Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Q & A on book and DVD reviews...




I was blown away with the response we received in just a few hours after posting our "request for reviewers" yesterday.

And instead of responding to each email that had a question I thought I'd answer your questions here, because if one person wrote asking it, surely others were wondering about it as well.

Q: Are you looking for pro photographers to do reviews?
A: No, it doesn't matter if you are a stay at home mom taking pictures of your family or a professional photographer with a huge studio, we are looking for photography enthusiasts at any/all levels.

Q: Are all the books/DVD's to be reviewed photography related?
A: Yes. Though some may be "indirectly" related, such as marketing, blogging, or website design for photographers.

Q: Will reviews be posted with name and/or link credit?
A: Absolutely yes, all reviews will be posted as a "guest" writer, with a head-shot (not required), links will be given back to the writers website, blog, or photo stream, AND the writer is allowed to post the review on their own site as well. We will require that it be posted on Weekly Photo Tips first and on your site as soon as the following day.

Q: If I live outside the United States can I be considered?
A: Yes, but to help reduce costs participation may be limited to eBooks and downloadable materials.

Q: When will you be selecting reviewers?
A: We'll be announcing those selected to do reviews the beginning of March. But all requests will be kept and others may be selected for future review opportunities.

Q: So if I think the book wasn't very good my review won't be posted?
A: No, but we would like you to tell us you gave it a thumbs down, so we'll know not to expect a review for that product. Their are a bunch of reasons why, for (almost) 5 years and 1,000 posts we have kept things positive here at Weekly Photo Tips and that's the way we want to keep it. We have received products in the past that just didn't "work" for us, but that doesn't mean it won't be beneficial for others. People work hard to develop and promote their products and we are not interested in having a negative impact on their ability to support their company, themselves, or their families.

If you are interested in writing a guest review or have a question about it, please drop us an email.


3 comments:

Igor Marić said...

This is great!
My greatest concern was about my geographic location.

Q: If I live outside the United States can I be considered?
A: Yes, but to help reduce costs participation may be limited to eBooks and downloadable materials.


Thank you for taking us who live outside the US in consideration.
Cheers!

David R Martinson said...

I think doing guest reviews is a great idea. You get the whole community involved and some outsider perspective as well.

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