This is the only conversation you will get from me on this. I wasn’t originally going to do a post about this, but, I thought I would just state my OPINION and leave it at that. Love me or Hate me, this is my opinion and mine alone, so if you don’t like what I have to say, oh well, it’s how I feel and if everyone else can make a statement why can’t I.
I will have a full BEA recap post next week…YES A FULL RECAP! with pictures of my books and all *gasp*. I am not rubbing anything into anyones face and don’t take away the fun I had meeting bloggers and getting some books I might not have otherwise heard of or gotten if I didn’t go to this event. BEA is a place to chat with publishers, meet authors and the best part meet blogging friends. One of the perks of doing to BEA is you can get some awesome ARCs, some are just thrusted at you and some you pick up. I am not explaining why I grabbed 58 books, that was how many I got and I am honored to have received them. NO I WILL NOT BE SELLING THEM! Most of the ARCs I received I had signed, not with just the authors name but with my name also, love the book or not, I wanted that book for me and me alone. I grabbed a few that I thought our COYER friends might like to giveaway since I know they will cherish and read them. They will also review and give those books the love they deserve. I find it in poor taste for people to bash others about how many books they grabbed. Why? What is what I grabbed any business of yours? I love reading and I love blogging and I love blogging about books so why can’t I grab a couple books I might not have otherwise seen.
For example, going to BEA I planned to only grab what I really, really wanted. Walking around the event one of my blogger friends told me about a book called Stalking Jack the Ripper. I never heard of it before that moment and because I have a strange obsession with Jack, I knew it was something I would want to read, after reading the synopsis, I wanted it even more, I was really excited about this book so much that I made sure to meet the author and get the book signed, I SQUEALED with joy (I don’t normally squeal, ever) this was a book I never heard of but found at BEA and I couldn’t have been happier. I can’t wait to read it. So please don’t tell me what I can and can’t do with my books or tell me what I should or shouldn’t have grabbed. Because at BEA I found a lot of books I didn’t even know where coming out and now I plan to promote them when I read and if I like them. The ones that aren’t signed if I don’t like them I will pass them along.
I was sad to see some people comment that bloggers don’t help sell books and they don’t need us. That hurt me, I love to promote and help authors and readers find each other. This was painful and I will just have to go about my business and avoid those that don’t need my help. I am truly sorry you felt that way.
To the person or persons selling ARCs on Ebay, you, my friend, are an ASSHOLE! Plain and simple, you can make all the excuses in the world for why you did it but YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE! I don’t know who did it or if it was even a blogger but please for the LOVE OF GOD, if one blogger does something bad, don’t lump us all together. Myself and a LOT of others bloggers would never do this and are really angry that someone did. So please STOP BEING AN ASSHOLE and STOP SELLING ARCs.
This is my opinion and the only thing I will say about this matter. If you still love me great! I love you too, however, I think this jealousy that bloggers have for other bloggers and the books they get needs to end, we are all on the same side. Some people just have better luck at getting ARCs..Good for them, now get over it…stop being so jealous, its not like they own the only copy, if you really want the book go out and buy it when it come out, it’s really not that hard.
Thanks for stopping by to read my rant.
If you still like me after this, check out my BEA post next week!
I had so much fun and can’t wait to share my experience!