Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Our address

If you would like to submit a book for a dish, please send it along to:

dee's Book Reviews
PO Box 176
Corbin, VA 22446

Please be sure to include any pertinent information, such as a release date, bio information, or contact information. Please include an e-mail address so that I may contact you and let you know that I received your submission.

Thank you.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

I'm An Editor, Agent, Publisher. Can I Send You Books, News?

You bet!

New author you really want to get the word out on? Send us their book and a press release. We'll dish the book and automatically consider it for FAB.

Have news you want to spread around the web? Send it on over. We're working on new aspects of our site that will allow announcements!

Do You Read And Dish On Every Book Sent You?

We try.

We may not get to it right away, but we try and read books sent to us first. If you have a book that will be released soon and would like to have it dished on by a certain date, you may want to send us a note and let us know, if we think we can do it, we'll let you know. If we can't do it by the date you request, we'll let you know and the choice to send it will be yours to make.

Please remember, we will be honest in our dish. If we don't particularly like the book, we'll say so. Submit at your own risk.

If I Send You My Book, Am I A Guaranteed FAB?


Sorry. It just doesn't work that way. We can't even promise a glowing dish. We have to be honest above all else. And our FAB picks are books that really speak to us or make us laugh or are just plain enjoyable. We may like a book, but very few merit the FAB title.

What Is The Best Way To Be Picked For FAB?

Send us your book. We can't consider it if we haven't read it.

At present, the dee's find their FAB picks by scouring the bookstores for new authors, and not only is it time consuming, not all stores may be carrying your book. You can e-mail us at deeanddeedish @ sbcglobal.net (once again, without the spaces) for the address to send the book(s). Please note, one dee is in VA and the other in KS, so if you don't have a particular dee in mind, you will need to send two copies to make it timely.

I Write e-Books, Why Are They Not Considered?

At the present time, the dee's do not read many e-books.

We are both very busy and do not have an e-Reader, so it isn't as easy for us to take e-books with us on the go. If you would still like us to dish on your e-book, we will be more than happy to do that, and you can send us the link at deeanddeedish @ sbcglobal.net (without the spaces). We are considering a separate week each month devoted to great new e-book finds, so feel free to send them over and look for details of the e-FAB in the near future.

I'm An Author But This Will Make Book 6 For Me, Can I Still Be Considered For FAB?

There are a few exceptions to our FAB guidelines.

If you are already established but will be introducing a new book under a pen name, the new book can be considered, BUT, we will not dish the books written under your other name during that week. We will mention you also write under that name, but the FAB week will be all about your new identity.

If you have been e-published and are now breaking out into print format, we will be glad to consider your print work for FAB.

Anthologies that you have contributed to do not count. FAB is for full length novels only. We will gladly dish on your anthology work during the week, but it will not be a major focus.

Are There Guidelines For FAB Picks?

1) The author cannot have published more than 5 full length novels.
2) We prefer that the author has not yet hit any major bestsellers list.

We are trying to get the word out about new finds, and chances are, if the author has a bestseller, we'll be reading it and dishing on it anyway. We love debut authors as well, so many times you'll find us spotlighting a brand new author.

What Is FAB?

FAB = Fabulous Author/Book.

Both dee's love to find new authors that write excellent books. In order to introduce our readers to great new talent, we initiated FAB. Each month, the dee's will each have an author they will spotlight. There will be contests, reviews of their book(s), and interviews. We encourage readers to post questions to the author and if you've read or pre-ordered the book or books, we'd love to hear what you thought or what made you decide to try the author. The contests vary, but generally they involve a viral blogging theme.

You Keep Saying That - Honest But Not Cruel. Wouldn't It Be More Fun If You Were Cruel?

More fun? For who? It just isn't in our nature to be cruel.

Both of the dee's are writers (pre-pubbed, but still) and we understand the amount of work, blood, sweat and tears that go into writing a novel. So, if we don't like the book, we'll tell you, and we won't sugar coat. BUT, not liking a book is no excuse to belittle the author or all of their hard work. Sometimes we have very strong feelings of dislike for a book, and I'm sure that comes across just fine without resorting to nastiness.

Why Dish? Isn't It A Review?

Technically? We suppose it is.

If you look up the word review at dictionary.com then what we post falls into that category. However, we don't really feel like that's what we do. We say dish, because basically, we're just two friends talking about the books we've read. We say what we liked, what we didn't, and we keep it honest but not cruel.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Okay, But WHY Should I Listen To You?

Well, 'cause we're pretty? Nah, that's probably not the answer you were looking for. In all honesty, we can see two possible answers, the first sounding totally conceited and just plain wrong, and the second being the truth.

1 - (Totally conceited answer) Because we're extremely intelligent women who just happen to be right. About everything.

2 - (The truth) That's actually not a question we can give an answer to. You'll just have to read our thoughts on the books and see if they jive with yours. The good thing here is, if we liked a book and you totally hated it, you can read our reviews and read the opposite into them. On that same note, if we happen to like a book and you do too, it would seem our tastes are similar, therefore, you'll be able to look for some new books. That's why we post reviews on books whether we like them or not. Remember, we're going to be honest about a review, so not all of them will be favorable. We will, however never be cruel. We'll give you our thoughts, good and bad, and you'll be able to see if you like the way we think or not. We just really hope you'll like the way we think ;)

So, Who Exactly are dee and Dee?

You know, this isn't exactly an easy question to answer, because really, who exactly are any of us? But, we'll try.

dee - The only d whose name actually begins with "d". Busy wife and mother of six, aspiring writer (and she so totally rocks on with her bad self on the writing gig), when she's not homeschooling, waitressing, or taking care of her fabulous family, she's a readin'. You can of course check out her Personal Dish by clicking here. And then, you can click here to see her ABC's of Me(Me).

Comments are open on all FAQ posts, if you would like further info, please just leave us a comment and we'll make sure to answer it.

Monday, January 22, 2007

All You Ever Wanted To Know...And Then Some

Hello, Lovelies! If you are looking for our reviews, please click here or you can click the link on the side over there. We moved the review site so we could organize everything better and make it easier for you to find our dishes, and we love our new home, BUT (I know, always a but) we have this address here so we figured we may as well make use of it. So now, this site will serve as the FAQ page for dee & Dee dish.

We're just now getting it going, but soon you'll find FAQ's, submission guidelines, and the little rants (erm, essays) that we have rumbling around in our heads. Basically, if it aint a review, but it's still about books, you'll find it here. We'll make sure to link it from our review page, so no need to point bookmarks. This is basically a spot for information purposes only. Make sense? Oh good, I'm glad it does to one of us ;)!

Take Care

Monday, January 01, 2007

We have MOVED!!!

Happy New Year, you wonderful people!

If you're reading this though, I'm a little worried about you. See, it's January 1, 2007, and we are not HERE anymore. This is the LAST post at this site.

But don't worry, this site will stay up for a while, because it has directions to our new home. And we really want all of you to come on over to the new place and find us. It's a whole different atmosphere over there. The paint is different, we've hung some pictures up on the walls, we even have mood lighting! Plus, we're going to be unveiling so many wonderful new ways for you to WIN BOOKS, you really don't want to miss it.

So head on over to the new digs. All you have to do is click HERE , or you can point your web browser in this direction - http://deeanddeedish.blogspot.com . Either way will get you there. Remember to change or add a new bookmark, so you can easily find us.

From BOTH of us to ALL of you...

Take Care, and Keep Turning Those Pages!!

Dee and dee