~ Reviews and other features will be done at my own pace, which basically means slow (no real change there!). Other than the small number of reviews I'll soon be cross-posting to the blog from those I posted on Amazon/Goodreads while on hiatus, the pace of the blog will be dictated by what I am in the mood to read and review and the time I have to spend on it. Reviews will still reflect my honest opinion on the book whether positive or negative, but I will start to use half stars in my rating.
~ The focus of the blog is shifting concerning the books I spotlight (Whatcha Reading?) outside the reviews. Previously, I featured almost any indie paranormal fiction book and let the reader determine for themselves the quality of the book. From now on I will be more selective about the books I spotlight outside the reviews and will focus more on those books I've read and enjoyed myself and want to share with other readers, or books I haven't read but are written by authors I trust (from my own reading experience) to deliver a good story. Guest Author posts, Blog Tours, sale alerts, etc. do not fall within this requirement. Promotional blog tours where I haven't read the book will be marked PROMO for the readers clarification that it is not a recommendation. Likewise, I'll be looking for an icon to use to indicate which books reviewed or featured on the blog are IPBR favorites.
I think that's it for now. Looking forward to sharing lots of good indie reading with you...again!
*1 DEC 12 - Edited for clarification and to adjust the section on review requests. After some consideration, I will now take review requests for short stories. The section above has been modified. Please see the Review Guidelines page for more information.
*18 DEC 12 - Further editing for clarification on promotional posts for blog tours
*19 JAN 13 - Tentatively opening the blog to full range of review requests