Being a new blogger is hard. Pubs rarely send out ARCs to a blog under six months, and building the audience required to get those ARCs is hard and expensive work. Sometimes getting a hold of an ARC can help new bloggers get their foot in the door. It can provide a giveaway to draw traffic to their blog and help widen their audience. But not if they can’t get them.
On the flip side, there are bloggers like us who are sent several books a week. We are grateful for each and every book sent to us, but we simply can’t read them all. Especially the ones we don’t request. The thing is, those books deserve to be read and reviewed as opposed to collecting dust on our shelves or being given away or swapped to someone who may not read them or even own a blog.
Thus an idea was born.