credited?
Please simply credit any blurbs to: The Real Book Spy.
If I represent an author or publisher and want to send you some books, what’s the best way to contact you?
Email. If you shoot me an email at Ryan@TheRealBookSpy.com I’ll respond within twenty-four hours.
How is this site different than any other review site?
First of all, there is no site quite like this one. That’s why I made it! At the end of the day I’m just a fan of the genre. I simply made the website I would have enjoyed going to myself. Yes, reviews are important, so I’ll be writing plenty of them. Interviews too. But I’ll also be covering authors themselves, not just their books.
On your logo, the guy is holding a book that says “ARC,” what does that stand for?
ARC stands for “Advance Reading Copy” – also known as a galley copy – which is what publishers send out to various media outlets, etc for people to write reviews before the book actually comes out.
Do you buy the books you review, or do you get them for free?
As a rule, I only review books that are sent to be by the publisher, the author, their agent, or their publicist.
Will you be doing any giveaways?
YES! Everyone loves free stuff, right? I’ve got some things lined up already and plan to do regular giveaways and contests throughout the year.
*Side note: All giveaways are for participants inside The United States only!