(For some reason I am having issues logging into my account, but I still posted today since it's not quite midnight! LOL)
I was supposed to post a review today for a blog tour. The file was emailed to me two weeks ago and when I tried to open it, I couldn't. I immediately emailed back to tell the tour host that it wouldn't open and they replied and said they would send a different format. But they never did. I sent one more follow up email, but didn't hear back and I didn't really think I should have to chase them down. Maybe I should have, but I somehow thought that if the review was important to them, they would make sure I had something to review, you know?
As a book reviewer I get a lot of requests for reviews and my schedule gets filled quickly. When things like this happen, it is sad, I think, because we all lose---the readers, me, the author, everyone.
So, if you are hosting a blog tour and someone can't open a file you've sent, please make sure you follow up and get a file that is downloadable to the person you want to review it. It's just more professional if you do and more fun for everyone concerned!
(I'm finishing off 2013 with Carla Kelly's Miss Billings Treads the Boards. What are you reading to end off the year?)