I know 2013 isn’t over yet and I’m not wishing it away. I love November and December. The crisp air, the holidays, the long nights–I just love it. However, I’m trying to get more organized for next year. Organization isn’t my strong suit so we’ll see how it goes. And I can’t take on any more review books for 2013. I have five that I’ve committed to, plus four more for book tours. I foresee a lot of late nights in the very near future. Trust me, I’m not complaining.
Next year I want to read more. I say this every year, but I will really try in 2014. And I need your help to succeed. If you are an author don’t be shy, send me a request for a review. Just remember, I won’t be able to read and review it until 2014. If time isn’t an issue, hop on over to my review policy page. And this isn’t just for indie authors. I love books. I love authors. I don’t care if an author self-published or went the traditional route. All that matters to me is story. If the story is good then I’m in. I do prefer self-published books that have been professionally edited. I’m not an editor (just ask my wonderful and patient editor if you need confirmation), but I am capable of picking up on things. If it’s too painful to read, I may not finish it. If I do finish it, I will mention the lack of editing in my review.
Also if you need help promoting your books, keep me in mind for cover reveals, guest posts, and interviews. I can still fit these in this year. One of the best things about this blog is getting the chance to meet and talk with other authors. So far I’ve met many and have enjoyed each interaction. But I’m greedy and I want to meet more. Again, don’t be shy. Send me an email: tbmarkinson (at) gmail (dot) com and tell me how I can help. Don’t like email, get a hold of me via Twitter , Facebook, or Goodreads.
I’m really looking forward to 2014! What do all of you have planned for the new year?