I’m Sofia and I’m a book blogger and bookstagrammer.
2) How long have you been blogging for?
I’ve been blogging for about a year.
3) Why did you want to start a blog for your book reviews, rather than just posting them on existing sites like goodreads?
Starting a blog gave me something as my own platform and allowed me to customise things to my discretion, add features like graphics etc.
4) How long does it typically take you to write and format a blog post, including taking any accompanying photos?
It takes about an hour, sometimes up to two.
5) Does it generate any income for you, or is it a labour of love?
It’s just a labour of love.
6) Do you purchase your books online, from bookstores, from other retailers or a combination?
7) Do you seek out Australian authors in particular, or is that more of a bonus?
I do try to seek out Aussie authors because I love promoting Aussie work.
8) What do you think makes the Australian market special?
Australian stories are unique in that they contain voices that aren’t in the general market. We have totally different school systems, lifestyles and places that would be great representation for Aussie culture. It’s also refreshing to see Aussie work up there with US and UK work.
9) Do you notice how much of your reading is from major publishers (i.e. Penguin/Random, HarperCollins, Allen & Unwin etc), smaller publishers (e.g. Magabala, Pantera, Odyssey) or indie authors who self-published? Do you have a preference?
I read mostly from major publishers, but since NetGalley, I’ve branched out to more indie publishers.
10) Is there one amazing book that you’re recommending to everybody at the moment?
I’m recommending Stalking Jack the Ripper because IT IS AMAZING!
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