MINI BOOK EXPO FOR BLOGGERS…. link to the site
Has anyone else been having trouble getting their books?
Are you wondering what in the world is going on?
If you said yes, then you’re not alone.
Last I heard, the final pile of the 2008 books were to be released in early 2009. Reviews are still being added to the site, but we’re still waiting for the rest of the 2008 releases as far as I know. Please don’t get me started on any possible 2009 releases… **sighs**
Then there was talk of the site being updated. January 18th 2009, a poll was posted up, asking how could they make things better on Mini Book Expo For Bloggers. With the exception of one planned update, to release books in a more consistent manner, there has been no forthcoming information about what is going on, when any planned changes will take effect, etc.
I am thoroughly frustrated with how the site is being run and I have good reason. My husband, my son and I all review books for MBE, or at least my son has tried, but his books from October 2008, have never arrived, despite countless email to the site head and to the publishers. I can certainly deal without the books from MBE, but I don’t like my son’s hopes being raised when he is told that they’d love for him to review some children’s books (and get a child’s perspective) and then have an over 7-month delay, with doubts as to the books EVER arriving. Despite my assurances and hugs, I still hate seeing my son upset to the point of tears!!
I’m at wits ends here ladies and gentlemen and I am very, and I believe justly, peeved about this whole thing.