We love book bloggers and vloggers – we love to hear what actual readers have to say about the books on our shortlist, and our past winners. We love to meet you in person at our events each autumn (including our intimate gathering just for bloggers to meet the shortlist and judges at the Groucho in London), and we love to be challenged by bloggers (our shadow panel of bloggers has not once chosen the same winner as our judging panel!)
With the GDPR legislation’s arrival in May 2018 we decided to scrap our old mailing list for bloggers, made up of email addresses we had collected over the years – we knew that all the addresses were found in the public domain or given to us directly, but we wanted to be really, really sure that you wanted to hear from us – we respect your inboxes and nobody likes unwanted emails.
We use our mailing list to keep bloggers updated about key moments of the award, to invite you to events and to offer you review copies. We never pass your details on to anyone else, and we only send 6-8 emails a year at most.