I don't know where to start so I'll just jump in! As you may know, I do a feature I call Fangirls Spotlight where every month I spotlight an indie or fairly unknown author whom I think is awesome and deserves more attention and everything. I try to do a giveaway and lots of reviews and recently I've started reaching out to these authors for interviews or guest posts if they have time. Now in my experience authors are really nice awesome people, both big name authors and independent or self published, though the latter especially. They're just usually so nice, you know? Willing to do interviews and guest posts when they have the time as long as you ask nicely.
So for a spotlight I emailed this author who I've been following(on social media) for a long time, I explained what Fangirls Spotlight is and how I'd picked their books for that month. They were really nice, said that they would love to do an interview, and would even sponsor a giveaway, which I thought was super nice and awesome.
So I'd first emailed this author two weeks before the beginning of the month, figuring this was plenty of time to give him to do the interview and email me with the giveaway info. I sent him the questions and waited...and waited...and waited. Finally two weeks had passed so I emailed him again, and just said; "I'm sure you're busy, but I wanted to at least make sure you got my questions. Also do you have any information about the giveaway because I'd like to start it soon", or something along the lines of that and again I waited....and waited...and waited. Another two weeks passed, we were halfway through the month and I hadn't heard anything back from them.
So I emailed this author again saying something like "hey I guess maybe something came up? But if you still have the time I would love to finish the interview" and so on. Then another week passed and nothing. I emailed again and I was really nice said "I guess something came up and you didn't end up having time, it was too late to save my spotlight for the month but if you ever have time for the interview I'd still be willing to post it". So I was really nice even though my whole spotlight for the month fell apart, I ended up posting 1 review and nothing else. Now it's been almost a month and I never so much as got a sorry...this really irritates me!
Like please tell me if I'm wrong for being pissed? It's just, not only did he agree to an interview but he mentioned sponsoring the giveaway which I was going to do by myself, and then not only did he miss out on the basically free publicity through my blog but he messed up my whole plan for that month on my blog. And then he never even apologized!
Because of all this I haven't felt motivated in the least to read this authors books even though I already own 3(4?) of them that I haven't yet read, and even though I'm not mad enough to say I'll never read his books again I am seriously thinking that when I finally do I wont review them. Why should I promote this author in anyway on my blog now?
So in the end I'm still pissed and the worst part is if he had just taken the time to apologize, just a simple "I'm sorry, something came up and I totally forgot" or something like that I would be completely fine, but he hasn't and it irritates me to no end.
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I am happy to say that since all this I've successfully done three author interviews all of which were very nice and prompt, one of which who literally sent me back her answers in under an hour. Also, this months Fangirls Spotlight author is so nice, not only did she agree to an interview(which you can see here) but she also set up something else that I am so excited to show you next week and she was just all kinds of nice.
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